Lessons with Stephanie

Now enrolling new students for spring 2018: private lessons, coachings, and audition prep

Stephanie's Teaching Philosophy

  • Harp lessons are a personal experience that requires vulnerability and openness to making mistakes. Stephanie believes in a music studio that is a safe space to challenge oneself and explore what is possible.

  • A strong technique is the foundation of playing the harp. Though it can be modified for individual hands, good technique is necessary for players of all levels. All students are given exercises to advance their technique for the best possible playing.

  • Every student is an individual, and lessons should reflect this diversity. Different learning styles are accommodated and repertoire is selected to help nurture growth. Stephanie strives to foster a learning environment that empowers students and encourages them to pursue a life-long love of the harp.

Harp teacher Stephanie Gustafson has a decade of teaching experience in diverse settings, with students of all ages, backgrounds, and goals. She is passionate about tailoring harp lessons to fit each student's individual interests, while maintaining a safe, fun, and challenging learning environment.

Stephanie is based at her teaching studio in Houston Heights, and she has a second teaching location in Woodlands/Spring. Students can receive weekly lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes, dependent on their needs. Stephanie's students are given the opportunity to perform in two studio recitals each year; students are encouraged but not required to participate. Other performance opportunities are made available to interested students throughout the year, including competitions, ensemble playing, and community engagement. Lessons can include music theory and will incorporate repertoire of all genres, customized based on your goals and interests. In addition to classical pieces, students may learn pop music, jazz, religious repertoire, holiday favorites, and more. Stephanie can assist you in finding the right harp for your needs, and for an additional fee, she will travel to you for lessons.

In addition to her private studios, Stephanie is currently on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, where she teaches highly talented high school musicians. She also has an ongoing musical residency with the students of The Monarch Institute, a school for students with neurological disorders. While living in New York, she taught music classes at the prestigious International Preschool, working with students from all over the world, ages 3-5. 

My skill level, musicianship, and artistry have all improved so much thanks to her constant motivations. Stephanie holds her students to high standards and provides everything needed to reach those expectations, and supports you along the way.
— Kaitlyn S.

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