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Annette Bjorling


Harp Teacher    
Annette Bjorling
Evanston, Illinois 60202
United States
Metro Area: Chicago
Contact and Information:
Telephone: 847-475-3905
Email: harper@muziker.org


Pedal Harp, Lever Harp, Celtic Harp, Folk Harp, Lap Harp


Classical, Celtic, Folk, Pop, Klezmer, Jewish, East European, Improvisation

Methods:   Various

Instruction Levels:

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching Location:

Studio at Home, at Student's Home, at Music Schools (Evanston, Glencoe)

Teaching Since:


Will Travel:   Maybe
Travel Distance:   Depends on time, number of students.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in private or public student recitals, which are organized about twice a year (held in public accessible rooms, like my music school in Evanston).

  • I also help find performance opportunities for (advanced) students, who’d like to perform.

  • A monthly harp ensemble circle is being offered for regular students and interested harpists

Teaching Experience:

  • I like to teach and to share my musical experiences with other musicians.
    During my years of teaching I have encountered many different people and situations, steadily broadening my teaching skills. I am lucky to have had mainly positive experiences. I teach both individuals and groups.

  • 1992 - 2000 private harp teacher in Germany: lever or pedal harp, various idioms of music, beginners and intermediate players

  • since 2001 in USA: private harp and recorder teacher, and at music schools: The Musical Offering, Evanston/IL, and The North Shore School for the Arts, Glencoe/IL

  • since 1995: workshop instructor for klezmer & East European traditional music (groups with various instruments) and corresponding dances; at public schools in Germany, and at international festivals in Europe and Canada

  • 1995-2000, during studies in “cultural education” (University of Hildesheim, Germany): teacher/instructor for classes and groups of various age ranges, styles of music, and instruments

  • since 1997: specially designed workshops for harpists in klezmer & East European traditional music at private music schools in Germany , and at festivals and harp conferences (Great Lake Harpers Folk Harp Conference, Rockford/IL, October 2002 and HarpCon2003, Bloomington/IN, July 2003)

Performance Experience:

I perform a variety of music, as soloist or with ensembles. I developed eclectic repertoires for various occasions: from background music, to (educating) concerts, to lively dance music.

I am member of several performing ensembles, such as Duo Controverso (USA), Trio KaleidoPhon (Germany), and harpist and musical director of the KlezmerOrchester (Europe).

Since 1995 I have been teaching and performing on various festivals throughout Europe and North America.


  • I grew up in Germany and received musical education since early childhood.

  • I studied harp at a private music school in Heidelberg and at the University of Hildesheim (both in Germany)

  • also private harp lessons with various teachers on international Festivals, such as world-renowned Rüdiger Oppermann, Park Stickney, and Liz Cifani (Chicago).

  • 1995-2000, I studied “cultural education” at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, -which included theory and practise in education, music, theater and cultural management.

Description & Biography:

I recorded CDs with my ensembles in Germany: trio KaleidoPhon and the KlezmerOrchester.
In 2002 I released my first CD with Duo Controverso: “Gedanken - Thoughts”.

Promotional material and DEMO recordings are available, and I'm always happy to help my students, clients and interested musicians in any way I can.

For more information, you can contact me directly,
or visit my website.

I am looking forward to hear from you.


It is NEVER TOO LATE, to start something new! - like learning a new instrument - let's say: HARP! ... ;-)

References:   Available upon request
Visit my Website:   www.muziker.org/annette
Duo Controverso:
Gedanken - Thoughts
klezmer mishpokhe
Testimonials & Reviews
Some comments, which I hear often from my students:
“I have always so much fun in my harp lessons!”

“Thank you for being so patient with me”

“It is worth traveling far for a good teacher”

“I’m looking forward to my next lesson!”

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