I've been taking piano lessons from Barb Evenson for two years and have learned not only how to actually play the piano, but a much better appreciation for all music.  Barb's style is upbeat but serious, patient while maintaining high standards, and incredibly flexible.  She is very knowledgeable and will always take the time to explain my questions regarding theory, technique, terminology, etc.  My lessons with Barb are so relaxing and enjoyable that I increased the time from 1/2 hour per week to 1 hour per week and renamed my lessons, Piano Therapy.  

-Becky Coats

"Barbara's workshop was a hit with both adults and children.  The Irish folklore she told and the interpretation of Celtic words made a personal and interesting presentation for everyone to enjoy."

-Anne Kohlhaas, Stinson Prairie Arts Council


"Thanks again for a great harp experience! I'm no longer intimidated by the instrument and it was great to be able to play several tunes by the end of class!"   

-Mark Forbis, workshop participant

I love to teach!  As a teacher, I have:

31 years of experience as an elementary general music teacher and music therapist, working with students in regular and special education

28 years of experience teaching private individual lessons




Lesson options:

Individual harp or piano lessons (30-min. lessons)

Introduction to the Harp (for ages 15+)  Have you ever been curious about the harp, eager to try it out, but not quite sure about long-term lessons?  This is the class for you!  Introduction to the Harp is an 8-week class in a small group setting.  The fee of $290 includes eight 45-min. lessons, plus rental of a lap harp.  No musical experience necessary, just come and have some fun playing and learning about this beautiful instrument!  If you love it, you may choose to continue on with private lessons.  This course is offered periodically throughout the year.  Give it a try!  

Contact me for more information at:

bjevenson@hotmail.com  or  515-233-2773