· Karen Mueller – Autoharp, Dulcimer,
Guitar & Mandolin ·

Call the store at 612-861-3308 to schedule a lesson with Karen.

Most of Karen Mueller’s students are learning to play guitar or mandolin, and she is a popular teacher for those instruments. She has been teaching guitar for 25 years, and covers a variety of styles, including flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques in traditional, folk and contemporary music.

Karen MuellerKaren is also a nationally acclaimed autoharp and dulcimer player, known for her exciting and innovative performing style. She is an International Autoharp Champion and National Dulcimer Championship Finalist, and has been playing both instruments for over 20 years. Karen’s travels have taken her to all parts of the US and to Ireland, and has appeared on stage at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS, the Memphis Dulcimer Festival, California Summer Solstice Festival, and the Augusta Heritage Center in West Virginia. She is the author of Mel Bay’s Celtic Autoharp book and contributor to their Dulcimer 2000, and has recorded two critically acclaimed CDs: Clarity, and her latest, Still Point. She makes her home in Minneapolis and is a member of two bands, Piper’s Crow (Celtic music), and Strawberry Jam–Bluegrass Music for Kids. She also performs with Irish singer Katie McMahon.

And speaking of things Irish, here’s Karen performing a medley of two Irish pieces, “Blarney Pilgrim” and “Humours of Ennisymon“:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbKApkQe2Jk

And then there was the time we highlighted Karen in one of our Homestead Pickin’ Parlor ‘Teacher Features’.  Here’s our visit:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1824698067269&set=vb.101044873270591&type=2&theater

You may e-mail Karen directly at: karen@karenmueller.com

“Karen is a truly remarkable musician with ‘serious’ skills on autoharp, mountain dulcimer and guitar.” – Dulcimer Players News

“A true virtuoso. Her talent and clarity of musical vision deserve a wide audience.” – Bluegrass Unlimited

“She’s taking the Autoharp into new and exciting territory.” – Dirty Linen

“One of the world’s top Autoharp players.” – Autoharpoholic

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