Elinor H. Niemisto

Harp Teacher

Elinor Niemisto


Northfield, MN

Elinor Niemisto is instructor of harp at Carleton College and recently retired from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She is principal harpist and soloist with the Rochester (MN) Orchestra. Elinor maintains a studio of up to 40 students from age 4 to 70 and plays restful harp music to homebound and bedridden residents in the area. She has completed Suzuki harp teacher training Books 1–5, plus the SAA Practicum Unit in Harp, and has been teaching Suzuki harp since 1985. Elinor is active in her community as harpist for weddings, choirs, church and parties.