Hannah Kuipers Chrestman

Piano and Harp Instructor – Southlake Studio

Hannah Kuipers Chrestman is the former Principal Harpist of the Santiago Philharmonica de Chile. She has received national and international honors in performance, including a Victor Salvi Foundation Award, 2nd Place and Prix Renie in the American Harp Society’s Advanced Division, and an invitation to perform Renie’s Ballade Fantastique at the 10th World Harp Congress in Amsterdam. At age 13, she soloed with the Concert Orchestra of the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras performing Handel’s Concerto for Harp. While at Indiana University, she won the Jacob’s School of Music Harp Concerto Competition and in February 2009 performed Reinhold Glière’s Concerto for Harp with Indiana University’s Symphony Orchestra.

Hannah’s pursuit of music has taken her to over 40 countries including Norway, Italy, Germany, Australia, South Africa, China, and Malaysia. She has been privileged to study with premier harpists Susann McDonald, Alice Giles, Naoko Yoshino, and Kathy Kienzle. Hannah has performed live on public radio on piano, harp, and voice. She has won first prize on piano in Minnesota state-wide competitions. She toured Italy, British Columbia, and the USA with the Honors Choir of Southeastern Minnesota.

Between 2011-2015 Hannah held the position of the Residential Harpist for the Cunard Cruise Line, touring the world on the RMS Queen Mary 2 Ocean Liner.

Hannah loves teaching harp and piano to students from all backgrounds. She started teaching in 2016 when she moved to Texas. Among her many other interests, she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and playing with her son, William. 


The Little MusicMaker program is wonderful!  I have attended a class myself to see what goes on and the teachers are great with the children. They teach them about music in a way that they do not even realize they are learning.  Very much on the student’s level!!  Great job!

Director, Primrose School

We often talk about Little Musicmaker and what she’s doing in class each week. She tells us about the instruments and songs she has learned in class and sings them for us — especially in the bathtub! She makes up songs at home and friends have commented on her pitch. She has a mini electric piano and a drum set at home and plays them daily.  She and her dad enjoy performing together in their band.  I think your program is wonderful and I appreciate your dedication and the work you are doing to inspire my daughter and other children.

Mother of 3 year old student

I want to thank you for the wonderful job you are doing with my son!!  Since Peyton really loves to sing and play musical instruments, I want to encourage him and help him in any way I can.

Father of 4 year old student

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