10a-12p Introductory Session $20/person

10a-1p Progressive Session $30/person

Private Lessons $40


There will be extra instruments available to use, but if you have your own please bring it with you.


Instructor Valerie Blessley: 

Valerie Klemetti Blessley is a folk harpist who was formally introduced to the kantele in 2001. Valerie began her studies on kantele in a series of workshops in the Portland, OR area, with Wilho Saari, our WA State Kantele Master. She also attended multiple workshops with noted kantele teachers from Finland, including Dr. Arja Kastinen, Vilma Timonen, Anna-Karin Korhonen, and Anu Alviola. She looks forward to introducing people to the kantele every chance she gets, and owns instruments in 5, 10, 11, 29, 36 (koti kantele) and 39 strings (concert kantele). She will bring a variety of kanteles to the workshop so people can see, hear and perhaps even play them.


Kantele Lessons - November Class