• Karen Mueller

    Mountain dulcimer, autoharp, ukulele, guitar, mandolin

  • Irish Autoharp Solo

  • Karen Mueller is a nationally-touring performer and instructor who plays a wide range of stringed instruments, including guitar, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, and ukulele. She has won many national and regional awards, including the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship for Performing Musicians, the International Autoharp Championship, and the Minneapolis Arts Commission's "Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts in Community." She has also been inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame.

    Karen enjoys working with students of all ages and levels. She has taught at West Bank since 1989 in a variety of styles that include Folk, Americana, and Celtic music. One of her students has said that “Karen is a skilled, articulate teacher who is both focused and goal oriented. She has the ability to help students achieve a high level of competence in a short time.”

    Karen has released six solo recordings and authored three music books, including “Celtic Autoharp” published by Mel Bay Publications. Her recorded music has appeared in ongoing editions of the Silver Burdette Making Music series of elementary music education. She has also contributed selections to numerous anthology recordings, including two volumes of “Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer,” “Autoharp Legacy,” and the “Minnesota Fiddle Tunes Project.”

    Her website is www.karenmueller.com