Shari Latz Rothman has taught harp at MacPhail since 2003. She enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities. Her goal is to achieve a well-rounded student by incorporating technique, musicality, theory, performance, improvisation and composing in the lessons. Her style is relaxed, yet she urges her students to reach their highest potential. She has nearly 25 years of teaching experience, as the recipient of a USC graduate teaching fellowship, she taught in Southern California for ten years before working at MacPhail. Shari also teaches on Skype.
She has recorded with Prince (Art Official Age), the National Lutheran Choir (Love Looked Down), L.A. rock band, The Velvet Chain and on MacPhail’s newest Early Childhood Music CD. She has performed with Johnny Mathis, Celtic Thunder, the Los Angeles Master Chorale Sinfonia Orchestra, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, and the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus. She performs regularly throughout the Twin Cities with choirs, orchestras and chamber music ensembles. Shari has served as President of the Minnesota chapter of the American Harp Society and continues to serve on their Executive Board.
She holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Harp Performance from the University of Michigan and a Master’s of Music in Harp Performance from the University of Southern California.
“She involves group members in planning and coordinating our experience and lets us take on aspects as our skills develop.”
“Shari works with a group with a range of skills and abilities to deliver a quality ensemble experience.”
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