B i o g r a p h y
TABITHA REIST STEINER, harpist, began her musical studies at age four in piano and at age eight in harp. She has since become an active soloist, chamber musician and teacher throughout the Midwest. Her playing was lauded as “…some of the most precise and beautifully inflected harp playing….” by the Kansas City Star.
Steiner currently performs as principal harpist with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra and is a regular extra with the Kansas City Symphony. In the past she has held positions with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra among others.
In addition to a busy performance schedule, Steiner held adjunct faculty positions at both Washburn University and Baker University, while maintaining a private teaching studio.
Steiner earned a master of music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of music degree from Washburn University. She has studied with world-renowned harpist, Alice Chalifoux, at the Salzedo Summer Harp Colony in Camden, ME.
She lives in Overland Park, KS with her husband and two small children.