Reuben Correa – His Story:
Harpist, composer, recording artist and private harp instructor.
Reuben began his musical journey on the piano at the tender age of 8 in Spokane, WA. He took to it like a fish to water using the sustain pedal to wrap himself in the beauty of blended sound. It was way to deal with the constant moving his family endured due to the company his dad worked for. After 9 different schools by the time he was in 5th grade his family finally settled in Southern CA. Whew, finally a place to land.
Reuben continued his musical education by joining the award-winning high school marching band under the direction of Ronald Large. At 5’3 and only 98lbs he could not carry his beloved piano, so they gave him the next heaviest instrument…a tuba.
After high school he was off traveling again. This time in the US Air Force, where he encountered new musical influences in the Far East, and Europe as well as the Southern USA. After an 11-year stint and an Honorable Discharge in hand he knew music was his passion. Reuben was accepted into Bethel University’s music department as a tuba major and there he met the harp.
The music department was looking for students for the newly donated Lyon & Healy $25,000.00 hand carved, gold embellished concert grand harp. And Reuben L. Correa was its first student. He had found his musical passions met in an essentially beautiful vertical piano with sustain built in. His first mentor was Anne Ransom, Secondary harpist for the Minnesota Orchestra.
She inspired, encouraged, challenged and patiently guided him all through out his musical career. It is Anne’s passion and professionalism for the harp and expert musicality that Reuben thanks daily in his journey to perform, compose, and teach his students as well.
Mr Correa credits his second mentor, Francis Miller of the University of Minnesota, with teaching him to teach. She exclaimed one day. “You do not need to be taught; you need to teach”
Reuben with his students giving an outdoor concert during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sea Whisperings CD approx. 55min. - Celtic and Classic Fusion Nine original compositions and five arrangements of familiar songs: Canon in D. Greensleeves, Be Thou My Vision, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring.
Mantle of Peace CD approx. 58mins. - Christmas and Winter Holiday music. Popular Christmas Carols with 2 originals: Silent Night, Joy to the World, Ode Jo Joy, I Saw Three Ships.
From the Bottom of My Harp CD approx. 60min – Reuben’s Thank You CD to his fans. They picked the pieces he’s included. Includes 9 originals, Folk Songs, Hymns, and Classical Danny Boy, Simple Gifts, Amazing Grace,
Rock of Ages: 45 min. - Continuous improvisation, dedicated to Reuben’s father who supported his music. His first attempt at healing music starts with his father’s favorite hymn ‘Rock of Ages’ and ends with his wife’s favorite hymn ‘Come Thou Fount’
Our Beautiful Baby CD approx. 1hr. - this CD was recorded without drastic high or low volumes to soothe baby to sleep and keep them asleep. Includes: 9 originals. And 8 baby’s firsts. (Celtic) Morning is Broken, (Sacred), It is Well With My Soul, (Classical) Sheep May Safely Graze and (Healing) My Hurry-up and Get Well Song.
Reuben's Newest CD A Peaceful Journey 1 hr. - Solo harp music for moments of tranquility and healing. 11 of Reuben's original compositions gradually reducing the pace to 60 beats per minute to take the heart and breathing rates to an optimal healing and pain cessation level. Reuben was a direct recipient of this healing music when in 2016 after the recording process he suffered a stroke, leaving him speechless and unable to remember 5 1/2 hours of memorized music. The calming music provided an uplifting healing ambience to the frustration and loss he experienced as a result. He's now recovered his abilities to near 100%.
Wedding in the Link at Westwood Community Church, Excelsior, MN
Reuben's most popular rate is $125.00 per half and hour with an initial 1hour minimum.
- Free harp delivery within the 494/694 Twin Cities Loop
- A free virtual or in person consultation to choose the music for your event.
- Free warm up and brief prelude.
Call or text 612-386-8196 please leave a detailed message in case Reuben is performing or teaching.
"Friendly" framing a view the north shore of Lake Superior in the background
Listen to popular wedding selections such as "Canon in D," "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" and "Prelude in C" on this site on the player located in the lower right hand portion of the screen.
You can also hear full versions of the tracks on Youtube .
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If you are interested in taking harp lessons, you will find that Mr Correa comes to your home or to a location of your choosing .
Reuben Correa is a traveling teacher rather than you schlepping your harp to his home office he comes to you.
Lessons are one hour in length and range from $60.00 if you are located within the Hwy 494/694 loop and up to $80.00 depending on the distance beyond that. He has a 70 mile limit.
Oh you may choose virtual lessons at $50.00 per hour lesson
Reuben supplies all lesson materials and has recommendations to obtain a harp.
Mr. Correa recommends that if you don't have a harp already, you should rent one before you buy to make sure that you have the passion for it.
A New CD just released titled
"A Peaceful Journey"
Harp music for moments of tranquility and healing.
It will be a CD of originals by Reuben L. Correa.
This CD is music that is just like Reuben's other CD's, recorded as a solo harp, as if he's sitting in your living room without you having to feed him.
This CD is for the purpose of providing relaxing, calming, and healing moments. With over 30 years of playing special occasions and healing sessions Reuben has studied the healing, pain reduction, and stress relieving nature of music. Especially harp music.
Healing through music is enhance by bringing the heart rate down to an average of 60 beats per minute.
Reuben strives to do just that... to create a healing sounds evironment with the Artistic and creative intertwining of melodies, and harmonies he doesn't use special effects or pre-recorded sounds or singing, just harp. The price for this new CD is $15.00 the price includes shipping.
Send checks or use Paypal or Zelle (a free bank to bank service) and shipping address to Reuben Correa 6022 Golden Valley Rd. Minneapolis, MN 55422 use this email when paying with either service. firstname.lastname@example.org.