Welcome new students, current students and
As a child, my mother, Janell Lemire, taught the
harp in our home and I would often hear her
working with students, helping them grow as
musicians and individuals. I came to Minneapolis
to study with Kathy Kienzle, principal harpist of
the Minnesota Orchestra, teacher at Mac Phail
Center for Music, and instructor at the University
of MN. She encouraged my teaching and I
continued my study in the summers, attending
teacher training with Mary Kay Waddington. I am an
accredited Suzuki Harp Teacher of all four of the
harp books. Teaching the harp to children and
adults, I see the enjoyment learning the harp can
be to all ages and musical ability levels. I see
so much growth, not only musically but also in
many other areas of my students’ lives. I am so
happy to be working with all of you. Let’s
New and Interested Harp Students:
I teach students of all ages and ability
levels—all are welcome! I encourage my students to
supplement their lesson materials with music they
are interested in. I schedule casual performances
for students to share what they are working on and
what they have learned, as well as group
activities to get to know the other students.
Students are welcome to start at any point during
the year, but please contact me about
availability. I keep a studio at MacPhail Center
for Music near downtown Minneapolis, which is a
hugely valuable resource. I also travel to
students’ home for an additional fee. Please view
the current lesson policy for details.
Please visit the Student Tools for practice
charts, notes and lesson information.
Web links for you to explore:
Harp.com is a
giant resource for harpists. Here you can order
any supplemental reading music, music for your own
enjoyment and performing, strings and tuning
equipement, benches, bags and SO MUCH MORE!
is a harpmaker in Chicago, IL. All harpists should
make a trip to this factory, or their store Lyon
and Healy West in Salt Lake City, Utah to play
their wonderful instruments and look at the music
and fun knick-knacks. Students looking to purchase
a new, used or larger-sized harp-- this site is a
great place to start your search.
is a new website designed by Mary Kay Waddington
as a resource for Suzuki Harp families and
teachers. Here you can read articles written by
harp students and teachers, participate in forums,
ask questions, and see what is going in the Suzuki
Harp World. You can also search for summer Suzuki
Harp Camps and Institutes to attend.
is a large music store here in the Twin
Cities. They deal Lyon and Healy Harps, so stop in
and try one out.
for Music is where I have my studio.
MacPhail is a very well regarded music school in
Minneapolis which allows for many great
opportunities and experiences for students.