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Kimberly Founds

Harp from Colorado Springs, CO - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$150 - $200 per hour
I know every child does not dream of playing the harp, but it was my dream since the age of five. However, that dream first became a reality when I began learning the piano at six years old. Since the piano is a wonderful foundation to all instruments my dad, who was a renown band director in southern California, decided all his children would learn it.


Since my piano skills were well on their way, I was able to choose an additional instrument, at age eleven. Of course, I chose the harp then percussion (in order to play in the school band). After a couple of years, I also picked up the baritone.


I had the privilege of working with five different teachers while studying the harp: Kimberly Billman (San Diego, CA), Keverly Gerbert (Ashland, OR), Gisela Boeck (Kandern, Germany), Anne Seybold (Colorado Springs, CO), and Susan Allen (Santa Clarita, CA). Although the Salzedo method was what I play most comfortably, a bit of French method was thrown in while living in Germany. I would say my technique is a mix of the two.


My first harp was a Lyon & Healy Troubadour lever harp. It has traveled with me all over the world as my family, referred to as the "Von Trapp Family Band," performed in Germany, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and more. I was finally able to purchase my pedal harp soon after graduating from high school. "Susie," sentimentally named after my last harp teacher, is a Salvi Diana Concert Grand pedal harp. All the while playing the harp, I continued to study as much on the piano while keeping up my proficiency on the baritone and percussion instruments.


I received a significant scholarship to "The Master's College" in Santa Clarita, CA where I finished my BA in Music Education in 2000. Since then, I also earned my MA in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Linguistically Diverse Education.


Work Experience:

Elementary Music and Orchestra Teacher, August 2011
Stratton Elementary, School District 11, Colorado Springs, CO


21st Century Information Literacy Teacher, July 2008 to May 2011
Carmel M.S., Harrison School District Two, Colorado Springs, CO


21st Century Arts Teacher, July 2007 to May 2008
Carmel M.S., Harrison School District Two, Colorado Springs, CO


Band Director, August 2006 to May 2007
Carmel M.S., Harrison School District Two, Colorado Springs, CO


K-12 Music Teacher, August 2004 to May 2006
Elbert School, Elbert School District 200, Elbert, CO


Sudan Education Coordinator, April 2003-September 2003
Samaritan's Purse Inc., Sudan/Kenya, Africa
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Kimberely played for a private party I had as my home during the holidays. I have never had in home entertainment and it was amazing. Kimberely was very professional and an absolute delight to have. She was very in tune with the party and played lively to soft, matching every mood perfectly. She started in my livingroom and then moved to the dining room as we moved in for dinner. She was totally flexable and even stayed later that origionally scheduled because the party was extended. I would absolutly have her play again and would reccommend her to anyone looking for an elegant touch to any event.

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She was lovely. Everyone enjoyed the music very much.

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2016
Sep
18
Wedding Ceremony
Manitou Springs, CO
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
2015
Aug
16
Wedding
Colorado Springs, CO
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2013
Dec
31
Wedding Ceremony
Denver, CO
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2013
Oct
11
Wedding Ceremony
Denver, CO
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2012
Feb
10
Cocktail Party
Monument, CO
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2011
Dec
10
Private Party
Aurora, CO
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
I Can See Clearly Now
What a Wonderful World
Stand By Me
To Make Your Feel my Love
Edelweiss
Moonlight Sonata
Sonata
Algues 1
Algues 3
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Please note Kimberly Founds will also travel to Manitou Springs, U S A F Academy, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Fountain, Monument, Peyton, Woodland Park, Palmer Lake, Elbert, Victor, Divide, Cripple Creek, Larkspur, Florissant, Calhan, Penrose, Sedalia, Yoder, Lake George, Franktown, Castle Rock, Canon City, Kiowa, Florence, Elizabeth, Pueblo, Coal Creek, Ramah, Rockvale.
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