Nikki Lemire, harp instructor, says being part of the MacPhail teaching community is like a dream come true. Though new to MacPhail in 2010, Nikki has seven years of teaching experience behind her. She teaches Suzuki and Traditional harp, classical, folk, pop, jazz and improvisation. Nikki’s approach to teaching is hands-on learning for all ages with a focus on making lessons fun. She does this by using images, games and a student’s imagination to learn musical concepts.
Nikki has performed as substitute harpist with the Minnesota Opera, playing with Exultate, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Bemidji Community Orchestra, Duluth Festival Opera – principal harpist, Fargo Moorhead Symphony, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
She is a graduate of Augsburg College with a Bachelor of Music in harp performance and a Master of Music in harp performance from Northwestern University School of Music in Evanston, Illinois. Nikki is also trained in Books 1-4.