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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
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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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Kimberly saved our special day by stepping in only a mere week before our wedding when we had a musician cancellation! She accommodated for everything we wanted in our ceremony even with such a short amount of time. She is a wonderful musician and individual, and we highly recommend her services to anyone in the area looking for a harpist! Thank you so much, Kimberly! ??

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Kimberly was absolutely wonderful! She went above and beyond for the wedding ceremony and I would recommend her highly to everyone. I didn't get the chance to thank her like I would have liked to, due to the busyness of the event but she by far exceeded my expectations. Thank you Kimberly!!

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2019
Aug
10
Wedding Ceremony
Woodland Park, CO
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2019
May
31
Wedding Ceremony
Colorado Springs, CO
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
2018
Jun
24
Wedding Ceremony
Colorado Springs, CO
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
2017
Jun
24
Wedding Ceremony
Calhan, CO
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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
2011
Dec
4
Holiday Party
Morrison, CO
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2011
Nov
12
Westin Riverfront
Avon, CO
4:30 PM - 5:30 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
O Danny Boy
Pavane
A Time For Us
Canon in D
La Gimblette
Chariots of Fire
A Moorish Garden
Ode to Joy
Minuet
Bridal March from Lohengrin/Here Comes the Bride
Angels we have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls
The First Noel
Go Tell it on the Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Here We Come A'Wassailing
I Saw Three Ships
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Tannenbaum
Silent Night
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
What Child is This?
While By My Sheep
All Glory, Laud and Honor
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
Amazing Grace
Be Thou My Vision
Doxology
Fairest Lord Jesus
For the Beauty of the Earth
Holy, Holy, Holy
I'd Rather Have Jesus
Jesus Loves Me
Kum Ba Yah
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Morning Has Broken
Nearer My God to Thee
Rock of Ages
Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus
This is My Father's World
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
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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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