Meet Our Team
Kierste Carter keeps the books running smoothly for us here at Harmony Arts. It is her friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you have billing questions.
Kierste earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University, majoring in Family, Consumer and Human Development with and emphasis in Family Finance (financial counseling and education). Prior to working for Harmony Arts, Kierste worked for Intermountain Healthcare as a Patient Service Representative, where she also did billing, coding, audits, and processed financial assistance applications.
Kierste is married to Trent Carter and they are the parents of three boys.
Would you like to meet the person behind the screen? Tori Jones takes care of our social media and does an outstanding job! She is thoughtful, considerate, hard-working, innovative, and compassionate - all qualities important to HAMA, especially in a Social Media Specialist.
When she's not posting and sharing and thinking about the next post, she loves to drive around to explore new places, sing songs around the campfire, and eat creme brulee!
Tori doesn’t teach music but she loves to hear music, especially songs with brass instruments. And she has a small collection of instruments that includes piano, guitar, native flute, small djembe drum, kalimba (thumb piano), and pan flute. If you’re looking for Tori you can probably find her in the kitchen, visiting with friends, studying the Bible, or … you guessed it - on social media! Tori’s family has been part of Harmony Arts and Music Academy since 2013. And as always, she loves to hear from you! Anytime you have something to share, just send a Facebook message to Harmony Arts and Music Academy and you’ll be in the best hands with Tori!
Josie first joined Harmony Arts when she was six years old and a student in Miss Nan's Musikgarten class. She studied there for four years, followed by six years with Anna Parsons. She also took violin and viola lessons from Diane Austin for nine years and has been studying the organ since 2017. After playing in the Northern Utah Youth Symphony for two years, she joined the board of directors for the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society. She enjoys helping children and youth love music, no matter the instrument or the age, and is excited to join Harmony Arts and Music Academy.
Josie taught special education for three years at Bear River Charter School in Logan. She also helped teach the Montessori program at Centro de la Familia de Utah in Honeyville and appreciates the peaceful atmosphere found both in Montessori and Musikgarten.
Josie is a homebody and loves Utah, but she has also enjoyed traveling to Oregon, Virginia, and her favorite, Iceland. She dreams of one day having a farm and raising animals, children, and vegetables. Josie can't wait to spend time teaching, singing, and playing with Musikgarten families!
Josie will be teaching preschool on Thursdays and assisting with various Musikgarten classes. She has a fun and bubbly personality and understands the Musikgarten philosophy as she experienced it as a child herself. Josie is kind and caring and makes learning music FUN!
I grew up in Thatcher, just west of Tremonton. I was the youngest of 6 and enjoyed living on a farm, next to my grandparents. I graduated high school in 2005 and after doing a semester changed to cosmetology. I finished that in a year and then felt the need to serve a mission for my church. I was called to serve in Australia where I found a second family. I came home and went back to college. I got a job at the USU Barbershop and met my husband who also worked in the Student Center as a night manager. We were married October 2011 and in the past 9 years we have had 3 wonderful children. I have a habit of thinking I can do things that I have had no training in. I love art. I love painting. I love creating. I started a painting group in 2015 and that is where I fell in love with painting. For the past few years I have been teaching myself and others how to paint pictures. I also love music and playing the piano and Ukulele. I love being with my family and friends.
Heidi Bodrero is the mother of 7 amazing people and is married to her Kinght in shining armor! She is a Board Certified Traditional Naturopath, Tuning Fork Specialist, and has completed Iridology Certification. She is a mentor and especially loves mentoring children. She has homeschooled her children for 8 years. She has mentored children in their homeschool co-op for over 6 years. Musikgarten has been an important part of her homeschool curriculum. She sees the value of music in the lives of children and the power music has to help a child discover, and grow into their true identity. She loves helping others succeed and get excited about learning. Heidi has supported her children as they have progressed throughout the entire Harmony Arts Musikgarten curriculum from Toddlers to Keyboard, and Private Instrument study.
Meet Lindsey Richards! Lindsey has studied piano since she was seven years old. She loves to play the piano, take pictures and spend time with her family.
Lindsey teaches Private Piano Lessons here at Harmony Arts Academy/CMG. Her students enjoy her sweet personality. She loves to get to know her students and teach them how to enjoy music. Her experience also includes assisting in Keyboard Classes and our Preschool of the Arts.
Shelby has been playing the piano for over 6 years. Shelby recently though, grew to love piano again through the Harmony Arts program. She hopes to help her students find a love for music as she did. Shelby works as a Classroom Assistant and as a member of the Harmony Arts/CMG office staff.
Shelby loves to have fun! Camping, paddle boarding, and tennis are what she fills her days with.
Jessa has a passion for music and cannot wait to share it with others through Harmony Arts and Music Academy! She has been playing the piano for over 11 years. Her favorite composer is Claude Debussy and she loves all things jazz! She enjoys playing the keyboard for BRHS Jazz Band. Jessa loves little kids and she is the oldest of 6. Her experience includes running her own music studio for two years, accompanying performing violin students, and playing for various church and social events.
In her free time you can find her hiking, painting, or playing tennis.
David was born in Valparaiso, Chile, and has two young sons. He likes to play soccer with friends, cook, and go to the mountains. He has played music all around the world, including rock, blues, salsa, cumbia and many other musical genres.
David moved to Utah 5 years ago, and says, “I am learning about the culture here and more about the language. I like animals and seeing the stars at night. I am happy to be part of this community of musicians, and I hope I can contribute my knowledge so that children can express their emotions and be better musicians.”
Nathan has been with Harmony Arts since childhood and graduated from the Musikgarten Program. He has studied piano with Nan Croney since 2013, and assisted classes and in the lab since 2017. He is the oldest of seven children, five of which are boys. He loves to play soccer, as well as playing the piano and ukulele. He is great with kids, and is friendly, charismatic, and ready to help you have fun! One of the many things we love about Nathan, is that he is a self-starter. When he sees something that needs to be done, he figures out how to do it and gets the job done. Nathan has exceptional music skills and great intuition when it comes to figuring out how to help students.
Nathan works at Harmony Arts Academy as a Lab Assistant, Office Help and as a Teaching Assistant in Keyboard Classes.
Natalie has been a committed Musikgarten/Harmony Arts mom since 2009 and loves the difference Musikgarten has made in her home. She says, “There are so many things I love about Musikgarten! I love the music education our entire family receives. I love the connection of the studio as well as the connection my children learn as they learn about animals and people of different cultures. I love that it is so fun. My kids look forward to their classes every week and every year and usually don’t mind practicing because they love the songs they are learning and the environment of their classes. I even feel that I am a better and calmer mother because of the parent ed I’ve received through Musikgarten.”
Natalie grew up in Idaho Falls and started learning to play the piano when she was 3 ½ years old. When she was 6, She started participating in a music federation program. After three years of consecutive superior scores, she received a trophy and realized she had started early enough that if she got a superior score every year she would be able to get four trophies- a rarely received award. This became a driving goal to get the fourth and largest trophy, which she did. This was such a long-range goal that took so much dedication that it is one of her treasured achievements.
Another dream Natalie had was to marry the love of her life and be the mother of lots of cute little children. In 2005 she married her true love and now is a homeschooling mother of six sweet children. She loves and feels grateful to be living her dream. Of course, there are plenty of days when she has to remind herself to be grateful and remember that this is the dream she desired. Some of their favorite things to do are turn some fun music up really loud and dance all over the house, snuggle and read together, explore in nature, and create. Now, Natalie is part of the Harmony Arts team writing blog articles, sharing what she has learned and loves about music, and helping other families along their musical journey. We are so grateful for Natalie, and her valued perspective in wirting articles to support our parents.