Nicole Brady’s Studio2019-03-07T15:04:59-04:00

Welcome to Nicole Brady’s Studio

“If I have the opportunity as a teacher to put something beautiful into my students’ lives, then they can share it with other people, and that puts beauty into this world. It’s a way of combatting all of the hardship [that people face in the world].”

—Nicole Brady

From Moscow to Paris to Juilliard and back to her native Salt Lake City, Nicole Brady has studied with top harpists around the world. She now heads the harp program at Brigham Young University and is a specialist in the Suzuki learning method for harp. Scroll down to read more about Nicole.

Look for more great technique and repertoire videos from Nicole, including lessons from the Suzuki Harp Books, coming soon!

Nicole Brady’s technique lessons


Learn how to prepare the hand and play a three-note chord.


Learn how to set up and play left- and right-hand harmonics.

How to Open and Close

Nicole teaches a young student the motion for opening and closing fingers into the hand.


Learn how to prepare and execute trills.

Nicole Brady’s repertoire lessons


Learn to play "Allegro" from Suzuki Harp School, Vol. 1.


Nicole Brady teaches the classic "Andante" from Suzuki Harp School Vol. 1.


Learn to play "Gigue," by Mary Kay Waddington, from Suzuki Harp Book Vol. 1.

Good-bye to Winter

Learn to play the folk song "Good-bye to Winter," from Suzuki Harp School, Vol. 1.

Lightly Row

Nicole Brady teaches the folk song "Lightly Row" from Suzuki Harp School, Vol. 1.

Little Playmates

Learn how to play "Little Playmates," from Suzuki Harp School, Vol. 1.

The Honeybee

Learn how to play "The Honeybee" folk song from Suzuki Harp School Vol. 1.

What is the Suzuki method?

A conversation with Nicole Brady

About Nicole Brady

Nicole Brubaker Brady, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, is an accomplished musician who enjoys presenting traditional and contemporary repertoire to audiences around the world. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School and currently serves as director of the harp program at Brigham Young University.

A versatile performer, Brady has appeared as a guest artist in embassies, consulates, and for government events in places such as Russia, France, the United States, and the United Nations. Additional solo appearances have included the Moscow International Harp Festival, the Yale Center for British Art Concert Series, the Temple Square Concert Series, and performances in Israel, Switzerland, and New York City.

Brady has received many awards for her playing. She has been a prizewinner in the American Harp Society National Competition multiple times. She was also a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and the C.V. Starr Fellowship.

Brady holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. Before commencing doctoral studies in New York City, Brady spent three years studying first in Russia and then France. She was invited to study at the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, where she received an artist diploma. She then received a Fulbright Scholarship to study French harp repertoire in Paris. Nicole’s primary teachers have included ShruDeLi Ownbey, Carrol McLaughlin, Lynne Aspnes, Milda Agazarian, Isabelle Perrin, and Nancy Allen.