Jennifer DeRoche is a freelance harpist and harp teacher in the Madison area. She grew up in the Milwaukee area and often returns to Milwaukee to visit family. Jenny attended University of Wisconsin, Madison where she graduated with a BM in instrumental and general music education. In the past she has studied with Jeanne Henderson and Karen Atz. Jenny is currently an elementary music teacher at a local elementary school in Madison and enjoys gigging as well.

Jenny has been performing wedding ceremonies, gigs and events since in high school and late middle school. In the past she has performed events for local antique shows, the annual Milwaukee Breast Cancer Showhouse, private parties, at local business openings and at various church events. She has also performed with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, UW Symphony Orchestra, UW Opera and UW Wind Ensemble.

When she is not performing, Jenny loves continuing her teaching experience by running a private studio from her apartment in downtown Madison. She has experience working with students of all ages along with students with special needs. Jenny has worked with high school and middle school students extensively at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and at Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra as their assistant director. She has experience with working with adult students with the UW-Madion Community Music lessons. Jenny works with both lever harp and pedal harpists. If you would like to set up a lesson please email her at derochejenny@gmail.com.