Hillary Harder is a music educator from Elkhart, Indiana. Her wide variety of teaching experiences include string orchestra, vocal and general music, and early childhood music in both public school and community-based settings. A fluent Spanish speaker, she has experience with bilingual music instruction. She was honored to be voted Elementary Teacher of the Year for Elkhart Community Schools in 2018. While her primary instruments of study are violin, voice, and piano, she also enjoys songwriting and playing the mandolin and bluegrass fiddle in her free time.