Mary Kay Waddington graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music degree in harp performance. Her study has included working with many fine Suzuki teachers in this country as well as three months in Japan studying with Dr. Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute. She has worked extensively with harp-builders to develop high quality instruments suitable for young Suzuki students, and has invented Right-hand Levers and Pedal Extensions to further the ability of small children to play the instrument. As well as authoring the Suzuki Harp Method, Mary Kay has developed reading materials specifically for Suzuki-trained harp students. Her students have received prizes in both regional and national competitions, and her teaching skills, for training both students and teachers, are in great demand across the U.S. and in many other countries.