Annemieke Harmonie (Bachelor of Education, Dip of Teaching, Dip of Shiatsu, Author, ConTact C.A.R.E student practitioner) was born and raised in Holland. She has learnt the harp since she was nine. From a young age she was asked to perform for people in rest homes, churches, in restaurants, schools etc.
She graduated as a primary school teacher and then traveled the world with her backpack and her Celtic Harp.
She visited many different cultures and was inspired by their customs and arts and music. She performed worldwide in castles, palaces, monasteries, museums, at wineries, on beach weddings, at funerals, in churches, at festivals, for prime ministers, and recently for the governor general of NZ.
Annemieke started a harp school in Auckland in 1995, and they traveled with 15 harpists to Great Barrier Island and Waiheke Island for local performances.
Quite an ordeal with all those harps on the boat...but what a divine surprise for the local residents!
Annemieke met Sue Johnson and together they made a CD with original songs, featuring voice, harp and guitar. They entertained their music in restaurants, at parties and at weddings.
Annemieke gained her Zen Shiatsu diploma.
In 1999 Annemieke moved to Dunedin, and during the next 11 years she had three children and ran the Dunedin harp school and orchestra.
Again there were many people interested in learning the harp, and many performances were done for the public.
In Dunedin Annemieke created her three meditation CD's with Janine Joyce, and a CD with her original harp compositions.
In 2010 Annemieke and her three children moved to Nelson, where she is currently living. She is director of Harmonie Harp School and Harmonie Harp Orchestra, she does harp guided meditations, retreats and workshops, and she enjoys organic gardening.
In 2018 she wrote her memoir;
Her book 'From My Life to Yours' was published in November 2018 and now available online and as a paperback world wide.
This book presents her story, one filled with initiations, challenges, adversity and magic. From an early age, Annemieke tried to make sense of this world and to find out who she is and why others can't see what she does. Her connection with the natural world became her guide. A musician from the age of nine, she traveled through the world with her harp and visited a wide variety of places. She finally settled far from her homeland, in New Zealand, where she raised and home schooled her three children on her own. Through both music and various healing modalities, Annemieke found ways to reach out to others and make this world a better place for all.
In this memoir, one woman shares her life story, describing a challenging life worth living that calls forth love and inspiration in those around her.
Annemieke is dreaming up and implementing new realities, where happiness, love, health, beauty and peace exist for everyone, every day. Where people believe in their dreams again and have the courage to be different.
NZ residents can order a copy for $30 by contacting Annemieke here; firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can order the book here;