Meet Our Directors
Kaethe Grabenhofer, director
Grabenhofer enjoys teaching music and playing the organ at First Immanuel Lutheran School in
Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Her educational background includes an MA in Music Education from the
University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and a BA in education and music from Concordia University in
Wisconsin. She holds a master teacher’s license in Wisconsin, Orff Master’s certificate, Kodaly levels and
is a National Board Certified teacher.
Suzanne Hibbard, associate director
Suzanne Hibbard is the Associate Director for the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble. She has been involved in handbells for over thirty years as a ringer, director, teacher, clinician, sales rep and lover of bells. Suzanne's undergraduate and master's degrees in church music and choral conducting are both from Concordia University of Wisconsin. She is a charter member of MHE and the current Director of Music at Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Franklin where she plays services and directs five choirs. She is also an Activity Director at Heritage Place, a senior apartment complex in Brookfield. Suzanne resides in Franklin with her husband Steve, also a musician, and they were blessed with four children.