I’m a member of the American Harp Society as well as the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsman.
I have performed at Fall River First Night, New Bedford AHA! Night, The Irish Connections Festival, the Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival, the Scotland Connecticut Highland Festival, as well as weddings and receptions.
I took up harp after studying the piano. My first harp teacher was Dorothy Place-Barrows. She taught classical music with the French, or “Grandjany” style hand position. Before college, I studied at the Salzedo Harp Colony in Camden Maine, with Alice Chalifoux.
I have a BA in Music from Tufts University, where I studied harp with Mary Jane Rupert. My experience at Tufts included ensemble work. I also explored composition and world music, with many influences from ethnic traditions to modernist minimalism.
I continue to explore the harp through workshops given by expert, innovative and well known harp players, as well as pursue new musical ideas. My current work is focused on original compositions, as well as Irish and Scottish traditional music.