“I knew by age 5 that I wanted to play music. I have a B.Mus.Ed. in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from Heidelberg College. I took up the harp almost by accident, long after college, and it quickly took over my life.
My first harp teacher was Roxanne Ziegler, in Rochester, New York. I give her so much credit for teaching me the right way, taking me seriously as an adult beginner, and spending about three years with me before she suggested I move on to Grace Wong (Rochester Philharmonic) for some serious pedal harp training. All together, I studied harp seriously for five years, with my two wonderful teachers, all the while practicing three hours or more a day. I happened to be in a position where I had the time….so I took advantage of that opportunity.
I began teaching harp in 2002 when I moved to Colorado. Within days of being written up in the local newspaper, I began getting calls about harps and harp lessons. My students, then and now, were predominantly adult women, both with and without musical backgrounds, who were drawn to playing the harp just as I was.”