As a Portland native I grew up playing the piano. I discovered the Celtic harp about 15 years ago and began lessons in a group class with Laura Zaerr. I then studied with Jenny Lindner for many years until I opened my own harp shop in 2000.
I began teaching adult beginners and, as my teaching schedule increased, moved my business home to focus on lessons. My training was classically based but I have also participated in many workshops dedicated to Scottish and Irish technique; the most recent was a week-long workshop with Wendy Stewart in Scotland in 2005. I have also participated in workshops with Grainne Hambly, William Jackson and Kim Robertson.
I have several harps available to rent to students; I always keep an extra harp in my studio for lessons so the student does not have to bring a harp to lessons.