I don’t remember a time when music wasn’t a major part of my life. I started piano lessons when I was 5 years old and soon after, decided that my goal in life was to learn to play every instrument. Initially, learning to play the harp was just another instrument along my path towards that goal. It didn’t take long, however, for the harp to become my primary instrument and focus.
I attended the acclaimed Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, home to the largest and most prestigious harp department in the world, where I studied under Susann McDonald. While at IU, I received my Bachelor of Music, Master of Music (with an Instrumental Conducting cognate), and a Performer Diploma (a graduate level degree which focuses on performance), all in Harp Performance. During my 9 years in school, I received invaluable experience both as a solo performer, as well as in orchestra and opera. I also served as an Associate Instructor for the harp department, completing an internship at the Lyon & Healy harp factory in Chicago as part of my training.
After college, I moved to Alabama, followed soon by a move to Tennessee once I met and married my husband Adam, whose work also took us to Georgia. In early 2022, we purchased a home in Madison, Alabama, close to our families and friends. Over the past decade, I’ve maintained thriving teaching studios in all 3 states, performed with countless orchestras and choral ensembles, served on the faculty of a Georgia university, and performed as a professional soloist. I am also the Adjunct Professor of Harp at Auburn University.
My husband Adam and I have 5 children: Riley, Sunny, Gurney, Ori, and Dusty. (They’re cats.) Adam works in the tabletop and board game industry, while I spend my life with music and taking care of the kitties.