Why and how did I get into taking harp lessons? Well, as a young girl, I remember being mystified by the harp in Fantasia and when I was in high school, my dad found a teacher. After the first lesson, I was hooked! My 10 years of piano study and 8 years of flute background helped me advance quickly at the harp while starting at the age of 16.
I began my higher education at Penn State University where I entered as a flute major and continued my harp and piano studies. After playing principal harp with the Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, I realized harp to be my true calling and switched my major instrument. I graduated from Penn State in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and completed a Professional Performance Certificate on the harp at Penn State in 2010.
I received a Masters of Music in Harp Performance at Temple University, where I studied with the principal harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Elizabeth Hainen. I have been lucky to have played some of the best orchestral repertoire in some of the most amazing concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Heinz Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Kimmel Center.
I believe to be an exceptional teacher you must be able to teach through example and be an exemplary performer which is why I continue to perform professionally throughout Philadelphia (and because I love it!). I have played with many groups throughout Philadelphia such the Curtis Institute, The Mendelssohn Club, the Landsdowne Symphony, St. Peters by the Sea, Zelda Symphony of Goddesses, Music At Penn's Woods, Nittany Lion Symphony, and Williamsport Symphony.
I am a classically trained musician who loves playing around with pop and jazz in her spare time. My philosophy is that I will teach whichever genre will inspire the student to sit down and practice!
I will encourage you or your child to become the best musician he or she would like to become, and l will tailor my teaching to my student's learning style. Whether you are taking lessons for fun or are disciplined and serious, you will be continuously improving while feeling challenged.
I promise if you start taking music lessons with me, you'll wonder why you hadn't started sooner!
I am a primary instructor for a local music school and I specialize in piano, flute, and harp lessons.
I am a substitute harp teacher for this great organization which is a music education program with the priority of serving the social and cultural needs of at-risk children in the City of Philadelphia. I have assisted in teaching a group of four young women and helping them prepare for their annual concert.
I maintain a private lessons studio in my home and travel to student's homes throughout the Philadelphia area. I teach harp, piano, and flute lessons.
I made lesson plans for a class of ten 1st grade harp students. I gave weekly lessons individually and as a group to prepare them for their end of year concert. This was through the Harp Pedagogy program at Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.
I made lesson plans to teach a group of preschool children in a general music class setting.