welcome to my web site. I am a native of Shawnee Mission, Kansas. My
ancestors came from Ireland to America in the early 1700's and after
helping to establish the city of Springfield, Illinois, eventually
homesteaded in southeastern Kansas. With an extensive musical
background from these ancestors, I followed the family tradition and
was classically trained on piano with 15 years of private lessons, plus
nine years of violin and four years of viola. I have played violin and
viola in several local civic orchestras over the past 30 years.
I hold a
B.A. in English Literature from Avila College. In 1996, I became very
interested in the lever harp and proceeded to learn the instrument.
Since that time, I have become a Certified Therapeutic Harp
Practitioner with credentials earned from the International Harp
At this time, I serve as President of Harpers of the Prairie, a chapter
International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. The society is
designed to foster knowledge and interest in the lever/folk harp.
As a dealer for Rick Rubarth's Rharps, I offer his Merlin 35 string harp for sale. I have rental harps available for beginning
experienced private instructor, I have taught piano and violin for many
years and began teaching harp in 2000.