My musical tastes are eclectic, from classical to jazz to popular and folk. I began studying cello when I was eight years old. I played in various orchestras and in the pit of regional musical theater performances, but I've always loved chamber music best. As a teenager, I also learned to play oboe, and I have noodled around with guitar and piano and soprano recorder, which I played in a series of New York Revels performances. I have also sung in classical choruses for as long as I can remember, and I sang in an a cappella group in Boston for eight years, where we performed at fairs and charity events.
Since I was a young child, my dream was to play the harp, and for the past two years I've fulfilled that dream, studying pedal harp with the incredibly talented Joy Plaisted and being fortunate enough to acquire a beautiful pedal harp, which I play every day.
I have now begun to play the llanera harp, exactly like the one in the picture to the right, designed by Edmar Castañeda, the foremost maestro of this harp in the world. I'm delighted to be studying this instrument with Boston-based Nicolas Castañeda, an accomplished young harpist/composer originally from Bogotá, Colombia, and educated at Berklee College of Music in Boston.