At age 6 I started learning Piano at school, I loved my music lessons however I knew there was always another instrument I dreamed of playing – the harp!
My Auntie (a fabulous harpist, Lynne Creasey) was always serenading the family on her harp at birthday parties and other family events and I was always mesmerized by her talent and the beautiful tone of the instrument. It was this that inspired me to begin harp lessons with her.
With Lynne’s help and my family’s support, I completed all 8 grades by the time I was 16, I loved learning new repertoire and being challenged with many new harp techniques. I also loved taking part and winning in competitions across Essex, sometimes playing as a soloist and sometimes playing as part of an ensemble.
Between the ages of 14 and 18, I auditioned and joined Essex Youth Orchestra, where I received orchestral coaching and was fortunate to travel across Europe to play a variety of orchestral music from different genres.
In the next chapter, I went on to study music at College. It was brilliant for me to learn in more depth about my instrument and a variety of genres of music and I was able to meet many other amazing musicians.
I then went to study music at Canterbury Christ Church University, I studied modules: Music Health and Well being, Music Education, Music Renaissance and my main module was of course, Music Performance! I also took part in many ensembles such as choirs and orchestras, working with different conductors.
I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to be coached by Gabriella Dall’Olio, the head of harp at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Drama. Her wide experience and coaching techniques inspired me to challenge myself every day and with hard work and love for my instrument, all of my performances pieces were graded with first class honours.
All of my experiences have led me to where I am today,
I have been fortunate enough to play in a variety of beautiful and impressive venues, some of my favourites are: The Goring Hotel London, Chiswick House and Gardens, Victoria and Albert Museum, Canterbury Cathedral and many other beautiful concert halls and venues across Europe.
I play professionally for all events including weddings, parties, funerals, concerts (as a soloist and as part of an orchestra) and any other function whether it being a large or small event. I always enjoy having new clients over for consultations, where we can get to know each other and talk about your event and you can ask any questions to help put your mind to rest.
I love that my career is getting to share with you my passion for the harp.
I look forward to hearing from you.