She began the harp at the age of six,
passing her Grade 8 Pedal Harp with Distinction at 18. Now
at 22 she is a fourth year music student at Leeds
University reading Performance and Musical Technology.
She plays a concert harp with an extended
soundboard, the Ariana by Salvi. The harp is inspired by
the fine art of marquetry famous in Italy and features
handcrafted veneer and maple. It is an exceptionally
Her repertoire is very varied, ranging
through Classical to Celtic and including show tunes, film
themes and jazz. She also plays her own compositions and
arrangements. Her experience of playing at functions began
at eleven and she has played at civil ceremonies, drinks
receptions, wedding breakfasts, society functions and
special occasion dinners at the most prestigious hotels
and restaurants of Yorkshire.
Her orchestral playing has taken her to Italy, Wales,
Germany and several cathedrals and concert halls within
Britain. She was selected as the English player for the
prestigious New Sounds Concert at the Edinburgh
International Harp Festival for the Millennium
Festival and played for the BBC 'Songs of Praise'.
For five years she was Principal Harp
for Leeds Youth Orchestra and played for Leeds Youth Opera
and Leeds University Orchestra as well as being invited to
play for orchestras of Yorkshire and Lancashire, including
The Leeds Symphony Orchestra.
She is currently under the tutorage of Eira Lynn Jones, the Professor of Music at the Royal
Northern College in Manchester. She continues to learn new
arrangements and harping techniques. She has also studied
with many famous harpers such as Savourna Stevenson, Wendy
Stewart, Isobel Mieras and Anne McDearmid, as well as with
some great American harpists such as Park Stickney,
Deborah Henson Conant, Carol McLaughlin and Kim Robertson.
She has also been a pupil of Frank Sternfield and Ieuan
As well as her solo work, She is also a member of the
popular ceilidh band Dogsbody in which she plays
her Celtic harp-accompanied by her amplifier!