Home: Seattle, Wash.
Caption: Yes, I am sitting on my harp case (with the baby harp)
What pays the bills? Harpist in the Seattle-based indie-folk group March to May
What’s your hidden talent? Transforming from a relatively shy person into a total ham onstage.
What is your favorite piece to play on the harp? At this point, I mainly play my own compositions as part of my band. That said, I adore Satie’s Gymnopedie No. 1—it’s so beautiful and relaxing. I play it when I need grounding.
What do you do to avoid practicing? I usually can’t! Our performance and recording schedule tends to be pretty full, so I’m often under the wire in terms of practicing. If that wasn’t the case, maybe I’d schedule rehearsals in places with lots of stairs? Or forget my tuner? So many options.
What’s your favorite smartphone app? Instagram!
What did you want to be when you were a kid? An astrophysicist or a novelist. I have fulfilled neither of those dreams, but I’m pretty happy with where I’ve ended up.
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