Tag Archives: Self Employed musician

How to transport 10 harps!!!

I am faced with a wonderful dilemma: “How does one transport 10 harps?”

Now that these wonderful harps have been donated and riggorus work is going into launching the program, there are logistical hurdles to overcome. Such as, how am I going to transport 10 harps, actually 11 counting an instructional harp, all over the desert valley!

I suppose I am now an official carpenter along with the other career paths that I would never think I would go down.

I have dreamed up the idea to build a box that will go into my car. The La Quinta High School Theatre department, under the direction of Kathy Karstens, are helping me realize this dream.

I spent 3 hours walking around Home Depot and beginning my sketches of this box.

Building Materials for the Harp BoxThank you to my Dad for the use of his pick-up truck!!!

4 Plywood boards, 2 2″X2″ pieces of wood, 10 3/4″X3/4″ poles, a box of screws, 2 packages of corner braces, 4 casters, a piano hinge and a latch for safe keeping of these precious harps.


Here are the first “cuts” for this soon to be Harp Box!Harp Box Building

Stay tuned for more updates…


Harp-tallica . “Nothing Else Matters”

A friend of mine from Eastman School of Music created a duo called Harptallica, which is really awesome!  Check them out!  Here is a little sample of my arrangement of Nothing Else Matters.  Enjoy and have a happy Friday!


Harping on!

Ta Dah!  I am learning how to create new things for my website and have decided to start a blog.  When I started to think about the topics to write about, I thought about my current situation.

My husband and I have recently relocated to the greater Palm Springs area.  Moving is not something I enjoy from a personal standpoint, but especially from a professional one.  It is as if I have just graduated from college and I know that there are opportunities out there for me but I must go find each and every one of them.

If you were me, what would you do?

I have come to a conclusion that life is about the personal relationships that we create, develop and maintain.  There is nothing like meeting someone in person. An email or phone call does not begin the type of relationship that can be fostered for years to come. I have found myself traveling around the desert to various venues and businesses, just saying, “hello”. It sometimes feels as if I am selling myself, but in the end I suppose I am.  I know there are many opportunities out there just waiting to begin and I can’t wait!!!

Stay tuned…