Fortunately, something pointed me in the
direction of Alice Chalifoux. In the summer of 1993, I attended the
Salzedo Harp School in Camden, Maine. Little did I know at the time, that
this would be the first of six summers I would spend at the historical
harp colony. I remember vividly sitting on the large porch of the Salzedo
House waiting for my lesson, the sight of distant boats in the bay, the
smell of salt air and the sound of gentle harp music from inside.
I continued my studies with Alice
Chalifoux at the Oberlin Conservatory. Miss Chalifoux is an extraordinary
teacher, mentor and friend. She taught me how to play the harp and she
showed me that it is much more than just pulling strings. She continues to
be my inspiration to this day.