My mission as an artist is to break the mold of the “salon instrument” stereotype of the harp and bring the power and beauty of the instrument to as many different people as possible. I encourage many composers to write new music for the harp and I often work with them to find an idiomatic way for their music to come across effectively. I also present many solo recitals and program pieces that exhibit the many diverse characteristics and capabilities of the harp, therefore educating and exposing audiences to a fairly unusual concept – solo harp. Another calling of mine is teaching. I love working with students using an approach that is unique to each individual, usually involving unlocking the music with them as well as finding and expressing their own voice.