Family, friends, teachers
William and Anita Brennan
In my journey to become a professional harpist, (my Dad’s dream) the inspirational people, in my life, have circulated in and out of my growing up time, nurturing and inspiring me to become an enlightened, and passionate person. My Mother was a gifted pianist, with an appreciation for life and music. I only hope that I grow to be half the woman my Mom was.
My first Harp teacher from the age
of 11, who grew to be one of my best
friends, as she took me under her
wing, and lit a light to my fingers to
last a life time.
Beloved Edith, who was Joy’s
mother, took all the knowledge that
Joy gave me, and took it to a whole
new level, teaching me how to perfect
arrangements on my own, and
making them amazing.
Experiencing time with Lloyd was
unforgettable. The character he was,
came across in his arrangements,
making every note he played a show
piece. He taught me how to elevate
every arrangement into an amazing
show stopper which required
strength, and tenacity.
Blessed I was to share time with this
beloved Harp teacher, enlightening
me to new rhythms to Jazz and Pop
arrangements. I will never forget my
time with her.
During my College year in Athens
Greece, I had the privilege of working
with the Principal Harpist from the
Hadzidakis National Symphony
Orchestra. I taught her how to play
Jazzy arrangements like, “In the
Mood”, in exchange for classical
pieces. I will always be grateful to
her for all she taught me.