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Star was introduced to Celtic music through playing dulcimer and found her first harp at a local thrift store - a large Venezuelan style harp in 1982. She visited Helen Hope, harpist for the Colorado Symphony, who wasn’t teaching any more but showed her a few things. Star studied with pedal harp teacher, Diana Carney, medieval harper, Therese Schroeder-Sheker and Celtic harper, Laurie Riley all contributed to different aspects of playing the harp. When Sylvia Woods came to town in 1983 for a workshop, Star offered to start a harp society for the community. She was awarded the Jan Pennington award at the Stone Mountain Games in Georgia for her contribution to the harp community. In 1985, Star was on the Scottish Games committee to set up harp competitions and introduce traditional harp at the Games. Star also brought the harp to the early Irish Festivals starting at Sheabean Pub in Aurora.

Over the years she took workshops from Louise Trotter, Kim Robertson, Deborah Henson-Conant to expand her style. After 10 years of playing by ear, Star took up the challenge to read notation after developing a system of learning to see a logical big picture of note patterns rather than reading one note at a time.

Star is well known for her eclectic harp styles captured by the storytelling quality of Celtic music. An important influence in Star's musical choices come from a dance background in international folk dance music. All these musical styles have found a home in the heart of Star's music. Star has authored 14 music books and four CD's.

Some of Star’s notable engagements are being invited to be a guest with the Internationally acclaimed Irish group, The Chieftains, as they toured through Denver and Colorado Springs in 2003. In a farewell gesture to their harper, Derek Bell, she was to play his favorite pieces with the Chieftains. Star has appeared on an episode of the Perry Mason
TV show, The Case of the Skin Deep Scandal, with Morgan Fairchild and the movie, The Princess and the Dwarf, which was shot at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. The movie featured Warwick Davis, John Rhyes-Davies, and Richard Kiel. She played at the historic Brown Palace Hotel for 5 years.

Star teaches Celtic harp at Swallow Hill Music School in Denver and her studio, continuing to explore the possibilities of numerous styles of music on the harp. She continues to play solo and with the rock group KingBeat, exploring a fusion or Celtic, rock and blues music, with guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboard.


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Young Beginner's Guide to the Folk Harp
First Lessons Folk Harp
Celtic Harp Anthology-Music from Historical Collections
English Carols for Celtic Harp
Easy Celtic Harp Solos
Medieval Music for Celtic Harp
Hymns and Sacred Songs for Celtic Harp
Folk Harp Wall Chart

 

Lark Rise to Candleford Theme Music
Learn to Play the Celtic Harp - Method Book
Play Celtic Harp by Ear - Easy Beginners Guide to Harp Tablature
Celtic Wedding Music
Two's Company - Celtic Harp Duets
A Tribute to Robert Burns
Celtic Harp Tips
Brave Heart Ensemble Series sheet music
Sonic Travels CD (with KingBeat)
Arc of Promise CD
Time Out CD



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