About Sharon

Sharon has made her living as a musician and music teacher for over thirty years.

Sharon is an excellent teacher with an ability to develop musicians of all skill levels. Her passion is group music-making at any level.

Her students have gone on to complete harp, piano, and theory exams at all grade levels. They have won scholarships at music festivals, and have gone on to post-secondary music studies.

As a musician, she accompanies choirs and soloists throughout Southwestern Ontario. She also performs as a soloist and in many ensembles.

Sharon started playing the harp in 1996. She took her first workshops in Celtic music at the Celtic Roots Festival in Goderich, and never looked back.

"Once I picked up a harp, I could not put it down! I had no idea that it was such an accessible instrument. The simplest thing sounds beautiful on the harp. I did not know that it was easy to find harps for rent or for sale. After a few beginner classes, I was hooked. I immediately rented a harp and began teaching myself the technicalities of the instrument. Since then, I have gone on to become a harp instructor, workshop facilitator, recording artist, and director of the Huron Harp School."

Other Facts About Sharon

Classical training on piano from an early age, leading to B.Mus. degree.

Music teacher since 1980, member of Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association (ORMTA) since 1994.

Received ORMTA Contribution to Teaching Award in 2006, and Inspiring Women of Huron nomination in 2016.

Played and taught harp since 1996

Harp lessons and workshops with Sharlene Wallace, Kim Robertson, Robin Huw Bowen, Grainne Hambly, as well as intensive study in Ireland with world renowned Irish harper/musicologist Janet Harbison.

Recorded first CD Muintir, with daughters Kate on flute and Emily on vocals, in 2004. Also performed on CDs by A Cappella choir, WomenSpiritSong choir, Blyth Festival Singers, Mary Smith.

Recorded latest solo CD Stone & Sand in 2015