Harping Along Sherri L. Trometter
Music was always around while growing up and my mother was my inspiration and encouraged music early in my life through piano lessons and playing the clarinet in the school bands. My mother and great Aunt played piano "by ear" and never had any lessons. I also inherited that trait as a child when in Sunday School played "He Got the Whole World" from memory with my own arrangement. My mother passed away when I was 15 years old and sadly music was absent from my life for almost 25 years. Until someone ask me to play piano for an organization, Order of Eastern Star, where I began playing the piano once again. I felt my mother smiling once again as I played her favorite tunes on the piano. A few years later in 2003, I started taking harp lessons and ever since I have been blessed to have music has been back in my life!
Currently I have four Lyon & Healy brand harps: Three lever harps: Prelude (38 strings) designed to resemble the elegance of a pedal harp; Shamrock (34 strings); Ogden (34 strings) which are both Celtic in design; Concert Grand, Style 100, pedal harp (47 strings).
I started teaching harp lessons in 2007 after much consideration and research. I decided to start sharing my joy and talent with others and had several students since then, ages from 13-62 years.