Adrienne’s passion for music was kindled in her hometown of Cortlandt Manor, New York when her father began teaching her piano at the age of 5. You may imagine her to be a sweet little angel enjoying her initial piano lessons and being so excited to practice that she could hardly sleep, but the opposite couldn’t be more true. Adrienne would frequently cry and throw a fit at the piano. Alas, her parents instilled the value of these practice sessions in her, and after the initial learning curve, around the age of 12 (only a mere 7 years later) did she begin to practice without any incentive. She began studying flute at the age of 8 and then later the harp at the age of 16. All the time knowing that when she “grew up” she wanted to teach music. Now, almost 20 years after her first piano lessons, she is finding ways to make music relevant to her students lives and the clients for whom she works with and performs for.
In 2016, Adrienne decided to trade in her snow boots for flip flops and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona with her boyfriend and collie mix dog, Abby. In Scottsdale, she maintains a private teaching studio and offers lessons on the harp, flute, and piano. Adrienne completed a Masters of Music in Harp Performance at Temple University in 2014. At Temple University, she was awarded the position of Academic Intern under the guidance of Elizabeth Hainen, Principal Harpist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. While attending Temple University she was invited to perform with Curtis Institute's Symphony Orchestra performing works from Wagner's Ring Cycle.
Adrienne has had the opportunity to perform in world-renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Heinz Hall, the Kennedy Center, The Kimmel Center, and the Mann Center. The professional groups she has performed with are The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, The Reading Choral Society, The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, The Lansdowne Symphony, Symphony Number One of Baltimore, Zelda Symphony of Goddesses, Nittany Valley Symphony, Music at Penn's Woods, Williamsport Symphony, and St. Peter’s by the Sea.
Adrienne completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University in 2009 as well as a Professional Performance Certificate on Harp from Penn State in 2010.
In 2013 she was chosen as a harpist for the Siena Musical Festival which took place in Siena, Italy.
Although her professional studies have been harp based, Adrienne is also a versatile flutist and pianist and has been playing both for over 20 years. She has 10 years of experience playing the flute, piano and organ at Catholic church services in Westchester, New York.
Adrienne is the President of the Phoenix Chapter of the American Harp Society and the former Fundraising and Social Chair of the professional women’s music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota.
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