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 whine at the piano; she was more interested in playing with her friends outside. 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 her Masters of Music in Harp Performance at Temple University in May of 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 as an additional harpist 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 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 began her Bachelor of Arts degree at Penn State University in 2005 as a flute major with a scholarship studying with Dr. Eleanor Armstrong. While at Penn State, Adrienne began playing harp with the Philharmonic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. In 2007, she decided harp to be her true calling and changed her primary instrument to harp. In 2008, Adrienne won jury recognition and the following year won a spot on the annual Penn State Mosaic concert. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in harp 2009 under the instruction of Ruth Hunter. After graduation, she continued her harp studies at Penn State in 2010 and received a Professional Performance Certificate in Harp. Adrienne's musical studies have given her opportunities to perform all over the world. In 2012 she received a fellowship to attend the Saratoga Harp Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York. In 2013 she was chosen as a harpist for the Sienna Musical Festival which took place in Sienna, 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 experience playing the flute, piano and organ at church services in Westchester, New York where she also frequently substituted for the organist during services.
Adrienne is a member of the American Harp Society and a former member of the professional women’s music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota.