Louise Trotter is a nationally recognized performer, workshop leader,
and panelist in conferences of the American Harp Society, International
Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen, Canadian Folk Harp society, and
the Edinburgh, Scotland, Harp Festival. She has been a featured
performer in the Lyon and Healy Harp Company's Pop and Jazz Harpfests,
and is scheduled to teach in the June 2001 Harpfest in Los Angeles, CA.
A native of Port Arthur, Texas, now living in Houston, Louise had
classical training in piano and harp from early childhood. Advanced harp
study was with Mildred Dilling in New York City. She played several
years with the Beaumont and Baytown Symphonies. Her interest in modern
harmony led to studies with the leading pop and jazz artists in the U.S.
Louise has given pop workshops all over the U.S., Canada and at the
Clarsach Society of London and Edinburgh. Her spirit of fun and sharing
brings out the creative side of even the most hesitant class members.
She publishes many harp arrangements, original compositions and "how-to"
manuals under the desktop publishing name "Harpventures". Her nine
recorded albums are a variety of classical, pop, American folk, country
western, Christmas, sacred hymns, and jazz quartet. True to her Texas
heritage, she enjoys including country western songs in her performing
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