Captured by the storytelling quality of folk music from Dylan and Baez, she took up guitar at thirteen years old.
The folk ballads led to an inevitable introduction to Irish and Scottish music. An important influence in Star's musical choices come from a dance background in International folk dance music.
She improvised and played by ear for ten years on harp before she devised a way to read notation that looked at groups of notes rather than each note.
Star has been responsible for bringing the presence of the Celtic harp to many festivals, such as the Scottish Highland Games and the Irish Festival in Denver since 1985. Star was invited to be a guest with the internationally acclaimed Irish group, The Chieftains, as they toured through Denver and Colorado Springs in 2003. In a farewell gesture to their harper, Derek Bell, she was to play his favorite pieces with the Chieftains.
Star has appeared on an episode of the Perry Mason TV show, The Case of the Skin Deep Scandal, with Morgan Fairchild and the movie, The Princess and the Dwarf, which was filmed at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. The movie featured Warwick Davis, John Rhyes-Davies, and Richard Kiel.
Her past teachers were Therese Schroder-Sheker, Laurie Riley and Diana Carney. Star teaches Celtic harp at Swallow Hill Music School in Denver. She plays solo at a variety of events and explores a fusion of folk rock music with KingBeat, which include guitar, vocals, drums and keyboard back up.
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