is a professional harpist and
who performs for private and corporate events including weddings,
anniversaries, holiday celebrations, and more. She offers non-traditional music lessons out of her home just north of Columbus, Ohio and is a fine artist. Her unconventional approach to performing and teaching results in a full performance & touring schedule and a thriving creativity coaching practice, which she runs through her art and music studios and often in collaboration with other creatives.
repertoire includes classical, Brazilian, jazz, popular selections,
and her own compositions. In addition to performing solo, she
has played with the jazz improvisational Nova
Madrugada, alternative folk rock Luceys
Maze, art pop rock Flotation
Walls, and others. In the Fall of 2011, Trista toured with Deborah Henson-Conant, offering performances and a creativity workshop they developed together called Fireworks for the Creative Spirit. Trista is also the U.S. representative of the International Jazz Harp Foundation.
and her younger sister
were born in the luscious beauty of Philomath, Oregon, a great
contrast to the arid Franktown, Colorado environment where she
found herself six years later with a new baby brother.
Eventually her family made its way across the United States
to settle amidst the great sprawl that is now central Ohio.