Patricia Turse is a Central Jersey harpist who enjoys playing the pedal harp for weddings, events, parties, and religious services. She plays frequently with the Hunterdon Symphony, the Metropolitan Orchestra, and other string ensembles, and occasionally with community orchestras. Patricia also loves to perform with musical theatre productions, and her favorite shows to play are South Pacific, Peter Pan, and Light in the Piazza..
In 2003, Patricia became a certified harp therapist, using the therapeutic music of a lap harp to soothe patients and clients facing various conditions. She earned her certification as a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Music Therapist in 2010. Presently she works for St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick in the pediatrics unit. There the children can participate in music sessions that expose them to the arts and help them to cope with their illnesses. Patricia plays the harp for the children and babies at St. Peter’s, as well as their mothers and fathers. She also entertains residents at nursing homes and assisted living communities.
In the field of education, Patricia maintains private teaching studios in piano, harp, and beginning guitar. She graduated from the University of Dayton (OH) with a degree in music therapy in 1993.
She is donating her CD sales profits to a St. Peter’s nurse who is currently establishing a medical clinic in Africa.