Amanda started playing the harp when she 6 years old after being mesmerised by Harpo Marx on tv.
She gained her degrees as a classical harpist from Cardiff University with Caryl Thomas (BMus Hons Degree and LRSM).
Amanda has always had a love for jazz and after obtaining a Masters in Jazz from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff in 2013, she has become well-respected as a jazz harpist and musician.
After supporting Jamie Cullum and consequently meeting Dannii Minogue, Amanda was invited to arrange and record the track ‘I’ll be home for Christmas’ in Strongroom Studios, London. It was the start of her career in jazz and pop and her unique style has resulted in her being in great demand for recordings and session work. In 2015, she was invited to be a headline act at Edinburgh International Harp Festival with her trio The Whiting on the Wall. In 2015 will also see her embarking on an International tour with Jazz trumpeter Matthew Halsall, performing in Greece, Hamburg, Johannesburg Jazz Festivals and Union Chapel London. Amanda is also a Jazz harp teacher at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff and co- author of a series of new Jazz harp books on the syllabus of Trinity College, London.
She is currently working on a new CD and furthering the repertoire of jazz harp music, making it fun and accessible for new and professional harpists alike.