Phala Tracy teaches Suzuki harp at Studio Fidicina in Minneapolis, MN and she is adjunct faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. She teaches harp and music theory at Suzuki institutes across the country and she is a Suzuki Harp Teacher Trainer. Phala holds degrees in Harp Performance and Music History from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (BM) and degrees in Harp Performance and Composition from the California Institute for the Arts (MFA). Her teachers include Alice Chalifoux, Yolanda Kondonasss, Judy Loman, Susan Allen, Mary Kay Waddington (harp) and James Tenney (composition.) She has recorded a children’s CD of Critter Songs and is working toward publishing her curriculum of Music Theory in Song and Rhyme and her collection of Songs for Sight Reading. She is an active arranger, composer, improviser and freelance musician.