Ruth Freedman, born in Los Angeles, CA, in 1937, picked up a harp one day while she was studying nursing at the University of Nevada at Reno, and it became a life-long hobby. During her 10 years as a nurse on Molokai at Kalaupapa, she discovered her true calling – harp therapy. Ruth took refuge in her harp while caring for her father who had Alzheimer’s, playing for him throughout his condition. Although Ruth has helped many people with her music, she has said that, in a way, it is just as therapeutic for her. Aside from harp therapy, Ruth has performed at other venues and events – providing beautiful harp music for particular seasons and occasions.