Hope studied music from the age of 12, and funded part of her education via a music performance scholarship. She became interested in the bagpipe and started taking lessons in 1997.
1999 & 2001 Graduate of the North American Academy of Piping, Valle Crucis, NC
Since 2004 Graduate of the Ontario School of Piping at St. Andrew College in Toronto, Ontario
2005 graduate of Invermark College of Piping at Castleton College, Vermont
Currently a student of Bruce Gandy, Nova Scotia
Most of her time piping is spent at weddings, funerals, and other special events, she does over 100 per year.
She performed Peter Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic.
In 2013 she performed Disney's Pixar in Concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
She competes at various sanctioned Highland Games in the United States, and is a competition medalist in solo events including Piobaireachd (classical bagpipe music).
Hope feels that being able to do what you love,
and be a part of the special moments in the lives of others has enriched
her life beyond imagination.