Miriam was awarded a Countess of Munster Trust Scholarship at the age of 16 to study the harp with Osian Ellis at the Royal Academy of Music

After leaving the Academy she continued her studies with Renate Scheffel-Stein who was at that time principal Harp of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Miriam played second harp to her many times and also later when she moved to the London Symphony Orchestra.

She has toured North and South America, Japan and all of Europe with the Philharmonia, London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, City of London Sinfonia to name but a few, and has 20 years experience as a full-time freelance harpist. She is much in demand as a specialist Celtic harpist for the film industry. Recent soundtracks have been The Shipping News and The Gospel according to St John. Miriam is a member of the Philharmonia Education team working with children and adults of all ages and also special needs.

In March 2001 Miriam was awarded an ARAM from the Royal Academy of Music for achieving distinction in the profession and in September 2002 was appointed to the Royal Academy of Music to create and develop the Junior Harp Department.