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Seika Dong  💐 Professional harpist, teacher, & graphic designer 🏠 Servicing LA/OC 🐱 Celeb cat mom @maple.cat & @plumpycats 🎼 Graduate of IU | USC 🗣: 🇺🇸🇨🇳🇫🇷🇩🇪🇯🇵

It’s my Maple-versary 😭❤️🍁 #teamcheeks
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A year ago this chubby fella came into my life- and since then he’s made me smile every single day. I have been through a lot of sorrow the past several years. He brings so positivity and laughter into my life in ways I didn’t think could happen. Maple inspires me to be a better person because he is my source of unconditional love. This angel has been such a blessing in my life and I’m so grateful for all the time we have. I look forward to all the ways we will grow together. Love you always Meeps. 😭❤️

As a harpist, one of my goals is to share harp music in any way I can. One of the ways I achieve this is through playing background music for Maple Cat’s videos. Designing how to make harp music entertaining and digestible to his audience has been super fun.
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To be honest I’ve always had anxiety posting about my myself online. I grew up in such a competitive and toxic environment. I felt that people had high expectations of me because of my past achievements. The more first place awards I won as a harpist, the more afraid I was to fail. Eventually my perfectionism got so bad that in order not to disappoint anyone or myself, I stopped trying all together. I made excuses for myself, and I stopped participating in the harp community. I pretty much lost sight of my goals as a harpist and my motivation to practice. Then I began to realize all of these fears were self-imposed.
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Posting content through Maple’s IG has been very therapeutic for me. I never thought that in less than a year we get to 83k followers just by posting on a daily basis. Through his posts I've learned to accept myself and my abilities-what is important beyond great content is being consistent, connecting with people, and nurturing his community. A lot of the things I’ve learned from managing Maple Cat I feel can also be applied to myself. So I’m ready to move on from my past self and get over perfectionism. I’m done with negativity. I want to embrace change. My goal is to post to my Instagram @seikaharp once a week. It doesn’t sound like much, but baby steps. Eventually I would like to graduate to posting actual harp videos of myself and sharing the repertoire I’ve learned. We all have to start somewhere. 💪🏻😌
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If you’d like to hear other Maple + Music uploads I’ve made, check out his Youtube:
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www.instagram.com/SeikaHarp
www.youtube.com/SeikaHarp
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www.instagram.com/maple.cat
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#harpist #practicalharpist #harpmusic #maplecat

Hi everyone! I’ll be in Chicago for the Lyon & Healy Summer Festival 6/6-6/9! I’ll be performing in Brandee Younger and Lavinia Meijer’s Masterclass on Tuesday 6/7. If you see me around, please say hi! Can’t wait to see so many harp friends again. ❤️

I’m proud of the things I’ve accomplished during my masters- teaching about 20 beginning harp students, playing at Walt Disney Hall, co-coordinating the AHS competition, buying a house, and starting a private harp studio are only some highlights of my two years here. I’m so grateful to all the people who supported me and I’m so blessed to be a part of this musical community. 🎓 Now onto my doctorate. ✌🏻

Oh hi internet. I forgot to tell you that we adopted another cat. So now we have three. I seem to be getting a cat every semester, oops. Dahlia is a two year old British shorthair rescue who has the most loving and affectionate personality ever. She is a companion to my boyfriend while we are doing a LDR. 🐱 #notcomplaining #planningafourthcat (?) #crazycatlady #ineedhelp #reallifenekoatsume #sofluffy

Celebrating my cat Lily’s birthday. Yes I’m that kind of cat mom and proud of it haha. 😘
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#mapleandlily #catselfie #catmom #catmomlife #harpist #seikaharp #flowergarden #homesweethome

Proud cat mom moment:
This photo went viral online getting Maple over 4.4k followers on IG in less than a week, 80k impressions, 1.5k up votes on Reddit r/aww, and a whole bunch of friends. 😳💕 Thanks for all the love!! Maybe instead of being a harpist I should be a full time cat mom for @maple.cat haha. 🤔 #crazycatlady

My boyfriend surprised me with a kitten today. 😭❤️🐱 He's the most affectionate little purr box ever and loves to cuddle. My cat Lily thinks he's a trick more than a treat haha. Please help me name him? 🙏🏻 #Halloween #kitten

It was so nice to be a part of someone's special day. ❤️ #wedding #music

This is Ponyo, the shiba inu that we are taking care of over the summer for a friend. My cat Lily isn't very pleased... But Ponyo's smile just melts my heart. She's just so happy and cute!! 🐶❤️ #adorable #shibalove #fosterdog

Oops sorry, I can't practice today- my cat has taken over my harp rug. 😁 @dreamsoflily #legit #excuses

The ice cream lovers. ❤️ We'll drive through an hour's worth of LA traffic just for Wanderlust! @eatwanderlust
Also it's funny that my ice cream is bigger in general- they must have recognized the fat foodie soul in me. 😂😂😂 #ube #gradient

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