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

It’s my Maple-versary 😭❤️🍁 #teamcheeks
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.
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.
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. 💪🏻😌
If you’d like to hear other Maple + Music uploads I’ve made, check out his Youtube: ---⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#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 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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