Name: Dickie Fleisher
Hometown: Miami Beach, FL
At what age did you begin playing your instrument? 10
Who have been your greatest musical influences? My grandmother, Nettie Druzinsky.
Who are your favorite composers? Bach, Andrew Lloyd Webber.
What career path would you have taken had you not chosen music? A contender.
What's currently playing on your iPod or CD player? Bach, Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Your hobbies and interests: Cornering the world market on harps; some ping-pong.
Daily practice rituals: Harping, exercise, ping pong & two out of three is a good day.
The question you're asked most often about your instrument (and your answer): "Why are there different colored strings?" My answer: "I don't know, I'm still working on it."
Your favorite part about playing in the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra: Getting paid for what I do!