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How do I survive a session?

tips and tricks to playing along There are many session you can go to, all over the country. Mostly you will find enthusiastic players who enjoy sharing their music and playing together. Instruments you commonly […]

10 tips for studying during a pandemic.

Try to get into a rhythm. Agree upon a time for music study and stick to that same time during the week. If you are home schooling your children, make it part of the curriculum. […]

Playing by ear

In two weeks I will be teaching a course on ‘playing by ear’ at the Harfentreffen  in Germany. I’m really looking forward to it, so I here’s a blog to get you all excited about […]

Practising a piece with metronome.

Once you are used to playing something with a metronome you can start studying pieces with it. I would advise you to start with a piece that you have been studying for a while (in […]

Practical info: how do I study with a metronome?

Here’s a tip for anyone who has never studied with a metronome before: turn it on and just try to play a note on the beat with the metronome. You can also start by counting […]

Why would you study with a metronome?

When you play an instrument, there is something that, sooner or later, you will find yourself getting acquainted with: the metronome. The metronome as we know it now was developed in 1815 in England, by […]

Choices, choices… (to be made when buying a new harp)

When you go looking for a harp to buy or rent you will learn a lot of new things. You might start wondering why you are having to make all these choices without knowing much […]

Playing together

For the last few months both my students and those of my colleague Nanja Bakker have been studying hard with the music of Flidias, a piece for a harp ensemble and a storyteller. It is an […]

Start with harp

Around September, with the start of the new school year, many people start a new hobby. This can be anything from salsa dancing to drawing, but in my case I mostly meet the harpists-to-be. A […]

Start of the new school year.

Being a music teacher has its perks. Every week I get to meet lovely people in my lessons, it is a varied job and a nice challenge to teach everyone on his/her own level and […]