Harpening

Harpening

All that is harpening!

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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 ancient Irish story set to music by Dutch harpist Inge Frimout-Hei. The piece is well[…]

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 new hobby means you need materials to work with. For harp lessons you should count[…]

By feeling

Rehearsals with Plaisir d’amour are a source of inspiration, in no small part because there are always new things to discover with my duo partner Jos Koning. Jos is someone who likes to reflect on subjects and searches for an explanation for situations where others would sometimes think: ‘That is[…]

The 10 best things about playing the harp

Lately I have found a lot of negative posts on Facebook about playing the harp. Sure, they are meant in a funny way, and some parts of it may ring true, but I like to focus on the good things in life instead of the bad. So here is my[…]

A logo

For a long time now I have been playing with the idea of having a logo made to capture the many aspects of my work as a harpist. The idea stuck in my head, so when it was time to make plans for this new year I decided to take[…]

Welcome to my blog

Hello everyone, This is an exciting time; at the moment my website is getting a facelift and we are adding some new features. One of those is this blog; so here I am, writing my first entry. Why a blog? Well, I hope to give you some insight in my[…]