Tips

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Playing (harp) outside

It’s summer again, which means that here in the Netherlands there is a good chance of nice weather. It means that many of my students tell me there is little time to study: the temptation […]

Workshops: what to expect

In May, Jeanette (of harp store de Zingende Snaar) and I are organising the Int. Harp Friends Meeting; this year will see its fourth edition. We started the festival because we ourselves loved going to […]