Harp

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 […]

Memories of Hans den Brok

In the last few months the FHF! has published some articles with the memories people have of harp builder Hans den Brok. It got me thinking, so here I’d like to share my story. In […]

Organising a festival is fun!

At first my plan was to write this blog-post a few weeks before the Harp Friends Meeting, but somewhere between the many emails to artists and participants, the making of the folders and organising sleeping […]

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 […]

Planning a musical journey

In light of my upcoming workshop Study Smart I have decided it would be a good idea to start sharing some tips on how to study a musical instrument. In the last two weeks I […]

It’s not about how much you study, it’s about how you study.

Last week my blog got quite a few reactions so this week I’d like to continue on the topic of how to study. How much time you get for your music lessons, whether it’s 22,5 […]

Half an hour a day.

During my years at the conservatory I was sometimes jealous of one of my roomies. He studied psychology, but spent most of his days doing other things. During the day he hardly had to be […]

A logo

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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 […]