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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. […]

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 […]

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 (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 […]

Love the grind

Lately I have been listening to motivational speakers with some regularity, just because they make me think about my life. It can’t hurt to take some time to think about the things that are part […]

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 […]

How will I reach my destination?

Last week I gave some tips on how to start your journey with a new piece of music. This week I’d like to talk about the second important question when planning a (musical) journey: how […]

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 […]