In Episode 27 of the Harp Column Podcast, host Kristina Finch and I chat about the article Teacher’s Pet in the September-October 2017 issue of Harp Column. We talk about how I researched this article; why I love the Suzuki teaching method; and how yoga helps me with my teaching and at the harp. For more practical harp news and information visit www.harpcolumn.com, and tune in for more podcasts taking you behind the stories in Harp Column.
I'm pleased to share another article I've written for the Harp Column!
For this article I asked several master harp teachers about their favorite repertoire to teach, and why they keep returning to these musical gems. I hope this will be helpful for teachers who are looking for some inspiration this fall and students looking for something new to learn!
Harp Column Subscribers can read the full article here: www.harpcolumn.com/teachers-pet/
There is also a companion article with my perspective on the trends I noticed while interviewing and researching for the feature article. www.harpcolumn.com/a-teachers-perspective/
The Midwest Harp Festival held at the University of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma features intensive summer harp study for students of all ages as well as a competition. On of my former adult students Linda Goodman of Austin, TX placed first in the Advanced I division in the 2017 Midwest Harp Festival Solo Competition. Linda is pictured above (2nd from right) at the winners recital after performing Marcel Tournier’s Au Matin. I am so proud of Linda's hard work over the years and her amazing performance at the competition!
Read more about the 2017 Midwest Harp Festival online here: https://www.harpcolumn.com/midwest-harp-festival-underway/
Subbing with an ensemble can be both an exciting and daunting task. Whether you are playing second harp with a professional orchestra, a student subbing with a community band, or a freelancer filling in for a few nights of a long-running show, when you find yourself in a substitute situation for a gig, these tips will make your brief time with any group a success.
Harp Column subscribers can read the full article here: www.harpcolumn.com/fitting-in/
After months of research and writing, my new feature article is available now in the July/August issue of Harp Column!
Tracing your harp heritage can lead to fascinating discoveries. Find out which famous figures you are related to and what it means for your harp identity. We all have a teacher in common with almost every other harpist on the planet, if we go back in history far enough!
Harp Column subscribers can read the full article here:
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