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How to avoid overwhelm when learning a new harp piece? [ep 37]
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Feeling overwhelmed by long pieces… or lots of notes? Sometimes we get impatient with ourselves and wish we could learn new music faster. We may end up putting unnecessary pressure on ourselves, trying to do too many things at once… … Read More

Two stumbling blocks that you’ll find in EVERY harp piece! [ep 36]
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Music sounds choppy when you learn new pieces on the harp? You’ve likely run into one of the two stumbling blocks that can be found in literally every harp piece. Watch this episode of Coffee Break Harp to find out … Read More

How to read rhythm on the harp – and make your score easier to understand [ep 35]
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Do you find working out the rhythm tricky when learning a new piece on the harp? Do you tend to stick to songs that you know well to be sure you got the rhythm right? Or do you sometimes find … Read More

Memorising so fast you don’t get to practise reading music on the harp? [ep 34]
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Are you worried that because you memorise new pieces quickly you don’t get to practise reading notes on the harp? Or maybe reading music takes so much time that you stop looking at the score and start playing from memory? … Read More

Are you doing TOO MUCH when reading music? [ep 33]
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Are you trying to sight read before you’re ready? If you’re frustrated by what you feel is a slow progress when reading music… it may be that you’re actually trying to sight read (before you’re ready). What is sight reading? … Read More

Do you need to read music to play the harp? [ep 32]
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Well, do you? And if not, why ask the question in the first place? If you’re wondering what’s best for YOU – this episode of the Coffee Break Harp is a must-watch! With music or by ear? People can get … Read More

How to tune a harp? My tips and tricks for tuning [ep 31]
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A harp that is tuned every day tends to stay in tune more reliably. When tuning and giving attention to each and every of your strings every time you’re about to play, you are also more likely to pick up … Read More

Learn to play “When the Fair Maid” [ep 27]
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If you’re looking for new music for this Christmas, this may be the perfect choice! This harp arrangement comes from my Christmas Collection published in 2019, and you can watch me play it here. This harp arrangement requires using all … Read More

7 mistakes you want to avoid when playing for others for the first time [ep 26]
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Even if you’re just starting out on the harp and think it’s mostly something you’re doing for yourself, it may happen sooner than you think that you’ll start playing for others too! For a lot of us the first few … Read More

When the Fair Maid… [ep 25]
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This is a harp arrangement of a traditional Polish Christmas Carol, Gdy śliczna Panna. It comes from my Christmas Collection published in 2019. The Fair Maid – the Virgin Mary – is introduced while singing a lullaby to her newborn Son, … Read More

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