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Myths about memorising music – are they holding you back? [ep 43]
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Did you know that if you performed somebody else’s piece 400 years ago… playing from memory would have been considered disrespectful to the composer? Today we agree that this is not true, but we are still surrounded by many other … Read More

Things you need to know before buying an iPad [ep 24]
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Whenever I mention using iPad for reading music, I always get a lot of questions about the apps that I use, the best screen size, memory needed, and any of the accessories that one could get (or not). In today’s … Read More

How to use ForScore and iPad when reading SHEET MUSIC on the harp? [ep 23]
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Even though I LOVE all things paper (I could leave a small fortune in a stationery shop), and my creative side also gets a lot more to say when I’m using pen and paper – when marking music it can go into … Read More

The power of rest – Coffee Break Harp 11
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In today’s video I’m talking about planning breaks from your harp practice. If you’ve been with me for a while, you may know that time off is a topic I talk about regularly because I can see most of us (including myself) … Read More

How to practise when you’re injured? – Coffee Break Harp 9 – LIVE episode
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Health and Harp Over the last few weeks we have been exploring topics around health and harp. Check them out here: How to reduce tension and pain when playing? – introduction to Alexander Technique 5 things you can do to avoid … Read More

Do you need high heels to play the harp? – Coffee Break Harp 8
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You might have heard that high heels shoes can help you to manage pedal changes better… but you are wondering if this means that you won’t be able to play the harp well when wearing flats? Or you find it … Read More

5 things you can do to avoid injury while playing the harp – Coffee Break Harp 7
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Although some people may consider the level of physical effort while playing a musical instrument as low, it may have a negative impact on our body if we aren’t paying attention. Some of the most common injuries can be the … Read More

How to reduce tension and pain while playing the harp? – Coffee Break Harp 6
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We often think that since pain seems to be the direct result of playing an instrument, there must be something we can do “better” while playing – in order to avoid it. Frequently we also assume that the part of … Read More

Coffee Break Harp 2 – How to create a practice notebook?
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Did you know that writing goals down makes you much more likely to achieve them? Keeping a practice notebook – or a practice diary – has many more benefits: makes you reflect on how you want to play and in … Read More

Live Harp Lesson 35 – Prelude in C Major and directional placing
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About today’s lesson As I am not able to join you live today, I have prerecorded this short lesson on Prelude in C Major by Johann Sebastian Bach. In the lesson I am playing my new arrangement for lever harp … Read More

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