How to stop rushing your pieces on the harp? [ep 51]
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If you’re learning a song you heard many times before you took it to the harp, chances are you may end up trying to play it faster than you can, RUSHING, and making mistakes. In this episode you’ll learn how … Read More

“The Ash Grove” harp arrangement [ep 50]
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“The Ash Grove” is a traditional Welsh folk song. The melody has been set to a number of various lyrics, including this popular English version: The ash grove, how graceful, how plainly ’tis speaking The harp through its playing has … Read More

How to get better at memorising music on the harp? [ep 44]
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Do you find memorising music easy when you’re not trying to… and then almost impossible when you’re attempting to do it consciously? If you answered “yes”, this episode is for you! In this episode you will learn… why you’re more … Read More

Do you know your emergency exits? [ep 42]
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What happens when you make a mistake? Do you go back a bar, start from the beginning of a line… or do you go all the way back to the beginning of a piece? Everybody makes mistakes Playing the harp … Read More

My favourite books for reading music and sight reading on the harp [ep 41]
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If you’ve been following me for a while, you may have heard me talking about the importance of practising reading music AWAY from your pieces. Today I’ll share with you my recommendations for books you can use in your practice! … Read More

How to get started with the metronome on the harp? [ep 40]
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Were you recommended using the metronome in your harp practice, but are not sure how to? Or perhaps you’ve tried playing with the metronome, but it just didn’t work? Practising the harp with the metronome can be challenging (as you’ll … Read More

How to find the right metronome speed on the harp? [ep 39]
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Not sure about what’s the right speed and metronome set up for your practice? This episode of Coffee Break Harp will show you what to do (step by step!). Resources mentioned in this episode How to get started with the … Read More

Should you change your harp fingerings… or practise and persist? [ep 38]
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Is the fingering notation in harp music just a suggestion (that you can change) or is there a reason certain fingering is written? Learn when it’s OK to alter the fingerings in your harp pieces, and when you should persists, … Read More

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

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