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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

Learning “Silent Night” harp arrangement [ep 30]
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Who is it for? This is an intermediate harp arrangement. It involves using all four fingers, overlapping brackets, chords and arpeggios. Introduction requires playing left hand harmonics. However you can skip this part and start playing directly from the third … Read More

“Silent Night” intermediate harp arrangement [ep 29]
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Sheet music for the new arrangement of Silent Night for intermediate harp is now available! Who is it for? This is an intermediate harp arrangement. It involves using all four fingers, overlapping brackets, chords and arpeggios. Introduction requires playing left … 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

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

Why reading music is so hard… and will it ever get easier?! 5 tips to avoid overwhelm [ep 22]
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I’ve been hearing from many harp learners who say that reading music is a big challenge. And when the harp is your first instrument and you’re learning the not-so-very-intuitive playing AND trying to read music at the same time… this … Read More

How to play “Happy Birthday” on the harp? Free video lesson! [ep 20]
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Every day someone is celebrating a birthday – and today Coffee Break Harp celebrates reaching 20 episodes! Below you will find a free video lesson that will help you master this extremely useful piece. Who is it for? This is … Read More

“The Water Is Wide” for Intermediate Harp and video lesson – Coffee Break Harp 14
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This song has been with me for some time now before it gained its shape as a harp arrangement. Many of us who miss their loved ones can relate to the lyrics: The water is wide, I cannot get over … Read More

Are these mistakes slowing you down when reading music on the harp? – Coffee Break Harp 13
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Do you often lose your place in the music? Need to stop playing and go again from the same place? Does it feel as if you always have to read each note on its own? Is learning a new piece … Read More

Improve your technique with rhythm practice – Coffee Break Harp 10
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Rhythm exercises can help with many technical aspects of the pieces that you play, starting from your scales and arpeggios, through placing and jumps to bringing them up to tempo. Their power lies in making some of your fingers play … Read More

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