Monthly Archives: November 2012

Why You Need to Practice Hands Separately – Now!

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Hands separately! Those words are in every one of my lesson assignment books starting when I was four years old. […]


Bok Tower Gardens: Harp for the Holidays 2012

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Here is this week’s holiday video. The photos were taken on our visit to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, […]


Seven Tips to Survive the Holidays for Musicians

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For musicians. the holidays can be extra stressful. Not only is there the pressure of the social aspects of the […]


A Harpist’s Thanksgiving

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  Today, I am especially thankful… For my students who inspire and motivate me. For my teachers who believed in […]


Harp for the Holidays 2012

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Each year at this time I am surprised by the sudden arrival of the holidays. No matter that the calendar […]


Sightreading – the MASTER System

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Sightreading, a word that can cause the palms of even experienced musicians to sweat. Perhaps that’s because it is the […]


Competitiveness – Dealing with the Dark Side

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Being competitive is a good thing. Competitiveness helps us try harder and bring our best effort to a performance. Competition […]


Sonata Scintillante by Chuck Holdeman

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On Sunday, November 11, flutist Joan Sparks and I will be performing a new work, Sonata Scintillante by Chuck Holdeman. […]


Perfection, Productivity and Performance

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“The world doesn’t reward perfection. It rewards productivity.” – Peter Bregman, author of  18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, […]


Five Minutes a Day Can Grow Your Musicianship

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Musicianship: knowledge, skill, and artistic sensitivity in performing music. (from Dicitionary.com) It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you […]