Category Archives: Music Miscellany

The Season for P-L-A-Y

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To everything there is a season… There’s an old saying, “Make hay while the sun shines.” Farmers know they must […]


Taking a Vacation from Practice

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When you took your last vacation did you take your instrument with you? I heard an alarming statistic the other […]


Freedom and the Pursuit of Music

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Today, as we in the United States celebrate the founding of our country, we will remind ourselves of the freedom […]


Pave Your Path to Success: 6 Key Bricks

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What does success mean to you – money, happiness, playing that one amazing piece of music, building your dream house? […]


Pursuing Your Passion? Prepare to Give Up These 5 Things

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Lately it’s all about passion. Pursue your passion; follow your dream. Are you just going to pursue it, or do […]


Not Getting Things Done? 8 Steps to Making It Happen

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There’s an entire culture built around GTD: Getting Things Done. In my experience, getting things done is less about productivity […]


Gounod’s Ave Maria

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“My mother wants the Ave Maria played. Does it work on the harp?” asks the bride-to-be. So, I play her […]


Resolving Everyday Dissonance, Musical or Otherwise

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Musical dissonance occurs when two notes played simultaneously have a clash of wills. The notes just don’t play well together. […]


Making a Smart College Choice

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(This post about college choices first appeared several years ago, but it’s that time of year again. Here’s to making […]


Do You Have a Harp Hero?

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I need a hero. A harpist’s life is not an easy one. I’m not complaining, mind you, just stating a […]