Tag Archives: teacher

Weird Music Teacher Tips

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No, not tips for weird music teachers. Just some offbeat ideas to help with those difficult music lessons. Your student […]


The Three Necessary Stages: Stage Two: Conscious Memorization

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In a previous post I wrote about rote memorization, the repetitive process that can be summed up in the words […]


Taking Music Lessons? The Three Questions You MUST Ask Your Teacher

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Lessons are not given, they are taken. – Cesare Pavese, Italian author and poet (1908-1950)   First, the facts. 1. […]


What Are Your Plans This Year?

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Here we are at the last official week of summer. The schedule is once again the ruler of our lives. […]


Concentration? 100%

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As I am writing this, I am beginning another year’s Harp In The Mountains Festival. This is the seventh year […]


The Perfect Practice Recipe

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Have you ever been stumped trying to figure out how to organize your practice? Sometimes it’s because we have too […]


A Little Help From My Friends

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It was a little over a year ago that I started blogging at Harp Mastery. My idea in starting the […]


From Injury to Recovery

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Performance injuries are every musician’s greatest fear. Our playing is so intrinsic to our being that just thinking about having […]


Sitting Pretty: Check Your Harp Posture

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Posture is arguably the most important physical factor in playing any instrument. It is the first thing our teachers teach […]


Three Things I Wish I Had Years Ago

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Old School. Back in the day. Whatever you call it, I’m old enough to have been there. And a recent […]