Author Archives: Anne

Still Still Still

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Still Still Still Still, still, still, One can hear the falling snow. Some Christmas carols are joyous and celebratory.  Others […]


Hymns: A Harpist’s Guide to Playing Along

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“Could you play along on these hymns too?” It seems like a reasonable request. A well-intentioned choir director wants to […]


Harp Gratitude Day – Giving Thanks

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Gratitude is on my mind at the moment. Here in the U.S. we just celebrated Thanksgiving, arguably the most beloved […]


Motivation: Rust Proofing Your Practice

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“She just doesn’t have the motivation.” I remember hearing a performance many years ago by a young musician who seemed […]


Making Progress: 3 Simple Ways to Sustain Momentum

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I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. – Marie Curie You’re a musician; you […]


Adult Music Student? Enjoy the Privileges of Age

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Adult Music Student. Perhaps this phrase conjures up an image of a nightmare recital where you, the quaking gray-haired student, […]


10 Ways to Cut Your Practice Time in Half

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Practice time is probably the number factor in your music success. Let me clarify – practice time spent efficiently and […]


Eat Your Vegetables – Review Your Music!

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Do you review your music as a regular part of your practice, or a “maybe if I get around to […]


Control: Why It’s Out of Your Hands

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Life, especially in these hectic days, has become a search for control. We look for more control over our calendar […]


I’m Stuck! What to Do When Nothing Is Working

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I’m stuck! We’ve all been there, when the piece you’re trying to practice and perfect just seems to go into […]