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Change Up Your Warm Up: 10 Easy Tweaks

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It’s just a warm up routine. No big deal, right? For most musicians most of the time, that is probably […]

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How to Be a Successful Musician

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A successful musician doesn’t just happen. It’s not really about innate talent, and believe it or not, it’s not all […]

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3 Skills Essential to Sight Reading

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Do you want to improve your sight reading? Are your efforts not yielding visible results? Maybe you’re going about it […]

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A Musical Memorial Day

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Beyond the picnics and parades, Memorial Day is a day of solemn remembrance, a day to honor those of have […]

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Top 10 Reasons NOT to Practice Scales

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I used to resist practicing scales. My teacher thought they wee important, but I just couldn’t see it. Playing music […]

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Escaping The Technique Trap

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Are you in the technique trap? Maybe you have managed to escape the trap, or maybe you just don’t yet […]

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Four Essential Elements of Technique

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Do you think you know what the essential elements of technique are? I used to think I did. From early […]

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Listen Like a Superhero

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“Be sure to listen!” This was my teacher’s final piece of advice before I played my first orchestra rehearsal. I […]

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Three Times When Not Practicing is NOT an Option

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Are you not practicing today? Those are the most powerful words that anyone can ever say to me. They are […]

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Beautiful Thumbs or All Thumbs?

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Do you love your thumbs? We harpists have a love/hate relationship with our thumbs. They can carry the melody well […]

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