Susan Hammond's Classical Kids

When my children were small, easily our best discovery of music to listen to  - children and adults - was this series of CD's.  Happily they are still available, and for anyone who missed them, I'm happy to write bit…


A mask pattern

Severl folks asked about the masks I've been making. After many bazillion tries, I settled on this pattern. Mrs. Youtube showed me how to do it, but I can't find that one again. There are several that use the same…


gearing up part 1 - basics

This is a short series of articles, with lots of info about how to prepare for distance lessons, either as a teacher or a student. While practically anything will "do", as we look to perhaps another year of this, it…


gearing up part 2 - the headphones and the mics

This and part 3 and 4 deal with extra things that make it all better for teachers and students. That is, they don't change the "performance" but they really change the experience. I want to offer what you can do…


gearing up part 3 - cameras and displays

The display -

If you are a teacher and you want to keep doing this distance teaching for days on end, you'll soon want to see what your students are doing without squinting at a tiny screen. It's probably…


gearing up - part 4 - other bits to make life more fun

stands, recorders, and cables and hubs! 

I'll start with cables - how to get all the bits you've assembled connected. If you have a laptop or a tablet, you'll likely need to have an extension hub to get everything…

IMA Harp School moves on-line

Good news for those who have been waiting - IMA will offer an on-line program this summer. Registrants will participate in a live on-line two-hour class each morning with their instructor and their harp, there will be one "special…


Historical Harp Society Virtual Conference

Historical Harp Society Virtual Conference 
Early Harp from the Past into the Present 
June 15-18. 2020 


Events will be in Zoom. Link will be posted at by June 12. 
Presentation descriptions will include videos to watch before…

A most wonderful video

Most students, youth or adults, learn the lovely welsh "jigs" which are actually clog dances from Wales.  I was alerted to this fantastic video via the Harplist. It is from the Welsh version of the National Film Board, and dates…

Harp for Sale

Just had this note from a subscriber:

I have a beautiful Lyon and Healy Prelude harp for sale.  I also have a concert music chair that is included. I am asking 

5000 firm for both.

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