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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 http://historicalharpsociety.org/ 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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