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 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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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 by June 12. 
Presentation descriptions will include videos to watch before…

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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…

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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.

My e

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harp on a nice video

This one counts because it was harp played by a student - Eleanor - congrats on stepping out with your harp! It's part of a nice band with lots of instruments and

She says:

Some of you were

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Feldenkrais for musicians -online


Tuning In 

A Workshop for Musicians Using the Feldenkrais Method™ 


“Improvement of talented people comes through their awareness of 

themselves in…

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Suzuki Harp Bk 2 recordings

Thanks to Aimee, who alerted me to this, I've located the soundfiles available for all the Suzuki harp books.   The two sites below have samples you can hear, and in the first one, the samples are long, so they contain…

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Lisa Burell - for violinists and harpers, too

This is the second in a series of lessons that explore some of the common elements in left hand tension, discomfort, and difficulty. This lesson brings awareness directly to functional properties of the hand itself. 

I have…

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Transformation Movement Lessons

One of the participants in our recent - and cancelled - Feldenkrais course was Maureen Briglio, who has let me know that she is doing Zoom movement lessons Fridays at 9:30 am. She has been teaching these lessons at the…

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An interesting article about Wurlitzer harps

In 1911, Wurlitzer became the top supplier of automatic harps to brothels in the Barbary Coast, San Francisco's red-light district. 

But first, what is an automatic harp? Why would anyone, let alone a brothel, want one? 

In the…

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Getting ready for Zoom distance lessons

Notes for the Gearing up for Zoom on line 


Before your first class: 

download zoom onto your phone, or computer or tablet or laptop. It should be on the device you will use for lessons, something…

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