Rachel Peacock Thesis

Here's a good read, for students of all ages and stages. Rachel Peacock was a student at IMA fro many summers while a teen, and has gone on to do graduate studies at York University with Sharlene Wallace. She submitted…

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Rachel Peacock Thesis

Here's a good read, for students of all ages and stages. Rachel Peacock was a student at IMA fro many summers while a teen, and has gone on to do graduate studies at York University with Sharlene Wallace. She submitted…

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Cowichan Valley Youth Choir

Parents - I've spoken to several of you over the past while about the amazing opportunities for children and youth to develop their musicianship by singing in the family of choirs known as the Cowichan Valley Youth Choirs. Kids…

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Concert this Sunday

Four local - and fabulous - pianists gathering to play solo and together - including one piece for 8 hands at one piano! Don't miss it!

Harping for peace!

The Lanterns for Peace event, hosted by the Nanaimo chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, was held Tuesday night at Maffeo Sutton Park. Our own Eleanor Sinclair played harp for the event, and her "soundtrack" was…

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An inspiring interview

Adam Cole is a musician and teacher of both music and feldenkrais lessons. He was interviewed for a "thrive global" series about mental health earlier this month. He said, in part of the interview:

"Musicians, whether they have a

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Tuning

Trying to gather up all the tuning videos in one place. Most of these are most applicable to new harpists, or those with new harps, but the troubleshooting one may be of interest - well, I hope in all of…

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summer christmas practicing

Yes, crazy as it is, I'm prepping for the fall. As I may have told you, I resolved to make this a Christmas year, and do a big concert on Dec. 22 with all the adult harpers and some…

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Phyllis Robinson

There is a nice article I just read from a small paper in San Diego near where Phyllis Robinson lives.  She and her husband were hugely important in getting the California harp scene happening in the 70's and she still…

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poem in your pocket day

since I didn't see you on the day, here is my poem for this year:

Jazz (A Variation) 

by Lorie Miseck 

A minor key swings open the blue door 
of the heart.  Brassed and unhinged 
sound unwinds.

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Feldenkrais lessons for Musicians

What a great week  - here we are thinking about the skeleton and how it relates to support through the feet for playing or singing. More lessons coming in July - stayed tuned, watch you newsletter for more info. If…

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wonderful video - and not even about music!

This has knocked me off my feet. A video from Paris compiled from footage shot from 1896 - 1900 by the Lumiere brothers who were by and large the inventors of the moving picture (and their last names WERE Lumiere!)…

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