Your Top Ten!

I've been meaning to write about this for a while, but tonight it came up in a lesson (Hi Barb!) and a plan filled itself out before my very eyes. So here you go -

I've always thought those "top…

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Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And never brought to mind? 
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And auld lang syne. 

Chorus: 
For auld lang syne, my jo, 
For auld lang syne, 
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, 
For auld…

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harp and piano duet concerts

From Miya Otake: 

Kaori and I are preparing for 6 concerts this winter.  The Langley one is just us in duets and solos, including works by César Franck, Claude Debussy, Bernard Andrès, etc.  Other concerts are a fun collaboration with…

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Some wise word from Larry Goldfarb

Larry is a teacher - a fine one. His particular topic is movement, and what it takes, especially using the Feldenkrais method. But learning is learning, and this blog post from today really says it all well -

Especially today,

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The antedote for our time

We have a treasure that can lift the spirit and put a smile on your face - no, it's not a harp (at least this time). Forever, one of my musical heroes has been Bobbie McFerrin. And tonight, suddenly a…

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Temperature and Humidity in Wood

Joseph and I have been working this weekend on paper to illustrate the effects of humidity and temperature on your harp (or any wood) and what you should and should not worry about. Here it is for your edification, as

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The Dice Game

This year I presented the Dice Game as a special topic for IMA harp school participants. Some of you got a few glimpses of this in the studio classes last year, and you helped me evolve the whole things. I…

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Back to Tofino!

Workshops in Tofino are some of my favourite memories of being here on the island. And I'm happy to say, Covid willing, we're going back. Of course all this is predicated on the virus being at bay come November, or…

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