Recognizing online gig scams.
How to generate more income during COVID.
Dealing with osteoarthritis at the harp.
Experts Peter Wiley, Jakez Fraçois, and Ray Mooers discuss how to safely disinfect your harp.
Experts Tom Bell, Carl Swanson, and Joseph Urban discuss whether it’s wise to oil your harp’s disc mechanism.
Question: How do you get a warmer, supported sound when you play softly? I think the philosophy of soft harp…
Experts explain the appoggiatura.
What to look for when buying a used harp.
Teaching students about the magic of the metronome. Experts Anne Sullivan, Erica Driscoll, and Alexander Boldachev weigh in.
Experts Anne Roos, Janelle Lake, and Felice Pomeranz discuss when and how to raise your rates.
What questions should you ask when applying to music school? Experts Kirsten Agresta Copley, Elizabeth Richter, and Elzbieta Szmyt weigh in.
What do you do if a pedal rod breaks at a gig?
Why is it important to change worn out strings before a regulation?
What size harp is best for you? Experts Meko, Deborah Nyack, and Kayo Ishimaru weigh in.
The relevance of the musician’s good, old-fashioned website in the age of social media.
Exploring the possibilities of looper pedals and solo gigs.
Find out the differences in stringing the middle and upper octaves with gut versus nylon.
How do you create performance experiences for your students? Experts Lynne Aspnes, Allegra Lilly, and Michelle Gott weigh in.
How to know if you’ve outgrown your teacher.
Not getting lost in long tacet sections is one of the hardest parts of being an orchestral harpist. Find out how the experts manage to keep their place.
How to handle regulations on rental harps.
How to stay engaged during background music gigs?
How to develop and maintain a successful chamber ensemble.
How to build and maintain a varied repertoire.
Cold-hand remedies from our panel
When performance anxiety strikes, find out how to stay cool as a cucumber.
Tips to improve your sight-reading skills.
Q: Is it worth the money to attend conferences and workshops?
Do your students lose their motivation to practice? Experts Stephanie Curcio, Julietta Rabens, and Megan Stout share their advice on keeping the drive alive.
Find out how to improve your one-handed trills.
What to do when your harp student keeps receiving violin parts in orchestra.
Cures for slipping tuning pins.
Find out what social marketing strategies have worked best for our experts.
Question: What do you do when a student comes to a lesson unprepared? Every teacher of every instrument has encountered this…
Question: Should I charge less when I play lever harp for a gig instead of pedal harp? No way! As harpists, we…
Question: How do you set boundaries for returning phone calls, emails, and texts from clients and students? Excellent communication is…
Question: What are some effective ways to find new students? Recruiting new students involves both promoting yourself as a teacher and…
Question: How formal should I be in addressing my teacher? Is there a point where I should call her by her first name?
Question: What do you do when you wake up too ill to play the day of a gig? Bottom line:…
Should I put all my levers down (or all pedals in the flat position) when the harp is not in…
Q: What is the correct amount of slack to leave when changing nylon, gut, or bass wire strings? On bass wire strings, the…
Q: How do you handle an inebriated guest when playing at a gig? Playing as many events as I do, I…
Q: How can I get better at counting? My sense of rhythm is terrible! Buy a good rhythm book, such as The…
Q: A former student asked me to play for her wedding. Should I charge? If so, should it be my…
Question: What do you do when someone asks if you have a student who can play a gig for a…
Question: How do you turn down people who ask you to play for free for a non-profit, charitable event? I…
Question: I was referred to sub for another harpist’s annual church gig when she had an emergency. Is it appropriate…