Make it Happen


Skaila Kanga is professor emerita of harp at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has enjoyed a prolific studio career, including her most recent film projects in 2020: No Time to Die, Wonder Woman 1984, The King’s Man, Black Widow, The Little Mermaid, The Prom, News of the World, For Olivia, Broken Keys, Jingle Jangle, The Witches, Hotel Transylvania—Monster Pets, The Croods—A New Age, The Underground Railroad and a limited run of Sleepless, the musical at London’s Troubadour Theatre. You can read our cover interview with Kanga in the May/June 2009 issue of Harp Column.

Where there is a will, we will find a way

—by Skaila Kanga

As we sit at the dawn of a new year, I sit back for a moment to reflect on what the last year has brought to us all. 

Time feels as though it is moving a little bit slower. I have a chance to breathe and look back on five decades of crazy work schedules slotted around the logistics of looking after a large family, husband, kids, grandkids, household, you name it, while striving to improve my musical skills, trying to be the perfect professional at work, creating new compositions, and managing a huge teaching responsibility to generations of young aspiring performers. 

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