Our March-April 2015 issue is out, featuring our interview with World Harp Congress Artist Director Isabelle Perrin! With a globe-spanning career of performing, teaching, and leadership, we know you are going to love reading her insights about all things harp related. (Many thanks the Atlantic Harp Duo for conducting our interview!). “…when we are musicians deep inside, whatever instrument we play, we are musicians with our instruments and we are also musicians without, whatever happens,” says Perrin addressing a hand injury that has kept her recently from performing. Find out how she has coped and what’s on the horizon for Isabelle in The Ambassador.
Also in this issue, Lynne Abbey-Lee takes a look at how to use pop music as a teaching tool in Make Your Teaching Pop. Love it or hate it, pop music is here to stay. Abbey-Lee and fellow teachers share their tricks for incorporating pop music into lesson plans.
Is your website all it can be and more? “Your website should be a digital reflection of who you are as a musician,” says our own Harp Column editor Alison Reese, who takes a look at 11 Website Essentials in this month’s feature article on how to make your site stand out from the crowd.
Plus: Lorretta O’Driscoll tells why she is now Teaching in the Moment in this month’s Sounding Board; Deborah Henson-Conant is back with the second installment of her year-long Harpist Reinvented column; experts weigh in with Advice on how to find new students; Music Review of new arrangements for flute and harp; CD reviews of Elva and Soirees d’ete; and our ever-popular Strange But True Harp Stories!
Finally, this issue was bittersweet as we paid tribute to harp dignitaries we recently lost. Read our memorials to Genevieve Claire Winkenbach (by Adrienne Gardner); Kathy Bundock Moore (by Gretchen Van Hoesen); Catherine Gotthoffer (by Gayle Levant); Joan Harrison Ceo (by Susan Knapp Thomas); and Clive Morley (by Ann Griffiths and Helen Davies); and Bea Schroeder Rose.
Read this issue online now, or look for it in your mailbox soon.