As you trace your line back through the generations, you will likely be able to connect yourself to one or more branches of the historical trees. Once you know your history you can play “six degrees of separation” with famous harpists, like the five young professional harpists below.
(Click to enlarge the trees; right click to download and save. See One Big Happy Family, for pictures of the historical trees.)
Annabelle Taubl’s Tree
I am so grateful to have such masters in my ‘lineage and feel very fortunate to have been influenced by such different styles of playing. I know that my playing and teaching are informed by my background. Some of the most rewarding moments for me have been when I see a direct influence in my playing from a teacher. Needless to say, these moments are a great reminder of why I love to play.