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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Best Masters programs for harp (pedagogy) #256023

    I am not sure if degrees are offered specifically for pedagogy.
    I received my MM from Indiana University and got a cognate (similar to a minor) in pedagogy. Ela Szymyt is one of the best teachers I have ever observed and she would be a wonderful person to learn pedagogy from. University of Illinois Urbana CHampagne and UNT are also great harp departments.

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: RCM Grade 6 and 8 Technique #244420

    I recommend contacting Carol McClure. She is an ABRSM teacher. https://carolmcclureharp.com/

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Heartland Pedal Harp – Starlight????? #225313

    No I would not say it is more difficult to play that a regular pedal harp. It just is an adjustment that it can feel like it moves around more easily in response to playing the strings.

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Heartland Pedal Harp – Starlight????? #225073

    I have played on one and it is an adjustment to how light it is. I would not say it is tippy, but it is different. Their lever harps do feel a bit tippy because they are so light. Like if you do a gliss downwards you kind of take the harp with you. But the pedal harp has enough weight that it doesn’t do it. The tension and feel of the strings is pretty similar.

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Anyone seen/heard a Mikel 38 yet? #220857

    Did you end up getting the Mikel harp David? I have a student who got a 38 Mikel harp for Christmas last year. It has had a lot of string breakage. Now it has a crack in the next. It is very frustrating and haven’t heard back from the shop.

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Music for Harp & Strings #216609

    What level are you looking for? I can email you some resources if you can get me your email address.

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Harp Trolley On A Budget? #211070

    I think this is the cheapest one available. I don’t have any experience with it:
    http://stores.atlantaharpcenter.com/folding-lever-harp-cart/

    People also really like this one which is probably the next cheapest:
    http://stores.atlantaharpcenter.com/harp-trolley/

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Carpet so thick, I'm afraid too leave the harp… #208726

    Portable harp platform for playing outside

    this mat looks like a nice solution

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: 5 Variants of Dives & Lazarus #197562

    I have a nicely rewritten part making this easier to read.  Someone on this site shared it with me and it helped a lot.  You can email me at kansasharpist@gmail.com and I will send it.

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Showy Christmas solos #197540

    O Holy Night is always popular.  I use the McDonald/Wood arrangement.  It Came Upon a Midnight Clear is also nice from those books (I like it because one verse is about “harps of gold”).  I also love their arrangement of Greensleeves.  I bought this set of carols last year on harpcolumnmusic and it has a nice greensleeves as well as other great carol arrangments:  http://harpcolumnmusic.com/all-music/artists/anne-sullivan/english-and-german-carols-set/

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: How to Charge for Ceremony of Carols #197328

    I would say you should get at least $100 per service. But I usually just go with whatever I’m offered. Some churches don’t have a big budget for musicians.

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Harp Family Tree #195728

    This articles was great explaining different branches of the harp family tree:

    https://harpcolumn.com/one-big-happy-family/

    And this one traces several harpists trees:

    https://harpcolumn.com/six-degrees/

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Frustrated with how long I take to learn a song #194239

    As you get more advanced and your pieces get more advanced, it takes longer to learn a piece. I think to truly master a piece and be comfortable performing it takes much longer than 3 weeks. It sounds like you have good practice habits. I wouldn’t worry about how long it takes or compare yourself to other people. Just keep practicing and it will come eventually. If there is something that seems truly impossible in the piece, you can always put it down and try it again in a few weeks or months and it will probably seem easy.

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: Short-notice event #194190

    I think you could turn that into a Strange but True Story for the Harp Column! I think it was pretty entertaining!

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    erin-wood on · in reply to: In Search Of Inspiration #193989

    I am a big fan of Cormac Debarra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe6byGXw9XU

    I recently purchased Marie ni CHathasaigh’s Irish Harper books and I really like them. Lots of great tunes and stylistic arrangements.

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