Transformation Movement Lessons

One of the participants in our recent - and cancelled - Feldenkrais course was Maureen Briglio, who has let me know that she is doing Zoom movement lessons Fridays at 9:30 am. She has been teaching these lessons at the…

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An interesting article about Wurlitzer harps

In 1911, Wurlitzer became the top supplier of automatic harps to brothels in the Barbary Coast, San Francisco's red-light district. 

But first, what is an automatic harp? Why would anyone, let alone a brothel, want one? 

In the…

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Getting ready for Zoom distance lessons

Notes for the Gearing up for Zoom on line 

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Before your first class: 

download zoom onto your phone, or computer or tablet or laptop. It should be on the device you will use for lessons, something…

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SOLD Nice older Aoyama harp for sale

A friend is selling her circa 1980 Aoyama 34 string harp. It's in good condition for its age and would be a good student instrument for an adult student.  It has full levers but they are older and not suitable…

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Wellspring 36 for sale

 This is a really nice maple harp with Truitt levers and a softcase for sale for $3000  In North Saanich/ Sydney area. Use the contact button or email me to her her info.

 

Metronomes for the Rhythmic spring

We've been talking rhythm in our classes this month, and I've been on about the value of a metronome. I (and are you surprised?) perhaps don't use them in the most usual ways, but I find them very helpful.

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harp for sale

A student has sent this for posting: 

I have decided to sell my Salvi Ana harp.  

Attached is a photo of my harp made of mahogany wood.(38 strings).  I have listed extra items including a regulated bench, a…

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Wonderful recording of Bridget Kibby

The amazing American Harpist, Brdget Kibby is coming to Vancouver to perform with the Dover String Quartet. This is ages away still - March 2021 - but the West Coast Harp Society hopes to have masterclass and recital with her…

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Paying attention

Odd idea isn't it? - paying attention. Why do have "pay" attention - and for that payment, what do we get in return. And what do we pay with? 

These are all ideas I want to explore in our…

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Larry Goldfarb on "Taking it with you"

Larry Goldfarb is a well known Feldenkrais teacher how posted the following blog this week. He is talking about Feldenkrais lessons, but his points apply equally well to harp lessons and how we learn to play music, especially in our

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Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

Thank you everyone who played, and all who came to listen, thanks to the composers and arrangers, thanks to St. Peter's for the wonderful space, thank you to the people who support and encourage the players, and thanks for Christmas…

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Harps for Christmas

It's the adults' turn to share their season's work at our Christmas recital concert. Everyone is welcome to join us for beautiful music and some tea and goodies to follow at St. Peter's Anglican Church Hall, Duncan, at 3 pm,

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Wonderful Winter Harp weekend!

Wasn’t that a nice weekend? I confess to not being tired of bragging about my student Hayley and the wonderful playing she did with Lani as the two harpists holding down centre stage! Saw the show yesterday in Nanaimo…

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Wellspring 36 for sale

A beautiful, lightly used Wellspring 36 in Mahogany with levers on F and Bb is for sale in Nanaimo.  You can expect another $900 or so to finish the levers if you want a full set, but you'll still save…

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