I was busking with the harp in a busy pedestrian shopping street in Gloucester today. This street is not the most upmarket, and there’s a huge social mix there, including many who are obviously struggling. But quite near the start, a woman in her sixties was standing next to me and slightly behind, so I […]
It’s great to look back on a very busy year with a large number of projects covering several fields – performance, teaching, designing and media production. It felt pretty chaotic at times, but looking at it from more of a distance, there is a common thread of collaborative creativity. Some were harder work than others, […]
Thought I’d write an update on how the music is doing in the Neonatal unit at Gloucester Hospital in the UK, in case any of it might be applicable / useful to anyone else doing this anywhere else. We started this project with an idea to play harp music to babies, and once we got […]
How we use a particular sense without questioning whether it’s the most appropriate. With my youngest student last week, she was having real difficulty sight-reading (on the piano at this point, but applies to both piano and harp), and I came to the conclusion it was mainly lack of confidence. I know this because when […]
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