The Tomato Practice Plan Jan 24, 2024

By Anne Sullivan 

Here’s a crazy idea: you could make your practice time better with a tomato, I don’t mean an actual tomato, but I mean a super-charged time management technique...

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Practicing What’s Really Important Jan 17, 2024

By Anne Sullivan 

The harp world is full of richness: so many videos to watch, so much fun music to play, so many things to learn, so much on your practice list. Balancing all the musical...

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3 Practice Mistakes That Kill Your Progress Jan 10, 2024

Not all practice is created equal. Said differently, practice can contribute to your progress, or it can just be putting in the time.

Our daily practice is our path to progress. It's how we develop...

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Three Pieces to Launch You Into the New Year Jan 03, 2024

By Anne Sullivan

Happy 2024, harpists! It’s a new year and you have lots of new music ahead of you. If you are looking for some new music ideas to add some rocket fuel to your harp playing, I...

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How to Invest Wisely in Your Harp Playing Dec 27, 2023

By Anne Sullivan 

Perhaps you were lucky enough to have Santa (or Grandma) give you some cash or a gift card as a holiday gift this year. What could be better than to put that gift to good use...

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The Viral Sensation of 1818 - a Not So Silent Night Dec 20, 2023

By Anne Sullivan 

In 2023, music that “goes viral” is almost normal. With social media, all it takes is the right video at the right time and the entire world sees it, dances to it...

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The Secret of Professional Musicians Dec 13, 2023

By Anne Sullivan

Professional musicians exude a confidence that is the envy of many aspiring music students. They seem unflustered and calm, not burdened with nerves or uncertainty. How did they...

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5 Ways to Give the Gift of Music Dec 06, 2023

By Anne Sullivan

It can be hard to find the perfect gift, especially a gift for the special adults in your life. But you have a big advantage over most people. Why? Because you play the harp.

If...

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The 5 Steps to GREAT Practice Nov 29, 2023

By Anne Sullivan

All practice is not created equal. And GREAT practice leads to terrific performances.

I remember when I was a young harpist,  my mother would set the kitchen timer to make...

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Don’t Be a Grumpy Musician! The 7 Steps to Staying Happy Nov 22, 2023

By Anne Sullivan

As the weeks rush toward the busy holiday season, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. So many performances, so much music to learn, so little time to just chill....

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How to Play Music You Hate Nov 15, 2023

By Anne Sullivan 

I don’t like starting a blog post with such a negative title, but I might as well admit it; sometimes we have to play music we just don’t like. You can probably...

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Five Fun Harp Things to Do This Weekend Nov 08, 2023

By Anne Sullivan 

Harp playing shouldn’t be all about the practice. Sometimes harp playing should just be fun. Here are 5 fun harp things to do this weekend. C

hoose your favorite and...

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