Playing together

For the last few months both my students and those of my colleague Nanja Bakker have been studying hard with the music of Flidias, a piece for a harp ensemble and a storyteller. It is an ancient Irish story set to music by Dutch harpist Inge Frimout-Hei. The piece is well put together: every character has Read More …

Start of the new school year.

Being a music teacher has its perks. Every week I get to meet lovely people in my lessons, it is a varied job and a nice challenge to teach everyone on his/her own level and because I teach lessons people choose to go to themselves I usually see happy faces. Small disadvantage is the amount Read More …

Playing (harp) outside

It’s summer again, which means that here in the Netherlands there is a good chance of nice weather. It means that many of my students tell me there is little time to study: the temptation of going outside wins over the temptation of making music. But what if those two things could be combined? Over Read More …