Playing by ear

In two weeks I will be teaching a course on ‘playing by ear’ at the Harfentreffen in Germany. I’m really looking forward to it, so I here’s a blog to get you all excited about playing by ear too. Many people consider playing by ear to be difficult and something that is only reserved for Read More …

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 …