Practicing Harp Happiness:
Practice and Performing Collection

Stop going around in circles and learn to play the music you love with confidence.

Episode #019: Goal Setting For Harpists 4: Knowing When You Get There

If you ask a professional harpist how she plans her practice, she probably won’t be able to tell you. But ask her what she does every day and she’ll tell you her favorite routine, what she does first and what is the most important part of her practice. Pros learn how to practice efficiently and how to get consistent results from their practice. If you’ve ever wondered if you’re missing something in your practice, this episode is for you.

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Episode #018: Goal Setting For Harpists 3: Create and Protect Your Plan

Case Study: A 90 Day Goal In Action: On this show, I present a case study of a student whose 90 Day Goal was to improve her skill in playing hands together. You’ll see the plan come together as I walk you through each step of the goal setting process from idea to action. You’ll also learn how to adapt this plan for a different skill or change it for your personal learning style, along with critical safeguards to put in place to ensure your success.

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Episode #015: Do You Fall into the Practice Gap? 3 Steps to Finishing Your Music Faster

Have you spent weeks or months practicing your piece and it still isn’t ready to play? You have fallen into the Practice Gap!
The Practice Gap is the divide between making your music better and making it music. If you’re taking longer than four weeks to finish a piece, you’re in serious danger of being stuck on the wrong side. Revamp your practice system so you never have to worry about getting tired of your piece before you can actually play it.

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Episode #012: Three Steps to More Confidence (and Better Harp Playing)

Confidence isn’t something you're born with; it’s something you build. It’s gradually formed from experience. It’s bolstered with successes and sharpened with failures. If lack of confidence is holding you back, you have the whole thing backwards.

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Episode #008: Harp Playing Hiccups: How to Make Your Music Flow

I used to worry about getting the hiccups while playing a concert. Fortunately, those hiccups never happened. But I have had plenty of musical hiccups and maybe you have too. It’s time to make our music flow.

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Episode #005: How to Know if Your Music is Done

Do you have nothing to play except a drawerful of half-baked pieces?
You’ve practiced hard to learn your piece. Now what do you do with it, especially if you aren’t planning to perform it? Keep practicing, and if so, for how long? Put it away?

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Episode #002: How to Have a Perfect Harp Lesson

Every harpist wants to play well for her teacher. Somehow, though, we always find ourselves explaining that we played so much better at home.

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Episode #001: Find Your Practice Style: Style No. 3 "The Beagle"

We harpists all have our own practice style. You might not have thought about it until you discovered some of your harp friends have very different ways of practicing. Maybe this made you wonder if you’re practicing the right way or doing it all wrong.

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Episode #015: Do You Fall into the Practice Gap? 3 Steps to Finishing Your Music Faster

Have you spent weeks or months practicing your piece and it still isn’t ready to play? You have fallen into the Practice Gap!
The Practice Gap is the divide between making your music better and making it music. If you’re taking longer than four weeks to finish a piece, you’re in serious danger of being stuck on the wrong side. Revamp your practice system so you never have to worry about getting tired of your piece before you can actually play it.

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