In part 1 of this series (which you can read here) I likened technique to a plate of vegetables- it’s colourful, has lots of different textures, you can do lots with it, and it is terribly good for you. But not everyone likes to eat their veggies, and sometimes even the best cooked Brussel sprout just needs a little something extra to help it go down. So here’s 3 tips for making technique fun (or at least palatable!) Continue reading Making technique fun
Whether you’re teaching a new student, an old student, or just need some motivation to get those technique tutorials into gear, it never hurts to stop and think just what this technique thing is doing for us. Continue reading Why you should practice technique
I’m a harp nerd. I love technique. I love exercises where I can flex my technical muscle. And I love teaching technique.
Yet sometimes the response from students is less than enthusiastic. Find out why. Continue reading 3 myths about technique
Around the world, you can almost hear the collective sighs of exhausted relief as teachers stumble towards holidays. In the northern hemisphere, it’s the long summer break, while in the south we shiver towards the winter recess. But it matters not if the weather out there is frightful or delightful, there is no time like the present to take stock of your time and teaching. Continue reading 3 Questions to help you be a better harp teacher