Recently, I posted to Cyberpluckers (the autoharp list serve) about June Fessenden coming here for B&B lessons at the end of May, 2015. One of the listers wrote me privately to ask what in the world B&B lessons are. While you can
My webcam student, Al, is very much the beginning autoharpist, although I am impressed by the way his harmonic perception is growing.
I usually start new players off with singing songs and strumming chords. (If you are just starting out, this is an
My dulcimer student Angie came for her weekly lesson a couple nights ago. Because her day job required her to work over the previous weekend, plus the weekdays on either side of it as well, she didn’t have time to set up
On Good Friday morning, I’d re-thought how to play a few measures in “Were You There?” (Where was that idea three weeks ago when I could have burned it into my brain more securely?) Smoothing a phrase also meant depressing a radically different
My roommate from Westminster Choir College took up playing the hammered dulcimer in 2011! Amelia (not her real name) immediately enrolled in once-a-month lessons given by her local dulcimer club. Mysteriously, the more she played, the more she encountered aches and pains creeping in. Why?
My second-ever time teaching Team Chording to budding autoharpists took place in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, February 27, 2015.
Every now and then we autoharpists need to stop playing and think about the music we make so that it sounds really succinct. Team Chording does this