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Newsletters and Lessons and Events, Oh My!

Something I’ve noticed since our relocation to Georgia is that they must love their newsletters here!  Every month, we receive newsletters (which are basically full magazines) for the neighborhood we live in, the city of Canton, the city of Holly Springs (where our house is technically located), and another Canton one that’s specifically family-oriented.  The neighborhood we live in is large and I’ve been told is made up of 1288 houses and growing.  I have a text-only ad that will be running in the newsletter’s classifieds section each month and for the month of August, I will have a 1/2 page full color ad advertising harp lessons and my availability for gigs and events.  I’m looking forward to seeing how the ad turned out when the newsletter is delivered in the next couple of days!

If you found my website from one of my ads…Welcome!  Please use the menu at the top of your screen to explore my site and learn a bit more about me.  If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to Contact Me and I’ll get back to you the first chance that I get!

Lessons

If you, a family member, or someone you know is interested in Harp Lessons, I’d love to speak with you about it!  I have a few open lesson slots in my schedule and I am currently interviewing new students who are interested in studying the harp.  You may have a lot of questions about harp lessons, such as what is involved in playing the harp or how to get your own harp for practicing, and I’m more than happy to discuss all of these things with you!  It’s very important to me to be forthcoming and honest with all information, as I want students (and parents of younger students) to understand and be as knowledgeable as possible in making the decision to study the harp.  I have taught students from 5 to 85, from those who are comfortable with music to those who have never seen a piece of music in their life.  All are welcome!

Harpist for Events

I am also available as a solo performer for gigs and events of all kinds, public and private.  You can read more about my background and experiences in my Biography section.  I have almost 20 years of experience playing for all types of events, from weddings and funerals, company banquets and luncheons, fashion shows and arts fairs, to everything in between.  My Repertoire includes classical, jazz, pop, religious, holiday, Celtic, and all types and genres of music.  If you are unsure of what type of music you would like, I’d be happy to discuss it with you, offering suggestions and ideas based on my knowledge and years of experience.  As with all things, please feel free to Contact Me with any questions you might have about anything!

Updated Video Page

My Video page now includes 9 videos of myself performing a variety of styles and genres of music over the years, from popular and holiday, to classical and Celtic.  I hope to soon begin recording more videos to add to and update my video collection, so stay tuned!

Anything Else?

We’ve been in Georgia a little over 3 months now and it’s finally starting to feel like we’re really settling in.  It seems as though it’s been one thing after another since our move, between constant visitors, my husband’s business trips, and my being sick for almost a full month.  It’s starting to feel like home now though and I’ve even finally been able to make a few trips on the crazy winding roads around here without using my GPS!

My piano is finally in the process of being repaired and hopefully will be returning to me quickly.  I’m lucky to borrow my sisters full-size Yamaha electric piano in the meantime, so I was able to being teaching piano lessons with no delay after our move.  I’ll definitely be happy to have my real piano back home though!

Harp lessons also started immediately after the move and all of my students are doing so well the last few months, it’s really been a lot of fun.  One of my younger students in Tennessee even got to spend all of last week at The Summer Harp Academy, a week-long intensive harp “camp” led by one of my former teachers, Elzbieta Szmyt.  I’m absolutely thrilled at how much my student learned and that she had such a great time there that she’s already looking forward to going back next year.  I admit to being a bit jealous that she got to spend time with Ela though, because I miss my former teachers!

As always, stay tuned for new projects and exciting things to come!  Now that things are settling down since our sudden relocation, I’m finally able to crack down on a lot of the things I’ve been wanting to work on!