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Hangin' with the Harp

Hangin' with the Harp - Every Third Tuesday, 4PM EST

Next Hangin' with the Harp - 7/16/24

Via Zoom and Facebook



AHC would like to invite you to a harp “hang” every third Tuesday at 4PM EST. Each month you can join some of our favorite harpists for a half hour presentation followed by a 10 minute Q&A covering a variety of topics to keep you inspired and excited with the harp during these challenging times. Each live stream will also be proceeded by a brief live chat with AHC owner Mary Jane D'Arville and harpist Robbin Gordon-Cartier! Can’t make it? No problem! You can catch the replay on our Youtube channel and Facebook page.



Next Hangin' with the Harp - 7/16/24

Contemplative Concerts: The Music of Silence

with Merynda Adams

live on Zoom or Facebook

Incorporating silence into your harp performances can create a unique ambiance. Silence has the ability to make music a more profound experience for both the performer and listener. Merynda has done just that through programs that combine harp selections interspersed with moments of silence for personal reflection, contemplation, prayer or meditation. We hope you’ll join us as we explore the true meaning of the sound of silence!



PDFs for this livestream are available here:

Harp Selections, Harp Music for ContemplationMusic Reflections on the Beauty of Earth




Known for her exquisite use of color and musicality in her playing, Merynda Adams is a seasoned solo and chamber musician who has played throughout the United States, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands and as soloist in events honoring Andrea Bocelli, Colin Powell, and the late Beverly Sills. Her musicality was praised by The Star-Ledger as “having color and great facility”. She has performed Off Broadway in “The Fantasticks,” with the Celtic Woman tour, and frequently collaborates with violinist Christopher Collins Lee. In addition, she has accompanied renowned soprano Aprile Millo her New York, Delaware, Toronto, and London recitals.  Of their concert at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, a New York Times review stated: “Those four Irish tunes, delicately accompanied...by harpist Merynda Adams, were the highlight of the night.” Founder of Chamber Music for Charity, Merynda is thrilled to be able to combine her love of chamber music with the desire to help others acquire basic needs of food and housing. She also performs at Morristown Medical Center with a duo from the New Jersey Festival Orchestra as part of the program “Listening is Healing” and weekly at Chilton Medical Center.

Past Hangin' with the Harps

6/18/24: A Cure for the Summertime Blues? Find it Here with Kristina Finch

A PDF for this livestream is available HERE!



5/21/24: Introduction to Latin American Rhythms: The Rhythm is Gonna Get You! with Alfredo Rolando Ortiz



4/16/24: What's Hot and What's Not: Wedding Edition with Kimberly Snaufer DeRosa & Kristy Chmura


3/19/24 Come Hang with Hip Harpist Deborah Henson-Conant!


2/19/24 Meet the Masters with Valérie Milot & Juan Riveros
1/16/24 Meet the Masters with Kim Robertson and Amanda Whiting
12/19/23  Hangin' for the Holidays 2023
A program for this event can be found HERE.
11/21/23 A Living Legend with Ray Pool



10/17/23 Let the Ghoul Times Roll! with Delaine Leonard


9/19/23 Step it up September Sightreading Session with Anna Dunwoodie


PDFs for this presentation are available here: Sightreading with Anna Dunwoodie, Speedy Notes



8/15/23  What’s Hot? What’s Not? with Stephanie Bennett

A PDF for this presentation is available HERE.



7/18/23  Join MJ & RG-C for an HH AMA!



6/20/23  Here Comes the Fun (doo doo doo doo) with Kristina Finch

A PDF Outline for this presentation is available here.


5/16/23  Levering the Playing Field: The Lever Harp in a League of Its Own with Amelia Romano



PDFs for the livestream are available below:




4/18/23  Thinking Outside the Box: Bach for the Harp! with Laura Sherman


3/21/23 Rubber Duckie, You’re the One! with Noa Kageyama

A PDF for this presentation is available here.


2/21/23 Plays Well With Others with Virginia Harp Center Festival featured artist Rhett Barnwell




1/17/23 - Virginia Harp Center Festival featured artist Dr. Noël Wan!



12/19/22 - Hangin' for the Holidays 2023


11/15/22 - At First Sight: The Whys and Hows of Sight Reading with Phala Tracy

A PDF for this presentation is available here.



10/18/22 - Enchanting Effects: How to weave magic into your music with Kela Walton

A PDF for this presentation is available HERE.




9/20/22: No pain, no gain, NO WAY! with Christine A. Moran, hand therapist

A PDF for this presentation is available HERE.


8/19/22: Tune In & Chill Out with Carrie Tollett


7/19/22: Christmas in July...with friends!




5/17/22: The Art of the Arpeggio: How to Fix your Broken Chords with Lynne Aspnes

A PDF for this presentation is available HERE.


4/19/22: Spring cleaning: Keep your harp in tip-top shape!

A PDF for this presentation can be found HERE.

And click HERE for the follow up Q&A!


3/15/22: Hangin' with Harp Column!

A PDF for this presentation is available HERE.


2/15/22: A Touch of Jazz with Cindy Horstman

A PDF for this presentation is available HERE.


1/18/22: The Art of the Finish with Grace Browning

A PDF of this presentation can be found HERE.


12/21/21: Hangin' for the Holidays

A program for this event can be found HERE.

For an added festive treat, check out these seasonal recipes recommended by our guests and hosts!



11/16/21: Breaking the Speed Barrier: The metronome says go, but your fingers say no! with Anne Sullivan

A PDF for this session is available here


10/19/21: The Holidays are Coming! Are you ready? with Mallory McHenry

A PDF for this session is available here and here..


9/21/21: Follow Your Heart Strings: Make Each Move Count! with Angelica Hairston

A PDF for this session can be found HERE.


8/16/21: Take a Break! featuring Rhett Barnwell, Candace Lark, and Amanda Whiting


7/20/21: Buzz off! Replacing with Care and Clarity with Josh Layne

A PDF for this session is available here.


6/15/21: Go with the Flow with Sunita Staneslow

A PDF for this session is available HERE.


5/18/21: An Afternoon with Bernard with Megan Metheney

Bernard Andres PDF


4/20/21: It Takes Three! with Felice Pomeranz

It Takes Three! PDF


3/20/21: Spontaneity for the Soul with Amanda Whiting



2/16/21: "And All That Jazz" - Frank Voltz

And All That Jazz PDF


1/19/21: "Keep Happiness in Your Harping" - Candace Lark

4 Steps to Happy Harping Worksheet


12/15/20: Hangin' for the Holidays Concert

Click here for the program!

And for a tasty treat, check out these recipes recommended by our hosts and guest artists!


11/17/20: "Sending your Virtual Self: Harp for the Holidays" - with Jan Jennings
PDF of music titles
10/20/20: "Is Bach Better on Harp" - with Parker Ramsay
9/15/20: "Fall-ing in Love with Practicing Again!" - with Ela Szmyt
Click HERE for this session's PDF!
8/11/20: Working Smarter, Not Harder - with Robbin Gordon-Cartier
8/4/20: Orchestra 101 - with Maryanne Meyer
7/28/20: For the Record - with Rachel Lee Adams
7/21/20: Beyond the notes...paint a musical picture - with Merynda Adams
7/14/20: Connection and Resilience during Covid - with Elizabeth Steiner
6/30/20: Finding Your Voice - with Brandee Younger
6/23/20: Why Theory? - with Colleen Potter Thorburn
6/16/20: A Harpist's Guide to the Orchestra! - with Maryanne Meyer

6/9/20: Arangging 101 - with Rhett Barnwell


5/26/20: Harp Emojis-Interpreting the Hieroglyphics - with Lynne Aspnes 

Repertoire Study,Salzedo condensedAndres StudySalzedo StudiesGrandjany NotationAndres NotationsGustavson NotationsFrancisque - Grandjany Pavane


5/19/20: How Much is Too Much? The Conveyor Belt Solution - with Anne Sullivan

The Conveyor Belt Solution PDF


5/12/20: Technique Tune-up for the Lazy Harpist - with Kim Robertson

Technique Tune-Up PDF


5/5/20: Relaxation in Action! - with Rhett Barnwell

Awakening the Fingers PDF


4/28/20: When Life Gives You Lemons.....Make Music! - with Robbin Gordon-Cartier

When Life Gives You Lemons PDF






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