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Hangin' with the Harp

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

Next Hangin' with the Harp - 9/15

"Fall-ing in Love with Practicing Again!" - with Ela Szmyt

Via Zoom and Facebook


*Beginning in September, the format will change to include a pre-session conversation about-well, whatever you want it to be!  We are excited to have harpist and teacher extraordinaire, Robbin Gordon-Cartier, join Katie Cook and Mary Jane D’Arville, in a 10 minute open mic discussion prior to the 4:00PM presentation.  We see many new and familiar faces each week and look forward to having an opportunity to get to know you better. 


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 ACH 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 - 9/15

"Fall-ing in Love with Practicing Again!" - with Ela Szmyt


We are so excited to begin our Hangin' with the Harp fall series with presenter Elzbieta Szmyt, professor of  harp at Indiana University Jacob School of Music.  For many of us, September is a time to reboot and recharge.  Join Ela as she shares tips for how to fine tune and get the most out of your practice sessions.


Click HERE for this session's PDF!

And be sure to tune in 10 minutes early for a pre-session open discussion with Robbin, Katie & MJ!





After earning her Artist Diploma in 1991 with Susann McDonald at Indiana University, Elzbieta Szmyt was immediately appointed to the faculty of the school's renowned Jacobs School of Music.  Ela has won the hearts of students throughout the world with the charm and humor she brings to her teaching.  She is a dynamic performer and  has been a featured soloist with the orchestras in both Europe and the United States.



Past Hangin' with the Harps

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

When Life Gives You Lemons PDF

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

Awakening the Fingers PDF

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

Technique Tune-Up PDF

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

The Conveyor Belt Solution PDF

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

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

6/9: Arangging 101 - with Rhett Barnwell

6/16: A Harpist's Guide to the Orchestra! - with Maryanne Meyer
6/23: Why Theory? - with Colleen Potter Thorburn
6/30: Finding Your Voice - with Brandee Younger
7/14: Connection and Resilience during Covid - with Elizabeth Steiner
7/21: Beyond the notes...paint a musical picture - with Merynda Adams
7/28: For the Record - with Rachel Lee Adams
8/4: Orchestra 101 - with Maryanne Meyer
8/11: Working Smarter, Not Harder - with Robbin Gordon-Cartier



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