April 22, 2019

 For musicians, It is very important to look after our bodies. We are using them constantly while we play our instruments, whether it be with our hands or our lungs. As a harpist, I generally have problems in my arms and hands, but I have quite bad shoulders too. 

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April 8, 2019

A day in the life of a harpist in Watford, Hertfordshire.

March 17, 2019

It’s been a while since I wrote here on my blog, so I figured what better time than six months since I started working at the Grove. I can’t quite believe how quickly the time has gone, I am midway through my second contract already! 

I started on September 17th 2018. I...

July 24, 2018

    As you can probably tell by the title of this blog post, I have bought myself a harp! I am so so happy with my new purchase, although it won’t officially be mine until April next year. That’s when it will be completely paid off. 

    I’ve wanted to ow...

June 23, 2018

  Finding a balance can be really difficult when you work for yourself, it is something you have to learn and can take a while. During my career as a harpist, it has always depended on my situation. 

    Back in 2013 I moved into a rental property on my own fo...

June 6, 2018

    Back in 2011 I got a phone call from a fellow harpist asking me if I would be interested in doing a contract on a cruise ship. It really took me by surprise because it was something I had never considered doing. I had done a bit of travelling, to Thailand and...

May 30, 2018

    For a freelance musician, taking time off is a very difficult thing to do. We don’t get sick pay or holiday pay. We simply have to make sure we can afford it before we do it. You are reading this mid way through a week off for me. Back in April I was feeling very o...

May 22, 2018

   

 I started writing this blog on a Sunday evening, after a very busy week. I wasn’t sure what to talk about, but while sitting here watching a film with the boys and feeling tired, I thought why not talk about what my weeks been like. 

    During school term...

May 16, 2018

What a Harpist Wears.

May 10, 2018

    For me, teaching the Harp has always been an essential part of my career. I have always said that if I could not play the Harp for any reason I would then become a teacher. 

    When I was at Music College, I had the opportunity to gain an LTCL, which...

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