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What?! You Can Play the Harp with LEGO?!

Wait...wait... give me a minute to explain! Now that I've been a harp teacher for 6 months and I've had lots of lessons that go really well and some that were "boring" or "too hard" or "too easy," I'm starting…

Carbon Neutral Challenge-Month 2

February Packaging This month we’ve been looking at how to reduce packaging. Applying the “three Rs” in order of importance, we can’t really reduce the amount of packaging we send our harps out in, but we can make that packaging…

Carbon Neutral Challenge-Month 1

January This month has seen the building work on our workshop nearing completion. Exciting times for Hands on Harps as we get nearer to being a proper business. With the space to really set things up the way we want…

Going Carbon Neutral in 2019

We've been doing some thinking at HoH HQ. Looking around at things that are going on in the world, it seems like climate change is getting real, and the news of this looks like it's in danger of being drowned…

A Little Insight Into Our Christmas Workshop

In September the Mayor of Hungerford asked me if I would like to play at the Mayor's Christmas Carol Service in December. I replied quickly with "yeah, sure I can do that" and then remembered that when performing on my…

EFDSS Folk Education Development Day

On the 20th Nov, I attended the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading. I was excitedly nervous to go to my first EFDSS meeting and was intrigued by the meeting's…

The Easiest Way to Teach Kids

As you may well know, kids are great fun but sometimes a challenge to teach. Their minds wander within seconds from "oooh one of the strings is red" to "fire engines are red" to  "my favourite colour is yellow" and…

Types of Harp

Matt has written this blog post entirely from his general knowledge to teach you about other types of harp. An auto harp is a small harp on its side with buttons that when pressed mute the unwanted strings. This means…

The Witches at Rodborough Common

Have you seen our YouTube channel? We post new videos on there every month. This month we have a real life sighting on the witches at Rodborough Common! Check it out!

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