Online “Warmup Workshop” Saturday, March 25th!

I’m offering an online Warmup Workshop this coming Saturday, March 25th. Streamed live on YouTube, and building off a PDF booklet (included) this hour and 15 minute workshop aims to give specific and practical advice on building a warmup routine that works for you. Scales, chords and chord patterns, speed, and finger independence are some of the things we’ll be covering.


I’ll be talking about ways to use the booklet and answering questions from chat. You’ll need a YouTube or Google+ account in order to view the livestream.

Note that even if you can’t watch live on March 25th, you might still want to sign up to get the booklet and for access to the video – you just won’t be able to get any questions answered on steam!

Cost is $15 US – which gets you the booklet, access to the livestream event, and access to the archived video once the workshop is over.  Please let me know if you have any questions!



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I’m presenting at the Virtual Harp Summit on March 9th

Hi all,


A quick note to let you know that I’m one of the presenters at the upcoming Virtual Harp Summit. The summit runs from March 9-15th, and I’ll be presenting a talk on the 9th about three ways to bring a focus on technique to your daily harp routine.

I’ve also recorded a short concert of improvisations that I’m really looking forward to sharing :)

The summit is free March 9-15 – “see” you there!

Cheers,

Josh

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Solo concert in Victoria, November 6th

After a wonderful and successful European tour (photos from the second half of my trip will be posted soon) I’m looking forward to performing my program one last time here in Victoria!

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November 6th 2:30 pm, Sunday afternoon
Victoria, BC, Canada                                                                                                                St. Luke’s Church, 3821 Cedar Hill X Rd, Victoria admission by donation

Here’s a video of the end of Songs of Nymphs from one of my Croatian concerts:

My program:

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Hope to see you there!

 

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Euro photos

About halfway through my tour and time to post a bunch of photos :) Remember to follow me on Twitter and like my Facebook page for more frequent news!

My tour started off with a concert in Brussels in an historic building, the residence and atelier of Belgian artist Marcel Hastir who died in 2011 at the age 105. Some photos:

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Thanks to my Skype student Marianne for setting this up – check out her YouTube channel here

Next, on to Holland, with a house concert, workshop, and finally a concert in Groningen. I was in Groningen last year right about this time of year – was great to see old friends and to make new ones.

Groningen is certainly a city of bikes :)

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Workshop:

(Photo credit Merte van Hengel)

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Big thanks to Kathelijne Schelfhout for setting everything up – here she is after the workshop along with Marco Cassone, an Italian harpist/doctor who is living in Groningen

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Performing, and then signing autographs after the concert :)

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From there I had fun attending the Dutch Harp Festival

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Next, a missed connection turned a 10:30 hour train trip into one over 12 hours long as I made my way from Utrecht to Salzburg. Here I am enjoying life, missed connections and all, in Hannover:

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And finally, Salzburg and my concert tonight! More soon :)

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Cheers, Josh

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Playing with my new GoPro camera…

Had fun filming this, more to come!

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Fall concert tour

Hi all,

I’m touring in Europe again this fall, plus a couple of concerts in BC. Some of the music I’ll be performing (full program below):



Here’s my current schedule:

October 2nd Sunday at 2:30pm
Salt Spring Island, BC  All Saints’ by-the-sea Anglican church. Tickets $15 at the door.

October 8th Saturday at 8pm
Brussels, Belgium  Atelier Marcel Hastir, Rue du Commerce 51, 1000 Bruxelles (métro Trône) Reservation recommended – email marianne.bouvette@gmail.com Tickets 15 € (7 € for children under 12). More details

October 14th Friday at 8:15pm
Groningen, Netherlands plus a workshop at 7:30pm, Thursday, October 13th Terts en Toets, Werumeus Buningstraat 34, Groningen. For information email Kathelijne Schelfhout    More details Newspaper Article

October 19th
Salzburg, Austria 19:00, Musikum Salzburg  Details here

October 23rd, Sisak, Croatia
October 24th, Zagreb, Croatia Details: http://www.ns-sesvete.hr/najava.php?vijest=490

November 6th 2:30 pm, Sunday afternoon
Victoria, BC, Canada                                                                                                                St. Luke’s Church, 3821 Cedar Hill X Rd, Victoria admission by donation

My program:

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Concert in Gibbsboro tomorrow!

A reminder that I’m performing tomorrow (July 31st) at 2pm in Gibbsboro. Details here

See you there!

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Follow me on Twitter!

I’ll do my best to keep my blog updated during my East coast adventures, but for real time updates the best place to check is my Twitter account! Note that you can read my tweets by clicking on that link – no need for a Twitter account (but if you have one, give me a follow)

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