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Tech Questions

Q: Zoom Chat & Online Meeting Protocol & Troubleshooting

Q: Who can see what I post in the private HHA Facebook group?

Only group members in private and secret groups like the HHA Facebook group will see any posts or comments made Read more

Q: How do the audiofiles work and how do I download them [FAQ]

We try to put a downloadable audio file below every video. You should be able to listen to the video Read more

Q: How to Log into the Academy

You may have trouble logging into Hip Harp Academy in the future or maybe a friend is having trouble logging Read more

Q: How to Create A Youtube Account and Upload a Video to YouTube

Q: How to Videotape (for Newbies)

Are you new to videotaping yourself playing and to uploading videos to YouTube for the class to see?  Scary stuff?  Read more

Q: What are some reasonably-priced microphones for recording harp?

I still don’t have a perfect solution for recording harp (except to use an electric harp)! But I had a Read more

Q: What if I’m a technophobe?

One of the things technophobes (like I was!) love about this course is that they become so more web-and-tech savvy Read more

Q: What if I am not tech savvy?

Even people who consider themselves completely non-tech-savvy are able to access and enjoy the course. Some people even say that Read more

Mindset Questions

Q: Do you have strategies for overcoming performance nerves?

I personally like to set up sequentially more ‘intense’ situations — like starting by doing performances for my cats (not Read more

Q: I feel behind in class – what should I do?

Don’t worry. You’re not BEHIND. You’re AHEAD. You’re way ahead where you were at the beginning of the class, and Read more

Q: How do you motivate yourself to continue playing with passion and enjoyment, even if people are not listening?

In the past, when I played for events, I found it liberating to just have the time to experiment without Read more

Musical Questions

Q: How to Create a Dominant Chord (if you know nothing about theory)

Someone asked me one day how to create a dominant chord if they knew nothing about harmony or music theory, Read more

Q: How do I set my lever harp in different keys? What key do I tune my STRINGS in?

We made this page in response to a question from a student who was confused when people said things like: Read more

Q: What if I have trouble memorizing/remembering music?

My personal suggestion is “don’t try to remember” – just get more and more comfortable creating ‘whatever you create in Read more


Q: How Does the Yearly Membership Work? What if I Fall Behind?

Hip Harp Academy is a yearlong program, so when you sign up you’re signing up for the whole year, so Read more

Q: Final “Beginning” Project Display Page – HHT2016 – Hip Harp Toolkit 2016

Wooooohoo!  Enjoy the Final “Beginning” Projects below and please add your congratulations, appreciation and takeaways below in the comments. Remember: Read more

Q: Where can I buy Pluck-U merchandise?

You can purchase all of the Pluck U merchandise at this link: http://www.cafepress.com/hipharp

Q: Can I get a refund?

Your Hip Harp Academy membership is billed on a monthly, or annual basis. We operate a strict no-refund policy. No Read more

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we now offer payment plans. They are slightly more than the cost of paying for your Hip Harp Academy Read more

Q: Do I have to do the homework?

I encourage everyone to do the homework – but you can think of it as “applied play.”  Each homework assignment Read more

Q: How long is Hip Harp Academy?

You are signing up for a 12 month commitment when you sign up with Hip Harp Academy. During that time Read more

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