I often get questions from students – and this is a series of video answers to questions from harpist Pia Salvia, a student at Berklee College of Music, and a wonderful harpist with her own unique creative voice.
I’ll be updating the page as I finish the videos, so please refresh your screen each time to come to this page to make sure you see the most recent videos.
I’d love to have your comments below on what’s most interesting to you in these answers and what else you’d like to know.
Why did you choose the harp / Why did you start playing the harp?
Was the harp your first instrument? What was your first instrument?
What was the “little extra” that led to your success?
Full question: “What do you think was the “little extra” that made the difference between you and other harpists who might have been following the same “direction” as you (exploring harp outside of the classical world) but did not have your success?”
What would you recommend to a new artist starting in the music industry?
What advice do you have about the steps to success?
How do you feel today about your career?
What have been the most frustrating times in your career?
[more questions … and answers … to come …]
Thanks for the great questions, Pia! You can learn more about Pia and her musical journey at her website PiaSalvia.com
Just wanted to say that when you said that when you took lessons you didn’t enjoy them because you wanted to learn HOW music works, it gave me an idea to try something new with my six-year-old piano student who didn’t seem to be enjoying her lessons.
Today I had her write her own 4-measure song (with some guidance) and she LOVED it and had so much fun. Thanks for the inspiration!
That’s so wonderful. Thank you for sharing that with me!!!
Thank you so much for these videos!! They really are of great value for me. I found what you said in some of them so important that I took notes. So I can read them again and again when I need ! And I already did!
Thank you for sharing that with us.
All the Best.
Thank you Valerie!! That’s so great to hear and that inspires me to create more of them.