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It's fall, y'all! Celebrate with some fall- or Halloween-themed activities below the break!
Also, there's a little more than a few...but I already made the images when I thought of that...oops!
Top 40 on harp? Yep! Enjoy my harp cover of “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 & Cardi B.
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Who's getting ready to go back to school? Whether you teach in a classroom full of students or privately, the school year is a kind of a new start into routine. So, if you're looking for a few new resources, check out the Fischarper Teacher Pay Teachers store! See 5 examples below.
The Fischarper TpT store has a 15% discount store-wide sale going on from Aug. 3, 2018 - Aug. 6, 2018)!
Looking for some resources to use with your students while working on rests? Well, look no further!
Take A Rest is a printable packet now available in the Fischarper Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
Reinforce eighth, quarter, half, & whole rests with this resource.
Activities in the packet include:
Have any questions? Let me know or show me how you use the packet on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!
Hello there Fischarper readers! I recently shared a little about the FIscharper business on one of the About pages, so thought I'd also post it over here on the blog. Enjoy!
Ethics. Not just a class in college, but also a big reason that I enjoy running a business. As managing member of Fischarper, LLC, I have the responsibility & freedom to make the majority of business decisions. This includes marketing techniques, origin of products, language in blog posts, & more. (I’m definitely not saying I’m perfect!) Maybe this makes me sound like a bit of a control freak, but I’m choosing to look at it as passionate.
Running my business, I have the freedom to experiment and improve my business without the steps I’d need to go through in a big company. There’s also the added bonus/struggle of flexible hours!
So how did I end up doing this? I had a childhood dream to be a harpist, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t initially set out to run a business. Of course, the entrepreneurial boom that came with social media & easy internet access hadn’t happened yet (anybody else remember dial-up?). I’ve had multiple career aspirations, including (but not limited to): the queen (yes, I wanted to be the queen), college professor, & music teacher in an underprivileged area. I’m not totally sure how I ended up running a music biz, but it sure is cool!
The name Fischarper? I thought it was a combo of my last name, “Fischer” & “harper” (a harper is someone who plays a pedal-free harp), but apparently she just put the word “harp” in our last name. It was my mom’s 1st email address & she used the name for some of her business pursuits (like Making Harp Lessons Exciting For Young Children). Speaking of my mom, she is a lot of help with the business, & contributes a lot to the Fischarper TpT store. I “inherited” the name & now Fischarper is an LLC!
Questions? Offers to become royalty? ;) Contact me or tweet me!
Thanks for stopping by!
There you have it! Do you run a business? Or have dreams of running one? Please let me know on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!
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Enjoy this week’s Fischarper video! It’s "American Pie."
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EXCITING NEWS! This arrangement of "American Pie" is available for purchase on Sheet Music Plus! (Also check out the Products page of fischarper.com for all kinds of stuff!)
Mother's Day is approaching! Looking for a harp-related gift for your mom? Or for a mother-figure? Or just someone you want to give a harp gift to? The Fischarper blog's got you covered!
Read on for a roundup of some harp-related gifts! Most -- but not all -- are from the Fischarper brand. There are gifts to purchase & gifts to DIY on the list!
How about this harpist cotton tote bag from the Fischarper store for groceries or music?
Maybe she'd enjoy a harper or a harpist t-shirt.
Does your mom love her job as a harpist? How about this I Heart My Job mug from the Fischarper store?
Has your mom always wanted to learn to play the harp? Why not gift her one of these sweet Fireside Folk Harps & some cyber lessons (at the time of posting, you can get 20% off your first lesson with me!)?
I was gifted one of these cool tuning keys years ago....they have pretty tuning keys for Camac harps too!
Are you more the DIY type? Well, look no further than some Fischarper DIY projects! There's no need to spend money; you can show your love with a little bit of time.
Try your hand at this Embossed Harp Candle.
Make some DIY Treble Clef Earrings or some DIY Clay Music Earrings.
Upcycle some used harp strings with this DIY Harp Embroidery.
For the final touch, you can wrap your gift in this Stamped Harp Gift Wrap & top it off with a Harp String Bow!
Not enough ideas? Check out the Fischarper Tictail Shop & the Fischarper Blog's craft category for even more ideas!
What are you doing for Mother's Day? I'd love to see a picture of your mom & her gift on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!
Did you know that YouTube videos have been going live weekly on the Fischarper channel? Be sure to check the channel each "YouTubesDay" (Tuesday) & subscribe for new videos.
Here is a selection of videos from the channel. Be sure to check it out!
What kind of videos would you like to see? Do you have any song requests? Let me know on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!
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Welcome to the blog! I'm Barbara, and I work as a freelance harpist and private music educator. You can read my bio here. On the blog, you can find posts about various aspects of this career path, especially teaching and crafty stuff. Thank you for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you in the comments or on social media. And don't forget to subscribe to the email list for updates!
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