News, Events & Opinion

Offices Closed Dec 23-Jan 1

Category: Holiday

Our offices will be closed for the holidays from Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1. We’ll be back open at 9:00 AM Tuesday, Jan 2.

Wedding Music Guide for Wedding Planners, Grooms and Brides

Category: Opinion

Checklist of questions to ask wedding musicians: From my experience as a musician and representing the Musicians’ Association of Seattle at the Seattle Wedding Show, I know most people booking live music for their … Read more

Live Christmas Music Sets The Holiday Spirit

Category: Holiday, Opinion

The week after Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busy season for most musicians. Many have been booked ahead of time since the year before for various dates in December.  The good news is … Read more

Preventing Musical Instrument Theft And What To Do If The Worst Happens

Category: Opinion

We’ve all seen frantic social media posts from musicians who have had their instruments and gear stolen out of their cars, vans, U-hauls, garages and even homes. If it hasn’t happened to you personally, … Read more

Offices closed Nov. 23-24

Category: Holiday

Our offices will be closed Thur-Fri Nov 23-24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Offices Closed Nov. 10

Category: Holiday

Our offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10th in observance of Veterans Day.

Solo Guitar

Category: Members, Opinion

Solo instrumental guitar has many aspects to it, and I will touch on a few of them here, including performance opportunities, arrangements and amplification options. I’ve been playing solo guitar for a number of … Read more

Choosing Wedding Music For Your Ceremony

Category: Members, Opinion

When it comes to planning wedding music for your wedding it can be overwhelming! There are so many options to consider from hiring a DJ to using a premade play list from your smart … Read more

Top 10 Things To Bring To An Outdoor Wedding Gig

Category: Members, Opinion

Summer’s almost gone. And I was busy! It comes as no surprise that harpists find a fair amount of private gigs during the summer months, particularly weddings. Even though it’ll be quite a few … Read more

Getting Started Teaching Private Music Lessons

Category: Opinion, Teaching

Almost all performing musicians have taught private music lessons at some point in their career and many never stop teaching lessons until they retire. Teaching can be rewarding both emotionally and financially but starting … Read more