* Helped repair three harps. In the first picture and third pictures above, the back of this harp took a fall and had a gaping crack in in it. My first impression was that it was toast, fit for firewood. BUT Rick showed me how to bring the gaping hole together, reinforce it with epoxy and fiberglass, and how to reinforce it again with wooden pegs, because he's great like that. I will be writing more on what I'm learning about repairs.
* Taught a harp lesson to a darling 10 year old girl, one of Rick's students. She and I are going to figure out her favorite song, "Ave Maria" together.
Have a taste. This tune features harp and bouzouki and picks up really nicely at the end. And this air features harp and whistle --gorgeous, nostalgic.
"Being able to go to performances like THAT is exactly why I'm out here."
Loving the excuse to explore a new city!