As I may have mentioned already, I’ll be doing a short live concert on Sunday, 28th January at 5pm, from my youtube channel. I’ve invested a fair amount of time in my channel over 2017 and I’m almost at 100 subscribers. I’ve promised myself that when I reach that milestone, I’m going to buy a camera with a front-facing screen so I can actually see what the heck I’m doing when I’m recording harp videos for you. I believe that subscribers get a notification when I go live, so hit subscribe to be reminded when the concert begins and hopefully I’ll see you there. I’ll be playing some fun stuff, a bit of Jazz, a super-easy set of pieces that are suitable for any level, and some popular tunes that everyone knows, which are very popular wedding choices.
Anyway, bearing in mind that I’d never actually been live on youtube before, I thought it would be best to get some practise in. So, I did a ‘secret’ live stream, without telling anyone, just to get a feel for how it all works. It felt pretty weird at first, especially when the number of viewers goes from zero to one, and you realise that someone out there is actually taking the time to watch you! I enjoyed the immediacy of it though, and the fact that the internet allows you to reach a (potentially) global audience. Spreading live music has to be a good thing – see my post on How we can all support the Arts.
Moving on from YouTube, I’d like to get back to posting regularly here on my website, and to my email subscribers (hi there!) I’m proud of the archive of posts I’ve written since 2012 (have a browse down the right hand side of the page and pick a month to see what I was up to). My aim is to go back to posting weekly about my freelancing adventures, and give you a glimpse behind the scenes of the realities of being self-employed. There are exciting times around the corner as Tim and I get closer to buying our house together, and I’ll be able to bring you updates on that. I’ve always wanted a music room/office of my own where I can go to practise and do my admin, then close the door when I’ve finished and have it separate from the rest of the living space – and I am within touching distance of that dream.
As ever I’d like to thank you for reading, and watching if you’re enjoying the harp videos on my youtube channel. If you’d like to subscribe to my blog and get these posts in your inbox, just pop your name and email address into the boxes at the top right of this page. It’d be great to connect with you in that way.
Let’s chat soon,