Harp Blog

Read about Amanda Whiting’s latest performances, collaborations, and teaching work.

A week of indulgent practise and ft. On Ed Black new album

This week has allowed me to indulgently practise, enjoying the sunshine and music. It’s also been a great week as I have featured on Ed Black’s new album which is out on the 25th of September. He had launched a competition and chose my entry to be the introduction to...

Weeks away to the new album

Little Sunflower is only weeks away. Jazzman Records is currently cutting the vinyl ready. The art work is done and I’m sitting excitedly waiting to announce its release. Tomorrow is also an exciting day as Harp Column Academy launch my online studio. Could I be any...

New album out in coming weeks

In 2013 I recorded an album with Tony Robinson and Deej Williams. 2013 saw the completion of my Masters in jazz and the album was a culmination of the two years studying at the Royal Welsh College of music and drama in Cardiff. This year has been fantastic and I’ve...

New advanced book out soon

I’m just putting the finishing touches to my new advanced harp book which includes a few pieces off the new album which will be out in February on Jazzman records. The pieces are a mixture of blues and laid-back jazz with enough pedals to challenge the advanced...

Harp Column Academy Summer Camp

Next week is a big week as I’ll be teaching on the Harp Column Academy Summer Camp alongside greats including my teacher Park Stickney. There are so many amazing classes to attend. Please take a look and come and join us....

Getting ready for Harp Column Academy

It’s has been a superb lockdown with Harp Column on side. My online studio will be up and running soon but in the meantime, I am preparing for my online class during the Harp Column Academy summer camp in August. The new album is coming along nicely and I’m just...

Instagram Live and New PDF book

Ive had the best few weeks with collaborating. This week Ive been working with my hubby Richard Hooper with an Instagram Live stream last evening. It has been so nice to indulge in some old standards and new pieces off the albums due out over the coming months. The...

Collaborating across the planet

This lockdown has been great for meeting new people. I’m currently working on some new pieces with Anna Dunwoodie from New Zealand. We are going to embrace the duo and trio and write some jazzy versions of some traditional songs as well as some new ones. I’ve just...

New album shaping up nicely

Besides writing lots of sheet music for educational books, I’ve been concentrating on a new album. Inspired by so many new influences over lockdown, it will hopefully be a mixture of grooves and indulgence:) my first album recorded in 2013 will be out in September on...

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