The Fischarper TpT store is contributed to by mother-daughter team, Bambi and Barbara Fischer. Barbara Fischer harpist, music educator Southwest Florida harpist Barbara Fischer has never known a home without a harp. Her primary teachers have included Mary Johnson, Laura Elder, and Elizabeth Lilly. Barbara's style of playing is largely inspired by her mother, Bambi Fischer (thank you mom!) and gospel harpist Linda Rice. She has earned superior ratings in competitions, even before beginning formal study. Through her collegiate studies, Barbara has had the opportunity to play under renowned composer, conductor and clinician Dr. David R. Holsinger. In addition, she frequently adds musical ambiance to events in the community such as weddings, dinners, and church services. Still, her main love is arranging music for the harp: especially gospel and pop. She loves the feeling of playing an “unharpistic” piece on an electric harp, and hopes to bring the harp off of the pedestal and into the real world. Barbara has been published in a premier harp periodical, The American Harp Journal, and enjoys teaching private music lessons, as well as blogging. She also holds a BA in Communication and an MA in English. Bambi Fischer harpist Barbara's mother Bambi uses her extensive educational experience and enthusiasm to contribute to the Fischarper brand (especially the Teachers Pay Teachers store!). Bambi holds an M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision: Elementary Education, and has completed doctoral-level work in Education. She is Florida certified in Educational Leadership, Elementary Education, Early Childhood, Music K-12, and has ESOL Endorsement. She has over 20 years of teaching experience from infants to adult education, working within public and private schools, as well as teaching music privately. She has developed presentations and presented at many workshops, including the Lyon & Healy Teachers Conference, the Somerset Folk Harp Festival, HarpCon 2000, Florida Harpers and Friends (a chapter of the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen). She authored Making Harp Lessons Exciting for Young Children, currently in its second edition, and currently maintains an active schedule as a professional harpist.
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Barbara: Published in the American Harp Journal Best musical performance // Ghostbird Theatre Company's 24 Hour Festival
Barbara: undergraduate work in music education BA, Communication MA, English
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