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Holly's Harps Comes to Irwin!

Music, Math & Science...Oh My!

Staff Writer
Fort Bragg | March 1, 2018

Holly delights the audience while playing familiar songs on her largest harp.
Holly delights the audience while playing familiar songs on her largest harp. | Photo: Staff Photographer

Students at Irwin Intermediate School were treated to the sounds of science in music with Holly’s Harps.  Through the Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County, Holly’s Harps presented to the school’s students a variety of harps, played songs and modeled vibrations and sound waves.

The entire student body was all too excited to hear the music from Holly’s largest harp as she played recognizable songs.  The school’s Mustangs Broadcasting Network (MBN) interviewed Ms. Holly Pratt to learn more about her background and program. 

Upon interviewing, they learned Holly is a New York native who now resides in Ohio and travels with her harps to educate students, churches and people from all over the beauty of music, math and science combined.  Originally she wanted to be an astronaut, but she wears glasses and as her love for music grew, it became obvious to her what she would grow up to do.  Holly was just 3yrs old when she began learning to play the harp alongside her mother.  While she says she’s been playing a long time, she also says the harp is an instrument you keep learning, your whole life!

Holly says she loves what she does and seeing the pure joy on students' faces as they learn more about the harps makes her happy!

Holly demonstrates the connection between the harp strings vibrations and sound waves!
Holly demonstrates the connection between the harp strings vibrations and sound waves! | Photo: Staff Photographer

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