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The History of the Harp in a Nutshell

What defines a harp? It is a triangular instrument in which the strings are perpendicular to the...
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What To Do On Your Music Exam Day?

Exam days can be very daunting. How can one person decided on your performance level within 20...
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The Harp Joins The Mainstream

Why is it that the harp is one of those ‘peripheral’ music al instruments? The instrument is...
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Orchestral auditions

1) What does an orchestral panel expect? According to many harpists I have interviewed, the...

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    I'm a friendly musician from Swansea with a wealth of teaching and performing experience. I truly enjoy teaching and helping others develop their love for music and the harp.
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    My name is Jolanta and I am a professional harpist based in Essex. I hope you enjoy reading my interview answers and look forward to the opportunity to speak with you about your learning needs.
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    My name is Marged Hall and I am a Welsh Harpist living and working in South Wales. I am an encouraging and patient teacher who enjoys sharing the joy and beauty of the harp with my students.
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    I am a very enthusiastic teacher. No matter whether you are learning for fun or in order to pursue a career, I follow your personal aims. I teach in a variety of styles dependent on each students requirements. www.franbarsbyharpist.co.uk
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    I have taught piano & theory in between bringing up a family for many years (harp has been a more recent addition). I welcome all ages and abilities, and believe music has so much to offer in enriching our lives.
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    I am a friendly and dynamic teacher with love of music at the heart of my teaching but I am not afraid to push my pupils. I try to teach in a way that leads my pupils to explore, take risks and develop their playing independently.
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Harp Articles

  • Choosing Which Harp To Rent Or Buy

    Elen Hydref Harp Teacher (Watford) Picture I am often asked by students before lessons start about which harp they should rent/buy. Here is a brief outline of everything that should be thought about before making the decision. If you are planning to buy a harp it is important that you ask for advice beforehand so that you buy a suitable...
  • Note reading

    Gwenllian Llyr Harp Teacher (Bromley) Picture Many students struggle with note reading, which can really hamper their development as a musician. In the first instance, many depend on their ear or muscle memory. These are great things to develop, but neglecting the note-reading aspect of music making will hinder their progress in the long...
  • What To Do On Your Music Exam Day? Editor's Pick

    Kinga Was Harp Teacher (Birmingham) Picture Exam days can be very daunting. How can one person decided on your performance level within 20 minutes? As musicians we spend our lives preparing for exams just to turn up on the day and be so nervous that you forget half the notes. I have gone through many exams, whether they were ABRSM...

 

  • Orchestral auditions Editor's Pick

    Solenn Grand Harp Teacher (North London) Picture 1) What does an orchestral panel expect? According to many harpists I have interviewed, the first and most crucial criteria when looking for an exceptional orchestral harpist is the quality of the sound. A warm and full sound is generally always appreciated. The second aspect which is also...
  • The art of deliberate practice Editor's Pick

    Harp Teacher (North London) Picture Let's define practice. Practice is at the centre of any athletic, artistic or skilled endeavour. Repetition and familiarity over time breeds improvement on a macro or micro level, from working on an issue of fingering in a given scale passage over one week, to general fluency peaking over a...
  • Tips on how to practice the harp Editor's Pick

    Harp Teacher (Cardiff) Picture The first few practice procedures would take place away from the instrument, by looking at the score. The first thing a harpist should do before playing the piece is to put in the relevant pedal changes. Pedal changes are often dismissed, especially by young harpists, but they should be a...