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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 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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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 teacher, performer, and composer of clarsach/harp, piano and fiddle based in Glasgow. I am involved in teaching, leading and assisting children's workshops along with teaching and tutoring on a one-to-one basis for both children and adults.
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    An experienced, dedicated and patient teacher. Lessons are tailored to meet the individual needs of each pupil in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. I teach both those that wish to learn for fun as well as those who wish to prepare for examinations
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    I am available to teach piano & harp. (A.L.C.M). I have performed internationally with artists including Nigel Kennedy and I am an active part of the music scene which adds to my versatility and skills to offer.
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    This spring you can win a term of FREE harp lessons with me! Visit my Facebook fanpage or get in touch with me to find out how to take part. Deadline: 18th February!
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    I have been playing the harp for 25 years and love it. I enjoy sharing this amazing instrument with others, so please do get in touch if you want to learn new skills today!
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    Experienced music teacher based in Greenwich, South East London. Relaxed lessons for beginners to advanced players of all ages. Lessons are tailored to suit the individuals needs and are taught from my home.
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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...