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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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Tips on how to practice the harp

The first few practice procedures would take place away from the instrument, by looking at 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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  • Gwenllian Llyr Orpington, BR6 Gold Member

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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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    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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    I am a professional harpist based in London, and it is my great pleasure to teach anyone who wish to learn the harp. You have decided to play the harp? This is amazing, you are about to start a life-long journey, challenging, meanfull and fulfilling.
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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 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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  • 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

    Megan Morris 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...
  • How to practise

    Harriet Adie Harp Teacher (South West London) Picture One of the hardest things to do when learning an instrument is to actually learn how to practise it. Once the basics are in place - the physical difficulties of how to hold one's fingers or how to read the music, learning how to practise and analyse what is going wrong is a fantastic skill to...
  • Deliberate Practice

    Zuzanna Olbrys Harp Teacher (South West London) Picture During my studies I gained a considerable amount of knowledge regarding practice. Although I perceived my practice routines as a set of positive habits and therefore as a strong part of my musicianship, I benefited greatly from finding out how much more can be done. Firstly I would like to raise...