TEACHING

 

Are you looking for a harp teacher? Considering harp lessons?

 

I am an experienced, enthusiastic and sympathetic harp teacher who has taught those with a range of experience from beginners to Grade 8 standard. I have taught harp to a range of different age groups from children as young as four up to retired adults.

 

I have been employed as harp teacher at Dean Close School and Cheltenham College before leaving due to the demands of caring for a young family.

I have also held posts at Herefordshire Music Service, Gwent Music Service, Caerphilly Music Service and Christ College (Brecon.)

Students can study for ABRSM and Trinty music exams up to Grade 8 standard on either lever or pedal harp. Alternatively, students may wish to study for pleasure without taking exams.

 

Please get in touch if you are interested in a harp teacher. I teach harp from my home in Cheltenham. I can also offer Skype harp lessons for those who are unable to travel. The first lesson is free and I offer a taster lesson for those who have not played the harp before.

RATES

£15 for 1/2 hour

£22.50 for 3/4 hour

£30 for 1 hour

 

If you are new to the harp, renting can be a good way to start without committing to purchase an instrument. Harp rental can start at only £33 a month and can be a good way to decide if you wish to learn. The following harp retailers (all based in the South and West) all offer rental schemes. Similarly, they are a good point of contact if you are considering purchasing an instrument

 

Salvi Harps (Cardiff) Morley Harps (Gloucestershire) Holywell Music (London) Pencerdd Harps (Cardiff) Pilgrim Harps (Surrey) Telynau Teifi (Carmarthenshire) Camac Harps(Cardiff) Second hand instruments - Affairs of the Harp, Musical Instrument Sales, Jack Hayward Harp also most of the above companies sell second hand harps.

 

 
VISITS TO SCHOOL

 

I can also bring my harps in to schools to introduce children to the instrument. Please get in touch if you would be interested in having a visiting musician in your school.

 

'Dear Angharad, Thank you very much for coming into school to introduce the harp to our children. The children and the staff all enjoyed your visit and learned so much about your different harps and how the pedals and the length and thickness of the strings alter the pitch. The children particularly liked the pieces of music which told a story and thought the cat snoring was very amusing! They also enjoyed singing accompanied by the harp. One child said, "I liked the harp. It was a new kind of music." The few children who had a chance to play the harp were definitely the lucky ones. Thank you for giving the a new experience of live, different music and for your excellent explanations about how the harp works. We hope that you will be able to come and play for us again in the future. With grateful thanks.' Christine, Rowanfield Infants School.

 

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