Teaching

Teaching in the Artish Harp Studio is never dull!

Our students are all ages, from all backgrounds: children to adult; experienced musicians and those new to creating music; readers, improvisers; academic achievers to leisure music-makers.

We train harp teachers in the arts of Intuitive Harp ™ – play to learn curriculum.

Distance Learning through online video chat is available.  Ask us how you can enjoy distance learning.

Here are some select program courses offered:

  • Comfortable Chords: play to learn by chords
  • Musician Wellness & Ergonomics
  • HarpKidz (age 5-12)
  • Academic Achievers (age 13+)
  • Leisure Learners – Adult, Senior Recreational Students
  • Therapy Harp Training – Harpists in Hospitals
  • Teacher Tools & Training
  • Study Hall Harp Group Classes
  • Un-Master Class Presentations (see News & Events latest updates!)

We have been teaching harp students for 25 years and are delighted to work with absolute beginners as well coaching those with more experience.  All are welcome. Student ages range from five years to 80. It’s never too late to learn! Special needs students are especially invited.

HarpClassClass Locations
Harp lessons occur in the private studio in Diamond Bar, Artist in Residence venues and in the comfort of your home via SKYPE, FaceTime or Google Hangout video calls.

Introductory Classes
New students enjoy a six week introduction course, learning to play a tune by ear right away. At the end of it, they are free to choose to continue study or conclude their harp encounter.

Learning Process & Content
Students receive hands-on experience in learning the harp. This unique, creative and fun approach employs intuitive movement and music-making techniques.

Sets of tunes are learnt by ear and gradually layering on skills at the student’s own pace. The result is musical fluency at every level where learners achieve a repertoire (playlist) they may perform and share with family and friends in casual settings, personal enjoyment or that will prepare them for greater goals like recitals, concerts, college or vocation.

Students receive custom lesson plans, covering most genres of music: Celtic, Sacred, Folk, Classical, Children’s music, Popular, Jazz, Renaissance, Worldbeat, Rock, Contemporary and new original compositions and arrangements.

Goals
Ultimately we teach students HOW to learn and fluently “speak” the language of music through friendly, patient encouragement.

We proudly train our very own Intuitive Harp ™ curriculum; the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music and the Irish Harp College curricula.

Contact Us today to begin your harp adventure!

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