Discover The Harp Southampton - March 24th 2024
Are you looking for a new hobby for 2024 ?
Join Derwent Harp School Musical Director Helen-Elizabeth and our harp maker Paul and plus Derwent Harp School assistant tutors Shona and Donna for our first Discover The Harp Cours in Southampton.
The Venue is Chilworth Manor Hotel, SO16 7PT the course will start at 2pm and finish by 5pm. https://www.chilworthmanorhotel.com
Helen-Elizabeth has 20 years of teaching experience holding a BA Hons, DipABRSM and CTABRSM qualifications. Former students have gone on to all the major conservatories and on to Oxford and Cambridge to study music. Derwent Harp School students have also had considerable success on the Eisteddfod circuit over the years. She herself studied with the world famous professor of harp David Watkins.
This course is a complete introduction to playing the harp for beginners including your own Discovery 16 Harp (handmade in Wales) , Tuning Key and Course Book to take home and keep. No prior musical experience needed. Tea and Coffee will be included at break time.
The course is suitable for ages 16 + - under 16s with musical experience also welcome but MUST be accompanied by an adult for the whole session.
By the end of the afternoon you will be surprised at how many tunes you will able to play. We will learn simple rounds, popular folk tunes and even some popular classics, including Ode to Joy, All Though The Night, Chaconne, Pwt Ar Y Bys and many more. You will have all the skills to take your International School of Musicians Step 1 Harp Exam should you choose to.
Numbers strictly limited.
Booking will close for this course on 1/3/2024 in order for us to build the harps in time for the big day. Numbers are restricted so early booking is essential.
Students who took this course last summer have already gone on to achieve Distinction at grade 1 with International School of Musicians using their discovery 16 Harps.
You can use your Discovery 16 Harp for Step 1 and 2 plus grades 1,2,3,4 and 5 with the International School of Musicians exam board, exams to grade 8 and diploma to follow later in 2024.
All 8 adult students on our recent Somerset course achieved step 1 by the end of the session, as did our last Llanrhystud group.
You can continue your new hobby with our Derwent Harp School tutors should you wish to do so.
“I loved learning to play the harp on Saturday , such a great course, excellent value for money , lovely surroundings. Love my harp ! Learnt enough to play simple duets with my daughter the next day . Looking forward to more opportunities to attend again in the future . Thank you “
I really enjoyed the class yesterday. You were so welcoming. I will need lots of practice,but your inclusive and interesting way of teaching has convinced me I will eventually be able to play well.
Hearing you and Rhys play and sing All Through the Night was beautiful.I wasn’t my usual chirpy self because I’m off to hospital for a procedure tomorrow. However, the morning with you really raised my spirits.
I’m delighted with my harp and look forward to many pleasant hours with it. I especially loved the squirrels on it.
We both enjoyed our time in Wales.
“I had an amazing time - thank you.Can't believe how much you can pick up in 1st lesson.Love my harp”
please be aware that these courses are suitable for complete beginners to harp and music.