Guide to Course Levels & Teaching Method

Guide to Course Levels & Teaching Method

Course Levels

  • Beginner: You have no experience of playing the harp.
  • Post-beginner: You took last year’s Beginners’ course, have had relatively few lessons and/or require help with basic technique.
  • Elementary: You can already perform simple tunes, require further help in consolidating basic technique and wish to work slowly and carefully.
  • Elementary/Intermediate: As Elementary but you feel ready to stretch your boundaries.
  • Intermediate: You already have good technique and can work at a moderate pace.
  • Intermediate/Advanced: As Intermediate, but you are ready and willing to work at a faster pace.
  • Advanced: Your technique is good and you wish to work at a good pace to stretch yourself.
  • Mixed Ability: For all levels, except Beginner.

For further advice about course levels please contact us on +44 (0) 131 445 2022

Teaching Method

  • E: teaching will be by ear with written music given out only at the end of the course.
  • E+M: teaching will initially be by ear with written music given out during or at the end of each session.
  • M: teaching will be from written music.
  • M+E: written music will be given at the start of the course. However, teaching will be sympathetic to all levels of skill in reading/assimilating music.
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A Fruitful Collaboration, Mr. McFall’s Chamber & Corrina Hewat

April 5@11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Workshop exploring how to write for harp and strings, using examples from Corrina’s compositions. Mr McFall’s Chamber comprises of Cyril Garac and Robert McFall on 1st and 2nd violin, Brian Schiele on viola, Su-a Lee on cello and Rick Standley on double bass. Strangely enough this is an unusual line-up within classical music – far more common is the string quartet without bass. Having the bass there, however, not only allows for a reinforced bass line, it also creates the possibility of crossing into a jazz style. This workshop is a chance to hear the thought processes behind the work Corrina has written for the quintet and lever harp, and sections of the work, with a chance to ask questions of the musicians throughout.



April 5
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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