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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Cheryl Ann Fulton / The Winner of the 2016 Young Composer Award

April 2@3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£5.00 - £11.00

California Celtic

Contemporary compositions for Celtic lever harp by composers from California.  Cheryl Ann Fulton along with soprano Susan Rode Morris and students Jennifer Hurley and Catherine Stiles will bring music from the American West to Scotland with compositions inspired by nature, the Arizona desert, the Alaskan wilderness, and the Sierra Nevada mountains as well as by myths and fantasies like The Lord of the Rings. The program will include pieces by Diana Stork, Shira Kammen and from Cheryl’s album The Once and Future Harp which features her subtle, sophisticated compositions.

The winner of The Clarsach Society Young Composer Award 2016 will be announced, their piece performed and the prize presented.


April 2
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£5.00 - £11.00
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