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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Dominique Dodge, Cape Breton Dance Tunes Strathspeys, Jigs & Reels. 3 day course

April 3@4:30 am - April 5@6:00 pm


3 day courses

Monday: 1 hour

Tuesday & Wednesday: 1½ hours each day 


This course will feature Cape Breton dance music drawn from the fiddle and piping traditions, taught and explored on the harp with attention to style, lift and phrasing. Left hand accompaniment will look to Cape Breton piano for rhythm, structure, and aesthetic. An invitation to responsive, dance-driven playing of treasured tunes.

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April 3@4:30 am
April 5@6:00 pm
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