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.
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Jessica Burton, Music from Scottish Islands. Weekend course. *SOLD OUT

April 1@9:00 am - April 2@6:00 pm


Weekend Courses. 

Saturday and Sunday: 2 sessions per day of 1½ hours  9:00am & 4:30pm



Come and learn tunes from Shetland to Skye in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We will learn simple arrangements of tunes old and new to give you a flavour of each island’s sound and style. Music will be given at the end of each session and recording devices are welcome.









April 1@9:00 am
April 2@6:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,
Buy Tickets:
Book Now


T31 – Eventbrite


Event Code
Teaching Method
E + M
Course Level
Elementary / Intermediate