Harp Teachingkaren leading a workshop for the glasgow branch of the clarsach society

Karen teaches both children and adults at all levels - giving instruction in a variety of harp styles including fingerpad technique for gut-strung instruments, fingernail techniques such as those from the Robert ap Huw manuscript (suitable for various types of harp especially for ornamentation), and gut-strung levered clarsach, wire-strung, bray and Paraguayan harp techniques and tunes.

Individual lessons are available in the Edinburgh area - contact Karen for more details.

Workshops and other activities can take place anywhere - check out the News pages and calendar for events, or contact Karen if you'd like to organise an event.

Wire-Strung Harp Tuition at the Royal Conservatiore of Scotland

As well as private individual lessons in Edinburgh, Karen teaches wire harp at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. For five years Karen co-led a monthly workshop in Edinburgh for the Wire Branch of the Clarsach Society, alternating each month with Bill Taylor. Some of the sheet music and recordings from Karen's workshops are available to buy here.


Skype and distance learning

Karen now offers lessons via Skype, giving students who might live too far from a teacher the opportunity for regular lessons, as well as for anyone who wishes to either work regularly with Karen or have one-off sessions on specific topics or tunes. Paypal makes payment easy for students outwith the UK. 

Karen has developed materials and learning packages for those who would benefit from working this way. These can be used in conjunction with Skype lessons or completely separate. There are several wire-strung arrangements available to buy as digital downloads which provide a pdf of the notation plus audio files (mp3) of the tunes played slowly.  Please get in touch if you would be interested in working in this way.



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