The harp tradition in Ireland is a very ancient one dating back to medieval times when the harpist was held in high regard and played to entertain nobility. It’s imprint on the Irish psyche was so great that the image of the harp is one of the national symbols of the country, for example the harp is on all Irish euro coins, not to mention the symbol of a very popular ‘pint of plain’;-)
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Lisa Canny teaches two courses on the harp. In her first course, Lisa examines the very basics of harp playing, such as how to tune the harp, how to use the blades, correct finger positioning and scales, before introducing simple tunes, with left hand accompaniment. Throughout all the lessons, the right hand melody is taught separately to the left hand accompaniment giving the student the choice to play these parts separately, or work, in time, to putting them both together. These courses are an excellent choice if you are a beginner harpist or indeed an intermediate harpist and wish to brush up on the basics.
All of our tutors are Irish music professionals carefully selected for individual mastery in their instruments and proven ability in teaching their craft. All our courses follow the traditional way of learning Irish music, using the ‘phrase by phrase’ technique for teaching tunes while watching the tutor to learn good technique. Using this time-honoured, proven system of Irish musical tuition, combined with the latest technology (Virtual Reality anyone?!), we bring Irish music tuition to you, wherever you are in the world.