The harp is such a rewarding instrument to play, especially as it sounds so beautiful right from the very first lesson. Even the most simple tunes can sound magical. I have taught students of all ages, from 5 years old up to retired adults. It's never too late to start!
If you're not local to Dorset, or even if it's just more convenient for you, online lessons are a great option. Particularly with the harp, virtual lessons work really well - all you need is a good internet connection and your own instrument.
You'll need your own harp to practise on in between lessons, but choosing the right one can be a daunting prospect! I'm happy to talk you through the various options and give suggestions. And don't panic, you can start off by hiring one before you commit to a purchase.
Playing the piano is such a great skill to have, whether you want to play for your own enjoyment, or work towards exams, or perhaps to play with other musicians.
I aim to make lessons relaxed but productive, fun but focused. It will require commitment to practising between lessons, but that's all part of the enjoyment of learning.
My goal as a teacher is to eventually enable to you learn new pieces by yourself, so I emphasise note-reading and self-evaluation in lessons.
Get in touch to book your first lesson!
I love helping people find their voices - I believe everyone can sing. I've never had a student who couldn't improve, even when they thought they were tone deaf! I'll help you find your natural sound in a safe and supportive environment.
I teach with a classical technique, which is a really safe and enjoyable way to sing. The aim is to get you to sound like YOU, and not imitate anyone else. But with that technique, we can sing lots of different styles of music, including classical, folksongs, musical theatre, and even some pop music.
No - at least not at first. It can be a really useful skill to have, especially when learning new music, so if it's something you're interested in, I can help with that.