Harp Lessons

with Josh Layne


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I'm fascinated by how learning happens, and I love the challenge of teaching.  My Harp Tuesday video series grew out of a desire to share some of my thoughts about playing the harp.

I offer lessons, both locally, in Victoria, BC, Canada, and via Skype video calls online.

I would say I teach a modified Salzedo technique.  My own teacher, Kathryn Ely, studied with Charles Kleinstuber, a student of Salzedo's, but also spent a summer in New York studying with Grandjany.

You can watch some of my Harp Tuesday videos to get an idea of my method/teaching style.

Email me if you have any questions or would like to setup a lesson time!

Rates:

$35 for 30 minutes or $60 for an hour


Skype Lessons


I offer lessons over the internet, using video chat software, generally Skype.  It can seem weird at first, but it actually works quite well, and you soon forget you're not in the same room.  It's not always perfect, but it's a lot easier than physically traveling to Victoria! 

What do you need for Skype lessons?

A computer and web camera (webcam).  Most modern laptops come with a built-in webcam.  Desktop computers will need an external webcam, which might cost anywhere from $20-$100. 

A reasonable internet connection.  Video chat requires not just a good download speed, but also a good upload speed (sending data from your computer over the internet).  You can try testing with a friend or two to check what your connection is like.

Video chat softwareSkype is free, works well, and is available for both Mac and PC.

And that's it!  I would also suggest using headphones/ear buds on one ear rather than speakers.  If you find yourself doing a lot of "Skyping" you might end up upgrading your webcam and/or getting a separate USB microphone for better quality.


Working on your agenda

I'm here to help you - whether it's a one time coaching session on, say, Faure's Impromptu, regular weekly lessons, or a lesson every few months.  Let me know what it is that you're hoping to get out of a lesson or lessons and I'll do my best!

Email me if you'd like to setup a Skype lesson!