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!
In-person: $30 for 30 minutes or $60 for an hour
Skype: $30 for 30 minutes, or $55 for an hour
I offer lessons over the internet, using video chat software, generally
Skype. It can seem weird at first, but it actually works quite
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
What do you need for Skype lessons?
A computer and web
Most modern laptops come with a built-in webcam. Desktop
will need an external webcam, which might cost anywhere from
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
Video chat software.
Skype 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
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
it is that you're hoping to get out of a lesson or lessons and I'll do
Email me if
you'd like to setup a Skype lesson!