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 in person at my home in Victoria, BC and all over the world
via Skype. I work with a wide
variety of skills levels and ages, lever and pedal harps. I try to
support each student in whatever goals they have! My Harp Tuesday episodes should
give you a good idea of my teaching style.
$36 Canadian for a
half hour lesson and $63 (CND)
for an hour.
Email me for
availability or if you
have any questions!
(in-person or Skype):
24 hour notice required
(except for illness)
If you need to cancel a lesson, please let me know as soon as possible!
Part of booking a lesson is reserving that time slot. I charge full
price for lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
things to know:
Please park on the street.
If you arrive early you may need to wait in your car - I don't have a
waiting room and may be teaching or otherwise unable to let you in. I
try to start and end my lessons on time :)
Please take your shoes off in the entryway.
Scent free zone! Please refrain from wearing perfume or strong scents.
Harps: I have pedal and lever harps available to use for our lesson,
though of course you're welcome to bring your own harp.
Payment: Cheque, cash or etransfer are all accepted. Generally I just
do payment on a lesson by lesson basis, but you're welcome to pre-pay
for a "block" of lessons. If your plans change, I will refund any
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).
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
and/or getting a separate USB microphone for better quality.
use Paypal for payment - I'll send you a Paypal invoice which you'll be
able to pay with any major credit card or with a Paypal account. (Note
that for Skype lessons within Canada I prefer to use etransfers