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.
$37 Canadian for a
half hour lesson and $65
(CND) for an hour.
Email me for
availability or if you have any questions!
Cancellation policy- Paypal, cheque, cash or
etransfer are all accepted. Payment for the upcoming
month's lesson required, payable at the last lesson of
Part of booking a lesson is reserving that time slot.
Cancellations are disruptive and to be avoided if at all
possible, but I know sometimes things come up. If you do
need to cancel a lesson, please let me know as soon as
possible! I charge full price for lessons
cancelled with less than 24 hours notice (except
in case of illness).
Payment for lessons cancelled with more than 24 hours
notice will be rolled into next month (or refunded if
you're taking a break/stopping lessons). Similarly, if I
have to cancel a lesson for any reason, that payment will
carry over into next month.
While 24 hours is the cutoff before I start charging for a
cancelled lesson, I really want as much lead time as
3 or more weeks
notice - perfect, I can't ask for anything more!
1 week's notice -
i.e. letting me know at your lesson that you can't make
next week's lesson - acceptable, though not ideal.
Less than a week's notice
- less than ideal and to be avoided if at all possible.
Less 24 hours notice
(except in case of illness) - full charge for that
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
Please take your shoes off in the entryway.
Scent free zone! Please refrain from wearing perfume or
Harps: I have pedal and lever harps available to use for
our lesson, though of course you're welcome to bring your
Coaching sessions now available
Not looking for regular lessons but interested
in having a coaching session with me? Check out
the details here.
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
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.
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.
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.
I 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 instead).