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The First Steps - Course 1 A + B

A Beginner Harp Course in 4 Weeks

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The full Course 1 provides the basics of Harp Technique for beginners, and those who would like to refresh their understanding of what it takes to play the harp. It leads the participant through four weeks of beginning lessons on the harp, and includes over 100 minutes of short videos.

You may choose to enroll in Course 1A first, which includes the first week of lessons (with lots of video material!), before deciding to continue on to Course 1B. Choose the full Course 1A+B as a package to save $50.

The First Steps course is designed for beginners and teachers, and covers the fundamentals of harp technique in simple steps, addressing the 2 Basic Aspects of Playing the Harp, using exercises and first pieces. It is suitable for lever or pedal harp with any number of strings/levers.

The course is currently set up for one person per enrollment use only.

To include a one-on-one lesson to complement this course, enroll in the Skype Lesson Course as well.

"So much substance in just the first 2 lessons...I cannot just go thru without it becoming part of who I am at the harp. I am allowing the techniques you are bringing to be an integral part of how I listen, view and approach the harp.
Thank you so very much for this very Rich course" C.M. - USA

"Just wanting to say how helpful your videos are for someone who is a visual learner and wants to get the technique right." C.Q. - Australia

"I am finding these lessons very clear--both your explanations and the videos. I like the 'breaks', creating short sequences; I like the key words appearing sporadically, and seeing both hands/from both sides is also helpful...Remarkably prompt and thorough in answering any questions I had. It is clear that you sincerely want us to learn to play the harp properly and beautifully. M.D. - (USA)

All prices are in US$.

For more information contact: alicegilesharp@gmail.com




Your Instructor


Alice Giles
Alice Giles

Alice Giles is one of the world’s leading harpists, and also a dedicated and inspiring teacher. Winner of the prestigious 8th Israel International Harp Contest, she performs extensively as soloist and gives master-classes word-wide. Australian born, she studied in the US and spent many years living in Germany before returning to her roots, where she lives in rural New South Wales. Always ready for an adventure she has even performed on Mawson Station in Antarctica. She is Director of the Seven Harp Ensemble and Artistic Director of the non-profit company Harp Centre Australia. See more about Alice: www.alicegiles.com


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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