The First Steps - Course 1 for Teaching Studios

A Beginner Harp Course to support learning the fundamentals in the teaching studio

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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. Organised into 4 basic progressive lessons, it can be used as a supplement at home for the first series of lessons with a teacher. It is invaluable for a student to be able to listen to explanations in their own time, in short segments repeatedly, and to absorb the actions visually. The course includes over 100 minutes of short videos which can be viewed in any order.

The First Steps course addresses 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 Studio Course allows access for maximum 12 people. A nominated head of Studio (ie teacher, music school administrator) will need to provide the names of participants via email. This can be renewed at any time. A password re-set by the administrator once a year can ensure the registration of past students does not overload the allocated number.

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)

Price is in AUS$.

For more information contact: [email protected]

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:

Courses Included with Purchase

The First Steps - Course 2
The 2nd Course in the Beginner Harp Series, with 4 Weeks of intensive video lessons
Alice Giles

Original Price: $100

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course is available as long as the subscription is active, and the number of students accessing the course does not exceed 12.
How long do I have access to the course?
Access to the course goes for as long as the teacher in charge of the course provides the student access. This can be in the form of a passowrd which is current for a certain length of time for example.
How can the number of students accessing the course be regulated?
The course administrator (Alice Giles) will allow access for a maximum of 12 IP addresses.

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