The First Steps - Course 2

The 2nd Course in the Beginner Harp Series, with 4 Weeks of intensive video lessons

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Course 2 provides the Second Intensive 'Month' of Harp Lessons. It is designed for those who have taken the First Steps Course 1 (A+B), for those who would like to refresh their understanding of what it takes to play the harp, and for teachers of beginning harp students.

The course leads the participant through four weeks of Video lessons divided into easy to follow steps, and includes ca 130 minutes of short videos. The numerous close-up videos and photos are an ideal supplement for visual learners.

It covers: Replacing in different directions; Playing two notes at once; Playing a scale with two hands in different keys; Arpeggios and Flat chords in different keys - using exercises and first pieces.

The First Steps Courses are suitable for lever or pedal harp with any number of strings/levers. Music used is from Milldred Dilling's 'Old Tunes for New Harpists'. If you don't have the music you will still be able to follow the inserts in the videos, as in Course 1.

You can move at your own pace: choose to watch just the exercise and one piece to understand and practice the new technical concept; watch and learn the additional pieces to spend more time getting comfortable and leaning more about the concept; watch the explanations of harmony and how a Major key works, or skip ahead if this is something you know already.

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.

All prices are in US$.

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:

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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