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 Learn to Play - Introduction to the Harp 

A beginner series starts in May - 3 sessions, Saturday May 5, 19, 26 from 10-12

If you've thought of taking lessons but want a little try-on, or want a kickstart so you can go to Wells, or want to get on the waiting list for September lessons, this is for you!   $149, including a harp rental for the month, and the binder and book you need to get started.

Introduction to the Harp

Introduction to the Harp

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rental, materials and 3 two-hour sessions

Duncan Ensemble Class - term 2

Duncan Ensemble Class - term 2

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Feb - June

Duncan Adult Ensemble -  2, 4, 5th Wednesdays at 10 am. This is open to ALL LEVELS two five-month terms. $199 per term.  Register by email, and bring a cheque to your first lesson, or just click the link "add to cart" yellow button above to pay by paypal or visa.  Starts Sept 13th.

This is the registration for the second term Starting Feb. 1 -

Host a Workshop in your area

Marilyn is available to teach workshops just about anywhere if the booking is early enough! She taught adults and youth in China last summer, and her students had a wonderful learning experience by all accounts!

Her popular Harp Day workshops on the island serve multiple levels and teach technique and ideas about "how to play" with less focus on "what to play". A student said recently "I love these harp day workshops - you're inspiring and comfortable, and I leave energized". That was beautiful to hear, though I usually leave exhausted -  but that's my job! 

Workshops can be from 2 hours to 5 days. Here are a few recent offerings - but let me know what you would like to experience!

  • Ensemble playing for harps and other instruments  - adding flutes, violins, and recorders to a harp ensemble.  Some repertoire and ideas that are easy, enjoyable and beautiful.
  • Arpeggios and chords - all the beautiful ways we can combine these to make music for individual play or to enrich a group piece. Uses her own arrangements of folk and composed music.
  • Christmas Music - let's prepare 2 or 3 pieces for immediate and satisfying play that mixes and matches your skills and tools to create "arrangements" that you will play anew every time! These could be as short as 2 hour workshops, up to 2 four-hour classes.  Solo and multiple harp arrangements
  • Oh Canada Jam - in time for the sesquicentennial!   Playing those iconic Canadian tunes from a lead sheet. Both the tools and tunes.
  • Elements of music - Music theory  from the body's perspective. Our body is the instrument that plays other other instruments, and the rhythmic, tonal, and expressive elements of music are best learned in an embodied way. Using ideas from Dalcroze, Feldenkrais, and my own many years of teaching adults and children, this class will help students REALLY learn to count and to think musically.  Best in a series of one-hour classes, or as a 2 day workshop.
  • Chinese meets Celtic - and infusion of both elements for a delicious tea. Ideas from one culture can help us hear the other, in music and life!
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