Shelley Fairplay’s next 12-week START HARP and The Flourishing Harpist courses begin on the 17th September 2023. If you book today you will also be invited to join the current course as a ‘sneak a peek’ student at no extra cost. All LEVELS will run simultaneously and places are limited. Take the START HARP quiz >>HERE<< to find YOUR level!

To hear Deborah Henson-Conant interview Shelley about the START HARP courses and 3 LEVELS view FREE webinar replay >>HERE<<.

Learn to play the harp in the comfort of your own home

Whatever time of the day or night suits you, without the isolation and frustration of self-study

Hello and a very warm welcome to you, fellow harp enthusiast!

My name is Shelley Fairplay, I am totally delighted to share my enthusiasm with you for this incredible instrument, the harp. I look forward to connecting with you, I am passionate about sharing music and passing on knowledge and joy of this instrument to harpists of all levels and ages. It is my lifetime goal to help as many people as possible enjoy studying, playing and listening to the harp in the happiest way possible and to the very best of their ability. Learning as part of this supportive online Fairplay Harp School community is a truly empowering and enriching experience and I want you to be part of it too!”

About your teacher

Shelley Fairplay is a soloist, arranger, coach, ensemble leader and creator of the online Fairplay Harp School. Her 20+ years of teaching experience is far reaching, ranging from one-to-one lessons from beginner to university level, ensemble teaching regularly and as a guest tutor for groups and harp festivals, whole class music teaching including specifically for harp and of course online teaching since 2016 with highly structured, comprehensive learning programs including established twelve week courses START HARP and The Flourishing Harpist, six week courses, IMMERSION workshops and the Dynamic Harps Virtual Ensemble.

She is one of the very few harpists in the world to hold all the following music and teaching qualifications:

  • Masters in music from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (MMus)
  • Degree in Music from Cardiff University (BMus)
  • Fully qualified school teacher (PGCE)
  • Teaching diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  • Grade 8 with Distinction on the harp

There are many ways you can join Fairplay Harp School

Join Shelley’s Once a Month Live Dynamic Harps Virtual Ensemble
Take the FREE IMMERSION Course
Join the Fairplay Harp School Facebook Page

NEW Subscribe monthly on Patreon

Patreon level 1 

Become a member of an online highly supportive harp community, join fellow harp enthusiasts across the globe in a safe space for sharing ideas, celebrating harp highs and gaining support through our harp challenges. Harpists joining together in peace and harmony via Patreon.

Patreon level 2 

Receive a PDF of sheet music of 1 solo piece, provided as arrangement AND lead sheet. The piece will be available in two arrangements, Pedal and/Lever. Join the online community via Subscription, visit Shelley’s Patreon account to find out more.

Patreon level 3 

Gain access to the once a month Q & A Session, ask anything you like and connect in Zoom with fellow harp enthusiasts. Join the online community via Subscription, visit Shelley’s Patreon account to find out more.

Patreon level 4 

Gain access to the monthly IMMERSION courses. You can access these videos in your own time or you can attend live for the recording session once a month. Video lessons for the monthly sheet music solo piece (and occasionally with FREE bonus second piece!)

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