Follow Your Harp!

ARE YOU FOLLOWING YOUR HARP DREAMS? Ready, Steady, Go! Right now there are three different levels of START HARP 12 week online courses running with over 30 harp students working away in them, all over the world. It is invigorating and inspiring to see the dedication and progress of all these harpists and I am … Read more

Dreams to Reality – START HARP!

Two years ago I had a dream, a burning desire, a passion to make something that I had long imagined calling START HARP. I wanted to make harp accessible for those living in remote areas, for people with hectic schedules, for those on a budget not able to go for an expensive harp, for people … Read more

Are you looking to learn the harp?!

START HARP – Three 12 weeks courses Level 1, 2 and 3 Courses starting in January, April and September each year. Full details regarding the course are available >>HERE<< Brand New Online Harp Classes for Beginners Tutor: Harpist Shelley Fairplay Are you looking to study harp for the very first time? Join this exciting new way to study harp technique, theory and musicianship … Read more

START HARP Questions Answered on FACEBOOK LIVE!

START HARP FACEBOOK LIVE! Over the past few weeks I have been receiving lots of questions regarding the online START HARP courses, so I decided to answer some of them on FACEBOOK LIVE so anyone interested can access them! Here are the two videos so far, if you have a question just get in touch … Read more

Keeping Harp Students Engaged and Progressing Online

I created the online START HARP course to give more people the opportunity to learn to play the harp in an affordable and flexible way, no matter where they live. (Find out more about Start Harp.) But there is a potential for students to feel disengaged and for their progression to grind to a halt … Read more

Is the Harp an Elitist Instrument?

People perceive the harp as only accessible to a privileged few, but is this true, and more importantly, does it need to be true? This is a question that”s troubled me for a while and driven the development of my online START HARP course. Yes, absolutely, an instrument costing £1000 or more is a huge … Read more

Three Reasons I Love Teaching the Harp Online

Creating START HARP as an online course has opened up a whole new world to me! I”ve always enjoyed teaching but never thought I would enjoy running an online course so much. (Find out more about STARTHARP.) Why do I enjoy it? Here are my top three reasons! 1. Bringing music to life I LOVE … Read more

From Blue Peter to an Online Harp Course!

Since January 2016, I”ve been testing my new online course – START HARP. I”m excited to be running a course which is flexible, affordable and accessible to everyone, no matter where they live. (Find out more about START HARP.) Working hard to encourage people of all ages and musical abilities to start playing this amazing … Read more

Why Everyone Should Play the Harp!

The harp is, in my opinion, the GREATEST beginner instrument of all time! As long as it is in tune (which, thank goodness, due to modern technology we can do with an app on our iPhones or with an electronic tuner) the harp will sound great whatever notes you play. So often people tell me … Read more

Creating an Online Harp Course: What I’ve Learned

Now that the START HARP Level 1 and 2 classes have been completed for the first time with a wonderful group of budding harpists, I know I”ve developed a rose-tinted view of what creating an online class is like! So, I thought it would be interesting to revisit some of the challenges I faced while … Read more

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