Dynamic Harps Virtual Harp Ensemble – Spring 2022

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Dynamic Harps Virtual Harp Ensemble

FREE 10 WEEK HARP ENSEMBLE COURSE!

Please make sure you sign up for FREE via Ruzuku by following this link >>HERE<<.

A FREE offering to all harpists around the globe to come together in friendship, peace and harmony to enjoy our wonderful instrument and distract ourselves from COVID-19.

Are you in?!

Please make sure you sign up for FREE via Ruzuku by following this link >>HERE<<.

What? A 10-week harp ensemble course aimed at all levels.

When? Tuesday evenings 8.00pm-9.30pm GMT, weekly from 4th January 2020 (excluding 22nd February)

Where? Online via Zoom

How? With your computer or smartphone and harp

Who? Anyone anywhere in the world wishing to enjoy harp music with friends, to take our minds off COVID-19 

Commitment! The 10 weeks will be progressive so attendance (or re-watching) of each session will be necessary.

Cost? I am making this FREE so it is accessible whatever your circumstance. I want this experience to be available to everyone so we can all help each other to be ok during this very exceptional time. I wish I was a nurse or a doctor and could practically do something, but I am not, I am a harpist. So, this is the best I can come up with to do be useful, I hope it will be great fun!

For anyone feeling uncomfortable about this being free, you are welcome to choose to pay 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the fee I usually charge for a 10 week face to face class, but this is not compulsory and please only pay a fee is you are able and want to.

Are you in?!

Please make sure you sign up for FREE via Ruzuku by following this link >>HERE<<.

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Dynamic Harps Virtual Harp Ensemble

FREE 10 WEEK HARP ENSEMBLE COURSE!

STARTING on 4th January 2022

A FREE offering to all harpists around the globe to come together in friendship, peace and harmony to enjoy our wonderful instrument and distract ourselves from COVID-19.

Are you in?!

Please make sure you sign up for FREE via Ruzuku by following this link >>HERE<<.

What? A 10-week harp ensemble course aimed at all levels.

When? Tuesday evenings 8.00pm-9.30pm GMT, weekly from 4th January 2020 (excluding 22nd February)

Where? Online via Zoom

How? With your computer or smartphone and harp

Who? Anyone anywhere in the world wishing to enjoy harp music with friends, to take our minds off COVID-19 

I had been teaching Dynamic Harps weekly since 2013, when suddenly in March 2020 we of course had to stop meeting. At that moment it seemed more important than ever to share the joy of music and community, so we took the ensemble online and haven’t looked back! We usually have anything from 45-90 harpists at the live online and over 300 harpists subscribed to the ensemble accessing the sheet music content, it is a total joy and privilege to work with everyone in the group. 

How can we be an ensemble online?! Well we can’t in the true sense, but I have given this some very deep thought and  score our parts slightly differently than I do for face to face, so that I can teach the ensemble music in a way is still enjoyable and satisfying even though you will only be able to hear yourself and me playing most of the time.The sessions will be interactive and I will occasionally ask willing individuals to unmute and play to me from time to time to make sure we are all learning and getting the rhythms etc. You will be emailed music in advance of the rehearsals so you can print it out ready to play from, this will be sent out no later than 3rd January 2021. I will use Zoom as the platform for us to meet, this can be accessed via computers or via smart phones.

Are you in?!

Please make sure you sign up for FREE via Ruzuku by following this link >>HERE<<.

I will make sure that we include a social element in all this, we will be able to chat by text and have a ‘tea break’ where we can unmute and natter in the middle and after the lessons. We use breakout rooms for this so we can chat in smaller groups. If you prefer not to stop by to chat you might at that point choose to switch off your camera and have break. At the end of the sessions I also leave the Zoom room open so you can chat to harp friends across the globe.

A bonus of all this is that if you can’t make a session live you will be able to access a replay afterwards, and anything you want to double check later you will be able to jump back into a previous lesson to re-watch and remind yourself.

We will have an end of term online concert on the 15th March 2022 and if the stars align perhaps mark this with an in person workshop on the following weekend, if Wales in the UK are allowing meeting up at that point in time.

PLEASE NOTE  – This is ensemble learning, not to replace anything you are doing already with your studies or regular lessons. This is an extra add on! 

What will I expect from you?

Commitment! The 10 weeks will be progressive so attendance (or re-watching) of each session will be necessary.

Cost? I am making this FREE so it is accessible whatever your circumstance. I want this experience to be available to everyone so we can all help each other to be ok during this very exceptional time. I wish I was a nurse or a doctor and could practically do something, but I am not, I am a harpist. So, this is the best I can come up with to do be useful, I hope it will be great fun!

For anyone feeling uncomfortable about this being free, you are welcome to choose to pay 25%, 50% or 75% of the fee I usually charge for a 10 week face to face class, but this is not compulsory and please only pay a fee is you are able and want to.

Are you in?!

Please make sure you sign up via Ruzuku by following this link >>HERE<<.

See you online!

With all best wishes,

Shelley Fairplay

www.FairplayHarpSchool.com

Here are some testimonials from the last 10 week online ensemble course! 

Shelley’s teaching was brilliant making people feel at ease and encouraging for the early harpist as well as the more advanced. Excellent well done.

Shelley is a generous, fun and extremely apt teacher. Having completed her free beta version of Dynamic Harps Virtual Ensemble, I would not hesitate to take a paid class with Shelley in the future. She really knows how to teach to multiple levels at once and the music is beautiful!

What an amazing experience! I loved the welcoming feeling I got each time I signed on for our weekly practices. No matter what your level you will feel wanted and appreciated. Shelley’s enthusiasm, energetic and down to earth personality combined with her teaching skills always left me feeling happy that I learned new things and looking forward to the next week’s practice. From learning about the importance of shapes, new warm-ups, kerfuffles, glissandos, and on an on the Dynamic Harp Virtual Ensemble is just that – DYNAMIC!

Shelley has so much enthusiasm, drive and passion for teaching the harp. She is determined to ensure everyone gets the best possible experience. The ensemble was an amazing experience and I felt so welcome and valued. She truly wanted everyone to enjoy the experience and stopped at nothing to provide the best experience possible. Thank you so much Shelley! I will certainly be doing more courses/workshops with Shelley in future and would definitely recommend.

Shelley’s energy is out of this world. She provided this workshop and harp ensemble for harpists worldwide during the pandemic, which was a weekly lifeline for me and I’m sure others. The effort she puts into preparation for all levels, making pieces interesting and fun, accessible to all, flexible, challenging, pushing you to improve, is all so inspiring. Shelley you are fantastic! Thank you for the bottom of my heart!

Shelley is a breath of fresh air with her exuberant, fun but reassuring teaching style. I treasured Being a part of this virtual ensemble during the pandemic and would happily sign up for other harp adventures with Shelley

This ensemble was a remarkable experience. Shelley is such a supportive, encouraging, creative, intuitive teacher. Her energy comes through the screen. She can somehow tell how more than 70 students are learning and target just what we needed to succeed. Shelley somehow makes it seem like yes, of course, we are all wonderful musicians no matter what our background or experience. The arrangements were all beautiful and accessible to all levels. Her arrangements and improvisation exercises taught me more than years of trying to figure out music theory and arranging on my own. I learned so much about playing as part of an ensemble, learning to embrace imperfection, and how to have fun with music in a way I never had before being part of this wonderful group.

 

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