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So you wanna be a
ROCK-(ST)HARPIST?!

Whether your goal is to be the next featured soloist performing Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro, learning a Taylor Swift song or both, I will help you get there!

Let’s take a deeper look…

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In my studio you can expect...

The
Rock-(st)harpist
Foundation

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Music Fundamentals:

Learning to read and interpret music

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Theory Lessons:

Consider this like learning the ABC’s of the musical language

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Music (duh! 😉):

You'll learn scales, arpeggios, etudes, and standard repertoire 

BUT ALSO

a student’s-choice “fun piece” to make you really shine!

 

(Selections have included Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Dr. Dre, Stranger Things, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, video game music, etc.)

Harp studio
Harp studio recital

Being a Rock-(st)harpist means you're a well-rounded harpist who not only slays at the harp but you’re also part of a harp community! 

Check out these Rock-(st)harpists

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Have you ever heard of harp ensemble?
 

Imagine...

You have a dream where you get to see heaven, and you're greeted by an army of harpists

That's what harp ensemble sounds like!

 

One of the biggest pros about being a harpist is that no accompaniment is needed to sound extraordinarily beautiful!

 

On the flip-side, one of the biggest cons about being a harpist is that we oftentimes don’t get the opportunity to make music with others or get ensemble experience until we’re thrown in the fire as a completely lost college freshman or in an intimidating setting.

 

Knowing how to play with others and combine various parts into one larger, cohesive piece of music is vital to being a musician! Plus, have you ever heard how magical a harp ensemble sounds? 

All students have the opportunity to play in harp ensemble!

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Students playing in harp ensemble

Listen here!

Studio Classes

Do you experience "stage fright" when you play in front of others?

Who doesn't?

Studio class is where we beat the nerves! AKA we all get together and play for each other in a non-stressful and VERY supportive environment. This gives students incremental goals as well as a practice “performance” opportunity while also educating students on how to listen and talk about music.

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Did someone say
Taco Tuesday?

 

Harp student field trip to Nashville Harp Society workshop
Harp studio field trip to Austin Peay State University

 

Studio recitals,

field trips

and parties!
 

Who doesn’t love a good taco Tuesday or ice-cream social?

 

In this studio we always do things to support each other like attend Clarksville Youth Orchestra concerts or get an inside look at what it means to be a college harp student by observing orchestra rehearsals at APSU.

 

We go learn together at the Nashville Harp Society harp maintenance workshops or make our own Circle of Fifths out of paper and stickers. AND we wear matching tshirts. We have FUN!

Annnnddd my favorite part…

Once you’re a part of my harp family, you’ll always have me, your #1 fan and mentor on your side as well as a FAB group of Rock-(st)harpists to belong to.

 

Learning a musical instrument is a fulfilling experience that greatly shaped who I am today. It is a joy and privilege for me to share my knowledge and expertise, but most importantly, to share the gift of music with you.

 

Music is a means by which we get to experience life…

 Let’s grab a harp and go ROCK ON!

What people are saying

I’m a very curious person and I love to know the ‘why’ behind new techniques and concepts. Mrs. Claire always elaborates on the reason behind what we’re learning and how I can use it in the future.

Ellenie (student)

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