Teaching

Hilary playing the harp

Teaching has always proved extremely rewarding to me, watching pupils develop and improve over the years.

As a qualified harp teacher, I have developed a wealth of experience teaching both pedal and lever harp ranging from beginners to graduate level. I always encourage those who can, to perform whether as a soloist, as part of an ensemble or with an orchestra and for some, this has culminated in membership of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

The harp appeals to all ages (I have taught children as young as 6 and adults as mature as 80!) although I advise any prospective student to have a basic understanding of music before embarking upon lessons. This enables the pupil to concentrate on technique and the enjoyment of playing.

Should you wish to go down the traditional route my exam history is exemplary - no pupil having ever failed and over 90% gaining a distinction at Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. However, I always endeavour to make the lessons enjoyable for both pupil and teacher alike. Individual lessons can be taken at home or with the schools and colleges where I have developed a good teaching practice.