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Harp Day a Virtual Success

Over 30 members of the West Coast Harp Society participated in the on-line version of Harp Day 2020. It ran for the full day of Oct. 24, and the masterclass continued on Sunday morning for a number of students. 

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Harp Day returns

We're super excited to say that the Vancouver Harp Day is returning October 24th!  Except that this time it will be available to everyone, regardless of where you live, as it will come to you live on-line! 

The concept…

Gearing Up for on-line lessons

Students and teachers are all looking to maximize their time and energy while teaching from home. Marilyn Rummel has written a series of articles on her www.harpcanadastudio.com website detailing all the gear she has invested in or researched to…

Island Mountain Arts Harp School goes on-line

Good news for those who have been waiting - IMA will offer an on-line program this summer. Registrants will participate in a live on-line two-hour class each morning with their instructor and their harp, there will be one "special topics"…

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Harps for Hope in Ireland

Ann B has written to share some interesting info about Harps for Hope:

Harp Ireland are hosting Harps for Hope: a series of harp performances by renowned and new Irish Harpers, to promote the harp, offer solace, and support

3 on-line Summer workshops start next week

Marilyn Rummel is doing 3 on-line workshops this summer - a chance to study at home, rather than on Vancouver Island, where she has her studios.

Each class is 6 sessions, on alternate weeks from June - August…

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Supporting artists~

We all know how many bazillion concerts have been cancelled and what a financial blow that is to those who make most of their living that way.   We received a nice note from Lesley Hartford this week, which we're posting…

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Apps for rhythm and ear training

Let's have a discussion about good apps for ear-training, rhythm, and theory. 

Harp Column magazine had a good article on this. https://harpcolumn.com/blog/theres-an-app-for-that/  but you need a subscription to read it. 

Here's another good page to peruse for ideas…

Sasha Boldachev in Vancouver April 3 and 4th

As the first event in our April harp festival we are thrilled to welcome Sasha Boldachev back to Vancouver.  He'll play a solo harp program  Friday, April 3rd, 7 pm called Frédéric and Freddy: music of Chopin and Freddy Mercury…