STOP PRESS !!! 21st August, 2022. AFTERNOON HARP WORKSHOP AT DEVON HARP CENTRE WITH LILY NEILL. £45. 2 1/2 hours
Small group – 5 places only. 2 1/2 hour session with short break (tea/coffee and biscuits served!). This workshop explores contrasting repertoire from the U.S. and Eastern Europe. We will look at stylist elements and tackle a few techniques “brain teasers” that can be used not only to strengthen your tone and articulation, but can also be applied as arrangement tools to help develop a free-flowing style all your own.
We will take the workshop at a relaxed pace, with plenty of time to delve into details and take questions. The workshop will be taught using sheet music as well as by ear, and is open to players of all levels of experience, though students who have been playing for at least 2 years will gain maximum benefit.
About Lily Neill:
Lily Neill holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Irish Music and Dance from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a Master of Music degree from Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. She also studied in Vilnius at The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Lily tours internationally as a solo artist, performing original compositions alongside an eclectic repertoire of music from around the world.
At the moment, we are open on Fridays and Saturdays 12.00 – 5.00 pm, but we can open most other days by appointment if you want to try out a harp, or for servicing/repairs. And we can still post strings and accessories, and answer queries by email 7 days per week.
We have installed a Winix air purification system in the teaching room, and are teaching one-to-one lessons (no group lessons yet). We ask that customers still use the antibacterial hand gel dispenser on entry, and wear a face mask in the shop. All instruments and strings and other surfaces are wiped down after use with antibacterial wipes.
Thank you for your patience, everyone !
The Devon Harp Centre is located in the High Street of one of Devon’s oldest market towns, Totnes.
Totnes is a historic town full of musicians, artists, potters and craftspeople – there are plenty of small independent shops and cafes, and it is a great place to relax and enjoy a coffee after a harp lesson.
We rent and sell lever harps, lyre harps, healing harps and harp sheet music, and we have a calm and peaceful teaching studio where you can have just one single 30 minute ‘taster’ session for £18, or further full 50 minute lessons for £32 each – regular or occasional – whichever suits you best.
Learning to play the harp is not difficult – reading music is not always necessary. It does not have to be expensive either. The harp is one of the most beautiful instruments – its healing sounds are recognised by music therapists all over the world, and learning to play harp is a very enjoyable and satisfying journey. At the Devon Harp Centre, we play and love harps, and will do our best to show you what a magical experience learning to play the harp can be.