Harp Teachers Gathering

During the pandemic we enjoyed connecting with friends and customers throughout the world.  We attended meetings, lessons, conversations.  Our world became friendlier and larger.  So… we decided to start a series of “conversations” on harp teaching ideas. A gathering place for harp teachers, if you will.  We integrated a few other topics, but we’re putting them under the same heading for ease of organization.  Those meetings (still ongoing) are in chronological order below. Please join in the fun and learning.

October 9, 2023 at 3pm Central. Chicago Area Harpist Annette Bjorling demonstrates the use of Andres’ Friandises as a tool for harp teachers. Register HERE

September 14, 2023.  Christa Grix and Denise Grupp-Verbon present tips on fingering, memorization, and more.  Please register HERE.  The date is Thursday, September 14 at 4pm Eastern, 3pm Central. 

August 7, 2023.  Fall Repertoire and Teaching with Creativity – presenters:  Kimberly Snaufer DeRosa and Tammy Kazmierczak. REPLAY.

July 6, 2023. Intermediate Repertoire presented by  Merynda Adams and Stephanie Bennett.  REPLAY

May 27, 2023 Harp Teachers Gathering.  Topic:  Lower Intermediate Repertoire. Presenters:  Robbin Gordon-Cartier, Julietta Rabens, Kimberly Snaufer DeRosa, Mary Muckle and Annette Bjorling.  REPLAY

October 10, 2022 – The Aging Harpist, presented by Mary Radspinner.  Ask Mary for the replay link.  maryradspinner@gmail.com

September 13, 2022  In The Mode with Karen Peterson, Verlene Schermer and Joanna Mell. Verlene and Joanna have a history of books on modes, and Karen presents her new book Enjoy the Modes


June 28, 2022 Cindy Horstman presents Fun with Arranging for the Harp. We were very happy when Cindy volunteered to give this workshop.  Have paper and something to write with because there are same really good tips! REPLAY

June 20, 2022  The Gigging Harpist presented by Kim Perkins.  Excellent for those wanting to get back into gigging or start, or freshen up. REPLAY

November 11, 2021  Zoe Coppola presents her “Happy Harps” Method. REPLAY

October 13, 2021 Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher presents a detailed process for publishing from start to finish.  REPLAY

October 11, 2023 Kathleen Bride answers questions about teaching harp at all levels.  REPLAY

August 31, 2021  Angi Bemiss covers a huge about of material about copyrights and arrangements. REPLAY

August 10, 2021 – Stephanie Curcio presents a comprehensive dialog on her history as a teacher, methods, techniques, and much more. This a wonderfully all-encompassing presentation for all harp teachers. Stephanie’s book is an excellent companion to this video:  American Harpist  REPLAY

July 6, 2021 Writing for Ensembles with Anna Thormahlen Jenkins, Mary Muckle and Anna Dunwoodie.  Join these talented and very experienced teachers to learn more about writing and playing ensembles.  REPLAY

June 1, 2021  Our very first Harp Teachers Gathering presentation.  New Zealand’s Anna Dunwoodie shows up tips on hand position, practicing and repertoire.  She references repertoire that is not necessarily common to those in the US.  REPLAY

February 15, 2022 – Robbin Gordon-Cartier and Mike Connors discuss the harp programs they have facilitated.  Questions by Kim Perkins.  Mary Radspinner, moderator.  REPLAY