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Skills & Technique Focus Area

Study with These Artists

These workshops will help you develop your harp skills and specific techniques for different kinds of music. This is a pretty broad topic area so please check the suggested playing levels as you're perusing this list. Pictured are just a few of the artists who are covering this topic.


alfredo ortiz
Alfredo Ortiz
Sunita Staneslow
debbie wilson
Debbie Brewin-Wilson
liza jensen
Liza Jensen
janet harbison
Carol Thompson

Sharon Thormahlen

Deborah Henson-Conant

Josh Layne


billy jackson
Nicolas Carter
Maeve Gilchrist
carl swanson
Dominique Dodge

Robbin Gordon-Cartier
Workshop Choices:

Time Workshop Presenter Level
1-2:30pm Rounds in the Round Ellen Tepper Beg.-Int.
1-2:30pm Youth Harp Program: Day 1 Meet & Greet Dominique Dodge Beg-Int.
3-4:30pm Latin Music Improvisations Nicolas Carter Int
Fri. 9:30-11am Basically Beginning I Debbie Brewin-Wilson Nov.-Beg
Fri. 9:30-11am Bass lines: going up, going down? Sunita Staneslow Beg-Int
Fri. 9:30-11am Secrets to Practicing Maeve Gilchrist Any
Fri. 11:30am DIY harp maintenance 1: Knot Tying Liza Jensen Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Music Theory: It's Not Rocket Science Edie Elkan Beg.
Fri. 1:30-3pm Play It Pretty Rhett Barnwell Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Blissful Tone & Timing Sunita Staneslow Int.
Fri. 3:30-5pm Building Muscle Memory Carol Thompson Beg.
Fri. 3:30-5pm Comfort Chords Sharon Thormahlen Beg.
Fri. 3:30-5pm Listening and Lead Sheets Josh Layne Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm No Levers, No Problem Cynthia Cathcart Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Rhythms & Sight-reading Robbin Gordon-Cartier Beg.-Int.
Sat. 9:30-11am Basically Beginning II Debbie Brewin-Wilson Nov.-Beg
Sat. 9:30-11am Cracking the Nutcracker: Tchaikovsky's cadenza Josh Layne Int.
Sat. 9:30-11am Fingering Tips & Tricks Sunita Staneslow Any
Sat. 9:30-11am Harp Regulation & Maintenance Liza Jensen Any
Sat. 9:30-11am Metronome is Your Friend Sharon Thormahlen Beg
Sat. 11:30am DIY harp maintenance 2: Tuning Liza Jensen Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Core Arpeggios Maeve Gilchrist Int-Adv
Sat. 1:30-3pm Technique Tune-up on Scales and Trills Josh Layne Beg.-Int.
Sat. 3:30-5pm Scintillating Special Effects Robbin Gordon-Cartier Int.
Sun. 9-10:30am Basically Beginning III Debbie Brewin-Wilson Nov.-Beg
Sun. 9-5pm Improv Expansion Sunday! Deborah Henson-Conant Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Love Your Levers Joanna Mell Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Music Between the Notes Josh Layne Any

If you find a mistake in any of these schedules pages please let me know!



Updated 4/17/17
Workshop descriptions and schedules are subject to change.