Somerset Folk Harp Festival
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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.

Carolyn Dealgrainne hambly
Deborah Henson-Conantbilly jackson
Kim Robertsonkim robertson
Sunita Staneslow
sunita staneslow
Eduardo Betancourteduardo betancourt
Maeve Gilchristmaeve gilchrist
Liza JensenLiza Jensen
Mairi Chaimbeul
mairi chaimbeul

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Time Workshop Presenter Level
Thurs. 1-2:30pm Snappy Strathspeys Rachel Hair Int.
Thurs. 3-4:30pm Cape Breton's Scottish Influences Ailie Robertson Int.
Thurs. 10am-4:30pm Beginners Boot Camp Debbie Brewin-Wilson Nov.-Beg
Thurs. 1-2:30pm Play El Condor Pasa Nicolas Carter Int.
Thurs. 1-2:30pm Youth Harp Program: Day 1 Meet & Greet Dominique Dodge Beg-Int
Fri. 9:30-11am Beginners Boost #1 Debbie Brewin-Wilson Nov.-Beg
Fri. 9:30-11am Cantigas de Santa Maria Tomoko Sugawara Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Cut the Crap! Deborah Henson-Conant Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Double-Strung Harp: Introduction Carolyn Deal Int.
Fri. 9:30-11am Fingering Tips & Tricks Sunita Staneslow Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Youth Harp Program: Day 2 Dominique Dodge Beg-Int
Fri. 11:30am-12:15pm DIY harp maintenance 1: Knot Tying Liza Jensen Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Cross-strung Harp 101 John Metras Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Double-strung harp: First Steps Joy Hoffman Beg.
Fri. 1:30-3pm Music Reading 101 Robbin Gordon-Cartier Beg.
Fri. 1:30-3pm Secrets to Effective Practicing Maeve Gilchrist Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Simplify Your Music Sunita Staneslow Beg-Int
Fri. 1:30-3pm Venezuelan Folk Music 101 Eduardo Betancourt Beg-Int
Fri. 3:30-5pm Core Arpeggios Maeve Gilchrist Int.
Fri. 3:30-5pm Double-Strung Harp: More Techniques Carolyn Deal Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Intro to the Blues Deborah Henson-Conant Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Prevent Injury & Play Better and Faster Alfredo Ortiz Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Swing into Merengue Eduardo Betancourt Int
Sat. 9:30-11am Beginners Boost #2 Debbie Brewin-Wilson Nov.-Beg
Sat. 9:30-11am Celestial Harmonies of Harps Long Ago Christa Patton Int-Adv
Sat. 9:30-11am Christmas Carol Creativity Kim Robertson Int.
Sat. 9:30-11am Double-strung harp 201 Joy Hoffman Beg-Int
Sat. 9:30-11am Improvising with Venezuela’s Tropical Music Eduardo Betancourt Int-Adv
Sat. 9:30-11am Perform with Passion Deborah Henson-Conant Any
Sat. 9:30-11am Rhythm Workout Maeve Gilchrist Int.
Sat. 9:30-11am Youth Harp Program: Day 3 Dominique Dodge Beg-Int
Sat. 11:30am-12:15pm DIY harp maintenance 2: Tuning Liza Jensen Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Arpeggios 101 Sunita Staneslow Beg
Sat. 1:30-3pm Double-Strung Harp: Improvisation Carolyn Deal Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Exploring Latin Rhythms Eduardo Betancourt Int
Sat. 1:30-3pm Music Reading 201 Robbin Gordon-Cartier Beg.
Sat. 3:30-5pm Desmystify Learning by Ear Mairi Chaimbeul Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Harp Regulation & Maintenance Liza Jensen Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Henry plays harp Christa Patton Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Prevent Injury & Play Better and Faster Alfredo Ortiz Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Arpeggio Diversity Sunita Staneslow Int.
Sun. 9-10:30am Harpers' Escape at Somerset (advanced level): Sunday Add-on Grainne Hambly Adv.
Sun. 9-10:30am Japanese Folk Songs Tomoko Sugawara Beg-Int
Sun. 9-10:30am Pick a Chord, Any Chord Sharon Thormahlen Beg.
Sun. 9-10:30am Youth Harp Program: Day 4 Dominique Dodge Beg-Int
Sunday Sunday Add-ons must register in advance!    
Sun. 9am-5pm Double-Strung Deep Dive: Sunday Add-on Carolyn Deal Int.
Sun. 9am-9pm Harpers' Escape at Somerset (3 levels): Sunday Add-on Hambly, Jackson, Brewin-Wilson Beg-Int-Adv
Sun. 9am-5pm Lead Sheet Boot Camp: Sunday Add-on Deborah Henson-Conant Any

Updated 02/26/20
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