Play the harp!

There are a number of reasons to play the harp!

 

The harp is a very unique instrument in the history of music. Remember! It is the oldest known stringed instrument.

 

An elegant looking and sounding instrument.

 

 

In 1990, my first year at the Conservatory in Bourg-La-Reine in France.

"I really don't remember why do I decide to play the harp. I was 4 years old when I said to my parents that what I wanted to play.

At the time there wasn't a lot of possibilities to learn this unknown instrument. I was really lucky!

I always grew up with a harp. For me it's a quite normal situation! Its beautiful and magic sound was there beckoning to me from my earliest childhood."

 

Studying a musical instrument is one of the most important thing of the life. It can be a constructive way to express who you are and what you are feeling. Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity.

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument.

We are compelled by it. We are provoked by it. We are moved by it. We are inspired by it. We feel connected to it.

Few years later...

I took the position of harp instructor at the School of Arts in Marcoussis, France.

Why play the harp?

Play the harp it's played an historic instrument. Harps have been known since antiquity in Asia, Africa and Europe, dating back at least as early as 3500 BC.

 

This instrument is very encourageant. Your first notes sound beautiful. Even practice sounds good as a piano.

 

Be original, be different, be unique.

Choose an alternative easy instrument for beginners other than the famous piano even if it stays a wonderful instrument.

 

Playing encourages freedom of thought and expression. Creating beautiful music is very satisfying. You can play different kinds of music with a harp. It can be played solo or in an orchestra.

 

Harps come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and weights for just the right fit. Most harps are between two feet to six feet tall and have 22 to 47 strings. You can start to learn the harp at the age of 5 years old. But you are not too old to start if you are an adult. There is a variety of music to fit your personal taste.

 

I use teaching the harp for all ages and any levels.

 

 

 

 

 

With my class of over 40 students at the Conservatory in Bourg-La-Reine in France

Why learn with me?

I've been a teacher for more 17 years. I have a solid experience with children and adults.

  • In 2005, I become a professor of harp studies at the Bourg-La-Reine Conservatory of Music in France. With my class of over 40 participants, I produce and direct a show about movie scores. A fabulous and incredible experience!
  • In 2012, I teach harp to about 30 students at the School of Arts in Marcoussis in France. I even organize the first course for harp in the Paris suburb of Cachan.
  • In February, 2014, I organize a workshop for the harp, at the School of Arts in Marcoussis. This project focused on the music of West Africa, and collaborating on this were two percussionnists from Burkina Faso: Lassina ZOUON and Salif DRAME. Several actors and dancers also collaborated on this project, as well as around thirty children. A concert to mark the end of the worshop was presented at the Salle Jean-Montaru, in Marcoussis.
  • In March, 2017, I decide to move to Los Angeles. I now teach the harp at the French Conservatory of Music in Beverly Hills. I also give private lessons.

 

 

I love teaching!

Music is my passion.

My first goal is to share it with the largest people who want play music.

Show about movie scores at the Conservatory of Music in France

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The little more is:

 

LEARN playing the harp while learning to speak French. I am a native french speaker. I'll be very exited to teach you a few words!!

 

A best way to learn a foreign language in original conditions!!

When your spirit is quiet, you learn better.

 

The soothing sounds of the harp are very relaxing. The full vibrant tones massage the entire body. It refreshes the spirit and aids in healing.

 

A perfect condition to increase other knowledge.

"Apprends le français tout en jouant de la harpe."

 

 

 

 

Can't wait to start together this incredible experience!!

Don't hesitate to contact me right away.

 

Some videos

Le Rouet by Alphonse HASSELMANS - a french harpist, composer and pedagogue.

(5 March 1845 - 19 May 1912)

The Nightingale by Deborah Henson-Conant

American harpist and composer

Ave Maria by Franz Schubert

An austrian composer (31 January 1797 -  19 November 1828)

in duo, voice and harp at the Expiatory Chapel in Paris