Q: What kind of music can you play?
A: My repertoire includes Classical, Pop, Current, Folk and more - it can always be tailored for your special occasion.
You can find a sample of my repertoire here.
Q:What kind of harp do you have (and how do you move it)?
A: I have two harps, pedal and Irish. The harp-moving process is certainly time-intensive, but made much easier with the use of specially made carts and padded covers for the harp. The harp can be transported to almost any location, indoor or out.
Q: Can you play an outdoor event?
A: Absolutely. There are however some things to keep in mind if you would like to have a harpist play at an outdoor location:
The performance area must be level and reasonably protected from the elements.
Direct sun and rain are damaging to the instrument, so there must be a cover provided (e.g. tent)
If it begins to rain during any event, the harp must immediately be covered and moved to an environmentally safe area. I will be happy to continue playing from an indoor/covered location.
Q: Can you play more than what you have posted? Can you play my favorite song at my wedding?
A: Most of the time, this answer is Yes! I can usually transcribe special music for the harp or read piano sheet music, however some songs may not translate well on the instrument. I will let you know well in advance if I believe a particular song won't work. I require 30 days advance notice for custom music selections.
Q: How do I start harp lessons?
A: It is not difficult to begin lessons, even if you do not want to buy a harp right away. Depending on your level of profficency, you can play on my Irish or pedal harp. I teach from age 6 to adult. Private lessons are given on a weekly basis to encourage discipline and growth toward your musical goals.
Lessons can be delivered in-person or online via Skype/Zoom. Online lesson format is ideal if you are an overseas student. If you are interested in starting lessons, get in touch to book a free consultation, which usually takes 30-60mins. We will discuss the details and find an arrangement that works best for you.
Q: How much do lessons cost and when can I book a lesson?
A: $30/30min, $45/45min, $60/60min. For online-only classes, $100/60min (All prices are in New Zealand dollars). Lessons are taught Monday-Saturday.