The Impactful Harpist Pathway is for students wanting to learn and play music for healing, music therapy, as a hobby, or just for fun. The goals of these lessons are to feed the spirit, mind and soul with the joy that comes from learning and playing an instrument. The students that take this pathway want to play music for the love of music and do not desire an academic end or specific goal, but may want to prepare for a healing harp program and play in small venues. These students want music for the sake of music; to bring more beauty to their lives and the lives of others.
The Program consists of Four Pillars including
- Proper Mindset
- Time Management and Practice Management
- Memorization and Mastery
- Chord Theory and Improvisation
Pillar One: Proper Mindset
Having a positive mindset is crucial to having success at playing the harp. A positive mindset banishes the feelings of inadequacy in front of an audience, and can turn your calling into a reality. You’ll find fulfillment and confidence whether you are playing alone or in front of friends, family or larger audiences.
Pillar Two: Time Management and Practice Management
Many harpists feel that their biggest problem is not having enough time to practice. They think they don’t have the time to learn and practice, when in reality, they don’t have the right practice system in place. When you have a custom tailored practice system, you can be quick and efficient in your practicing, allowing you to feel fulfilled in your music, while leaving time for other important activities.
Pillar Three: Memorization and Mastery
Being able to play comfortably whether you are alone or in front of an audience is a matter of mastery and – to some extent – memorization. In this segment of this program, you’ll learn the most efficient ways to memorize your music and play with mastery. You’ll feel confident knowing what is coming next in your music and be able to play it with joy.
Pillar Four: Chord Theory and Improvisation
If you are feeling stuck with a certain type of music, this segment of the program is designed for you. You’ll learn exactly the type and style of music that you want. You’ll get the freedom to play any music you want, either as a soloist or in an ensemble. You’ll learn which chords sound nice together, and be able to write your own music.
- Note Reading Fluency
- How to Count Music
- Beginning Harp Technique using up to 4 fingers
- How to Play Arpeggios and Scales
- How to Play Primary Level Music
- Beginning Theory and Music Terminology