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Mr Mark Harmer

Qualifications:
BA Hons Music
BSc Business Change
Instruments: Harp
Genre/Style(s): Folk
Classical
Improvisation
Accompaniment
Arrangement
Playing by ear
ABRSM exams
Recording and technical advice (ex BBC!)
Ability Levels: Beginners to Intermediate


Notes:

I specialise in playing and teaching the lever (small) harp, a perfect instrument in its own right in terms of its repertoire, sound and portability. Students can also use the lever harp on their journey towards playing the pedal harp. I am always delighted to take on new students, either regularly or on an as-needed basis.

The first two of my students (both taught by me from scratch) gained scholarships at Cheltenham Ladies' College and at a private secondary school, thanks to their harp playing - and my students have all obtained ABRSM marks at distinction level or (in one case) three marks below distinction level. I have a holistic approach to learning and in addition to gaining success in exams, I also cover other crucial musical skills such as learning by ear, playing from memory, analysis, composition and performing with others. These are all vital skills for a musician - for enjoyment as well as giving tremendous flexibility and options for the type of music played - and provide variety to the lessons. I also use duets, musical games and iPad apps during lessons, as appropriate. Following an initial discussion, every lesson is based on the needs of the individual student. With young students, I encourage parents to attend at least the first few initial lessons to ensure the relationship is a happy one and to understand what's being taught. I also teach by Skype and currently have a student in upstate New York.

I have a current CRB and Safeguarding certificate.

More at http://markharmer.uk

Contact Mark

Address: Leckhampton Lane
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL51 4XP
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (30 minutes): £17.50

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