Steph has been teaching since 2004 and currently teaches privately in south Oxford and as a visiting music teacher at Magdalen College School Oxford. She has previously taught alongside Colette Keaveney at the London Irish Music School (2007 – 2015), for Shooting Roots at folk festivals (2008 – 2015), at the Dragon School (2014 – 2018) as well as many other projects: Guildhall’s centre for Young Musicians with EFDSS, for Goldsmith’s University, for the Edinburgh International Harp Festival and the Clarsach Society.
More about Steph’s private teaching:
Steph teaches both a classical approach to lever harp (including ABRSM and Trinity exams) as well as the traditional harpers’ skill set – working by ear, arrangement, improvisation and composition. With a grounding in both folk and classical traditions, Steph tailors her teaching methods to suit each student and enjoys working with all ages. While learning any instrument is challenging, it can also be great fun, and Steph constantly looks for new ways to make that journey more enjoyable.
Steph runs public workshops in harp and folk music for festivals and events. Keep an eye on her facebook page for more details…
Steph has small, good quality harps for students to rent, suitable for the first 3 months – 1 year. To find out more about these, email Steph. She can also put you in touch with other hiring sources for larger instruments.
Parts for school ensembles
Steph is happy to arrange parts for school ensembles. These normally take her 1 – 2 hours and are charged at her normally hourly teaching rate.
Grade 5 Theory
If you want to take Grade 6 or above on the ABRSM syllabus then you need Grade 5 theory. Steph really enjoys teaching this, so get in touch if you would like some help towards your exam.
Signing Up for Lessons – after school weekly lessons and adults
Steph has a few spaces for after school weekly classes. Please get in touch if you’re interested.
If you want to get in touch, drop Steph an email: firstname.lastname@example.org