Steph has been teaching since 2004 and currently teaches privately in south Oxford and as a visiting music teacher at the Dragon School in Summertown. She has previously taught alongside Colette Keaveney at the London Irish Music School (2007 – 2015) and for Shooting Roots at folk festivals (2008 – 2015) 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 Clarsach Society.

More about Steph’s private teaching:
Steph teaches both a classical approach to lever harp (including ABRSM 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.

Workshops
Steph runs public workshops in harp and folk music for festivals and events. Keep an eye on her facebook page for more details…

Harp Hire
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.

Signing Up for Lessons, Summer 2017 – after school weekly lessons

Steph will have a few two spaces to start in September for after school weekly classes. Please get in touch if you’re interested.

Signing Up for Lessons, Summer 2017 – adults

At present Steph is not taking on new adults at present, not until Jan 2018. If you want to look for more harp teachers then please look at:
Morley Harps teachers list
Clarsach Society London Branch teachers list

If you get in touch, drop Steph an email: steph@stephwest.co.uk