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Learn to play the harp in two hours

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Experience hosted by Emily

2 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will begin with a presentation on the harp, it's history and culture. Then, we will get our hands on the instrument and I will teach the correct posture and hand position as we get to know how to acheive the best sound. Once we are able to achieve the notes we will bring them together to create a chord sequence or a melody. We will also cover everyone's favouite - the glissandi - which is the fast wave up and down the strings with the finger or thumb, think the 'turning the page' sound or the 'dream sequence'! During the lesson we will learn how to be relaxed as we engage in the movements and actions. This is a meditation in itself and allows the player to be calm in the moment and enjoy the resonance that the harp produces. This is incredibly rewarding and healing. At the end I will record your playing so that you can take the experience home with you on a usb. I can also video your experience if you like! Photo's at the harp are also encouraged.
We will begin with a presentation on the harp, it's history and culture. Then, we will get our hands on the instrument and I will teach the correct posture and hand position as we get to know how to acheive the best sound. Once we are able to achieve the notes we will bring them together to create a chord sequence or a melody. We will also cover everyone's favouite - the glissandi - which is the fast wave up and down the strings with the finger o…
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Meet your host, Emily

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Emily Rosner, is a seasoned professional soloist and small chamber musician as well as a founding member of the stunning girl band 'Zikora'.

Her diverse approach to harp playing and improvisation has lead to a unique writing style that covers many genres such as folk, soul, funk, and electronic music.

Pushing the harp's vast tonal differences, she experiments with loops, effects and sound design using the sonic ingredients of the harps natural vibrations.

Emily has been honoured to perform for "Prime Minister Julia Gillard" at her reception in 2013. She has performed and recorded with numerous Australian favorites such as "Sunwrae", "Lisa Miller Band" and "Kate Ceberano" and has just completed an EP recording with her own band 'Zikora" produced by Aria winning producer 'Jimi Moroudis'.

She now teaches harp, singing and songwriting.
Emily Rosner, is a seasoned professional soloist and small chamber musician as well as a founding member of the stunning girl band 'Zikora'.

Her diverse approach to harp playing and improvisation has lead to a unique writing style that covers many genres such as folk, soul, funk, and electronic music.

Pushing the harp's vast tonal differences, she experiments with loops, effects and sound design using the sonic ingredients of the harps natural vibrations.

Emily…
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Where you'll be

The class will take place in my home studio where I teach and compose. It is a pretty room with a window which looks out onto the garden. I will burn aromatherapy oils and put on the salt lamp to create an even more calming experience.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Be sure to wear comfortable clothes. If you have some music you would like to try bring it along. Otherwise just come as you are. You do not need any experience in music or theory to take this class.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing. Trimmed nails if possible.