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  • Harp

    All are welcome for harp lessons at Scherzo Music School! Lessons can be once or twice a week in periods of 30, 45, or 60 minutes. School enrollment is ongoing with flexible scheduling during the summer and winter months.

    Introducing children to the benefits of music education can encourage personal development; harp lessons at Scherzo Music School do just that. The lessons focus on many aspects of musicality such as technique on the instrument, music theory, sight-reading, ear training, etc. Student and/or parent-set goals are encouraged and help to measure the progress of each student. These goals can include performing for peers, taking standardized music exams like the ABRSM. and/or performing in recitals - all options offered by Scherzo Music School!

    Harp lessons can be difficult to manage. Finding time in one’s schedule as well as finding an effective instructor can be troublesome. Fortunately, Scherzo Music School works hard to oversee the education of each student.The school coordinators are available before and after lessons to help keep all parties up-to-date with the enrollment process and the progress of each student.

    The harp likely started from curved hunting bows with a few strings attached to its ends. It is played by plucking the strings to cause vibrations which produce sound. A six-string harp was used over five thousand years ago in ancient Egypt. The modern harp was designed by Sébastien Érard in 1792 primarily for classical music and is called the pedal harp or concert harp. Érard’s design is the most common type of harp, but a rising popularity of Celtic music has some musicians playing harps with fewer strings - more like those used over a thousand years ago, and an increasing number of rock and jazz musicians are turning to electric harps, which produce an amplified sound similar to an electric guitar.