Harp Lessons and Rental
Alison teaches both adults and children from her studio in Victoria as well as from local community centres. She has a number of harps available for rental by the month.
Celtic Harp Music Lessons from Alison are:
* Individually paced (student centered learning)
* Flexible in scheduling
* Taught by ear or from written music
* Supportive in a positive learning environment
* Booked to suit individual schedule and desired learning outcomes
* Adult, seniors and junior students welcomed
Individual Lesson Rates:
* $45 per 50 minute lesson in Cedar [adults]
* $30 per 30 minute lesson in Cedar Studio [children]
* $55 per 50 minute lesson in Victoria
* Group Lessons for workshops & festivals
* Initial Consultation Lessons (harp provided) to try out "harping"
Harp Rental Rates:
* Harps available to rent by the month including 2 lessons
* Monthly harp rental plus 2 x 50 minute lessons for $155 total
* Various sizes of harps for rent subject to availability
* Gift certificates available
Visiting "The Left Coast"
A number of West Coast Harps would-be-purchasers elect to visit Nanaimo and Victoria on Vancouver Island, have a few harp lessons with Alison, test play their desired harp, and partake in the fine dining and world class attractions available on the West Coast. Victoria BC is regularly rated in the top ten "must visit" locations in North America. Returning home with the perfect harp is simply a divine culmination for an already great trip.
The Teaching of the Harp
Alison Vardy has performed on the Celtic and Paraguayan Harps for over 25 years. She brings this depth of experience to her teaching where she adapts her teaching style to each of her student's needs. Alison has ten years of Conservatory [sight reading] training on the piano and this is well balanced with her previous experience as a regular Celtic harp [by ear] session musician for a decade. Alison seeks to foster independence in her students with an emphasis on creativity and self-learning.
Previous musical experience always
an asset but not essential