September 6-week Harp Course

Glastonbury Fun Harp Orchestra – Mixed Abilities

A 6-week class on Wednesday evenings @ URC Hall, Glastonbury High Street, commencing September 13th. Starting either 6pm (Absolute Beginners Prep) or 7pm (Main Session).

An evening class teaching the basics of harp playing while having fun playing beautiful tunes in a group. This is a mixed ability class which will enable each participant to learn at their own pace.

The class will start with a 30min Absolute Beginners session, which is also an opportunity to prepare for the later session. This is followed by the main session which is for mixed abilities and includes absolute beginners.

Class Schedule:


tuning time

6.15 to 6.45pm

Absolute Beginners Prep & Catch-up Session

This time slot will allow a quick introduction for Absolute Beginners, as well as some catch-up time for anyone wanting to recapture previously learned techniques. It’s an opportunity for the less confident players to prepare in more detail for the later session.


tuning time 

7.15 to 8.15pm

Main Session

We work on one tune each week, learning a new technique while creating a harp ensemble with different parts to suit each participant abilities.

8.15 to 8.30pm

15 min slot to play pieces learned during previous sessions.

You can either choose to take the whole 6-weeks class or ‘drop-in’ on the individual sessions. However, please be aware that you need to slowly build up on the technique. Therefore, if you are new to the harp and are not doing the whole 6-weeks, then it is essential that you take part in the 6pm Absolute Beginners Session to enable you to join in with the Main Session.  Booking is required.

Fees: (excluding harp hire cost)

Early bird - 6 sessions : (payable by Sep 10th) £100 / £85 (concession)

Late bird - 6 Sessions  : (payable with the first class taken) £120 / £105 (concession)

Drop-in: £25 / £20

Drop-in, 6pm session only: £20 / £15 (subject to availability, as full session participants have priority)

Harp hire:

£5 per session  (limited numbers available, please book early)

Participants who book for the whole 6 week class may, at my discretion, be able to hire a harp to take home for the duration of the course. This will require a £100 returnable security deposit, the £30 hire fee (6 x £5) and an introduction to harp-care & tuning session costing an additional £30. Please note: Take-home harp hire arrangements have to be made by the end of Monday September 11th and require a 1 hour home visit before the class starts. 

Booking is essential! 

Please contact me for more info or to book. Booking requires a £20 deposit.

Comments from previous workshops:

"Thank you SO much for the harp day on Sunday.  Both my heart and the harp were singing throughout!" 

"Very clear instructions in a relaxed way. Can't wait for the next session!" 

"This was a brilliant introduction to the harp - from absolute beginners to playing a simple piece together at the end was so satisfying - thank you so much!"

"I loved every moment - such a relaxed and joyous experience. Thank you, Mareike."

"Thank you so much for sharing your love & energy. Your passion really shone through and spread. I look forward to future sessions."