A supplementary program for young harpists from Harp Mastery®
“As a young harpist, I was always hungry for more harp playing adventures. The ones I cherished most were the times I spent with other harpists my age. Those opportunities were scarce - summer camp and maybe in youth orchestra. But I loved being around kids like me who understood me.
They felt the same way about music and about the harp and they got it.
That’s what Harp Quest is - a learning, playing, fun time for young harpists, ages 8 to 18, to be together. Because it’s virtual, it’s accessible no matter where you live, and easy - no harp moving!
I hope you will encourage your young harpist to join us at Harp Quest. Their adventure is just beginning!”
- Anne Sullivan, Harp Mastery® founder
What is Harp Quest?
Harp Quest is a supplementary program for young harpists, ages 8 to 18. It is not harp lessons, but is an ideal supplement to lessons. It is an opportunity for young harpists to meet, learn and play together in a relaxed, supportive online experience.
Harp Quest continues the 15-year mission of our Harp in the Mountains Summer Camp: to inspire students to improve their harp playing and musical skills while having fun making music and spending time with other harpists. Through the online Harp Quest programs, young students will be able to connect and collaborate with other harp students around the world.
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Each Virtual Mini-Camp is a two-hour interactive online experience where you and other harp students will learn, play and have fun together. Your instructors will lead you in at-the-harp workshops, games and ensemble.
Another important part of the Harp Quest Mini-Camp experience is the opportunity to collaborate on a compositional project. The instructors guide your group through a themed project in each mini-camp. Creating and performing your own group composition is way cooler than most regular camp art projects!
Here’s What Your Mini-Camp Experience Will Look Like:
Adventure and Immersion
Dive into a harp-related topic with an at-the-harp learning session.
Arts and Crafts
Explore the art and craft of music through our collaborative composition created right in the mini-camp session.
Playing the harp is even better when you are playing well with others. It’s ensemble playing, Harp Quest style.
Fun and Games
We won’t forget music-related games and group activities, because every harp mini-camp should be fun!
HOW TO REGISTER FOR MINI-CAMP
Registration is open for our Fall Session of Harp Quest Mini-Camps.
There are three mini-camps in this session, which are designed to complement each other.
The dates for the mini-camps are:
- Saturday, September 18th, from 10 AM to Noon Eastern Time
- Saturday, October 16th, from 10 AM to Noon Eastern Time
- Saturday, November 13th, from 10 AM to Noon Eastern Time
The Theme for the Fall Session is “Ready, Set, Play!”
Being the best harpist you can be starts with a little organization to get you ready, creating a beautiful sound and learning to push your pedals or levers smoothly and precisely.
- Sitting Pretty (Sept. 18th): We review the essentials that will set you up for success, like how to organize your practice space, use your practice time wisely and the must-have tools for every harpist..
- Terrific Tone (Oct 16th): What makes one harpist sound different from another? You’ll discover the secrets to a beautiful tone so you can sound your best every time you play.
- The Ups and Downs of Levers and Pedals (Nov 13th): No more pedal or lever buzzes! You’ll learn the insider “tricks of the trade” to make pushing levers or pedals easier and more accurate.
REGISTER FOR THE ENTIRE SESSION
Registration for the entire session of three mini-camps is $50, which includes:
- All music and instructional materials for the entire session. The materials will be available 2 weeks before each mini-camp.
- Recordings of each of the mini-camp sessions
- The opportunity to participate in a group ensemble video after the final mini-camp.
REGISTRATION FOR A SINGLE MINI-CAMP
Although we strongly urge students to attend each mini-camp in the session, we realize that this may not be possible for everyone. In order to include all the students who would like to attend mini-camp, registration for a single mini-camp will open two weeks before the date for that mini-camp, unless we have reached our student limit.
Registration for a single mini-camp is $20, which includes all music and instructional materials for that mini-camp.
Registration for the October 16th mini-camp will open on October 2nd.
Registration for the November 13th mini-camp will open on October 30th.
HARP MASTERY® FOUNDER
Playing the harp is more than just daily practice; it is about stretching yourself to be more creative and more focused, exploring music and the harp, and enjoying your accomplishments. In my years of teaching, I have seen students discover the joy of making music with friends. I have seen harp camp turn good harp students into musical leaders, and transform shy or reluctant students into young harpists excited about their harp playing. I have seen camp buddies develop into lifelong musical colleagues. My goal is to give every young harpist the opportunity for that kind of transformation; that’s why we developed Harp Quest.
HARP MASTERY® CERTIFIED COACH
Teaching to me means helping students pursue their passion in the most successful way. It means helping students understand the power of learning and mastering a skill. It means sharing the excitement, joy, and fun of learning while continuing my teacher’s legacy. It's important that my students recognize the power of quality practice: practicing with a plan, being present, and enjoying the process. Learning this from my teacher, my practice became more rewarding. I grew more confident and excited about the process of harp practice. I was so surprised and excited (still am sometimes) about what I accomplished. I want my students to feel the same way.
Are You a Harp Teacher?
We would love to offer you our special "Studio Discount" so all your students can participate! Just fill out the form below to get started!