My name is Marged and I am a Welsh Harpist living and working in South Wales. I am an encouraging and patient teacher who enjoys sharing the joy and beauty of music with my students.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I offer lessons in harp and in Piano (up to Grade 5) and I can also help with music theory and general musicianship.I can teach in Welsh or English depending on your preference.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have Masters and Bachelors Honours degree (BMus) in Classical Harp performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. I also hold an ABRSM Licentiate in Harp Performance, Grade 8 ABRSM Piano, grade 6 singing and Grade 5 Theory.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £30 an hour, £15 half an hour for harp lessons. The first introductory lesson is half price.
- Where do you teach?
I teach students at my home in the Vale of Glamorgan. However I am willing to travel in exceptional circumstances.
- When are you available?
I have a varied timetable but aim to be very flexible regarding when I teach and this can be discussed on an individual basis. I am also available to teach during the school holidays.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach students of all ages from beginners to advanced on harp. I teach up to Grade 5 on Piano and Grade 5 for music theory.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am happy to work to the student's own specified objectives. Music should be fun! I can prepare students for ABRSM, Trinity/Guildhall examinations.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I believe learning music should be enjoyable and life enhancing and that the learning process should be mutually fun and satisfying.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am an experienced solo, chamber and orchestral player and offer tutoring and coaching to all levels in all genres of music. I have taught privately and in school settings and enjoy sharing my experience and enthusiasm with my students. I have tutoring experience at Youth Orchestra level and preparing students for orchestral playing is a particular interest of mine.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I do.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I studied with Eluned Pierce, Principal Harpist with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra followed by 4 years at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Charlotte Seale and Imogen Barford. I am currently studying for my Masters Degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with Caryl Thomas.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
UK Harp Association.
£30 an hour
£15 for half and hour
First lesson is half price
- Mmus Classical Harp - RWCMD
- LRSM Classical Harp - ABRSM
- Bmus Hons Classical Harp - GSMD
- Grade 8 Harp - ABRSM
- Grade 8 Piano - ABRSM
- Yes I do have an up to date DBS certificate.
- UK Harp Association
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