My harp lessons are based on the ABRSM syllabus. I teach lever harp (up to grade 5) and pedal harp (all levels). For music theory I follow the Eric Taylor books and teach grades 1-5. I can teach in Welsh or English.
I am a professional harpist based in Cardiff. I play regularly with orchestras in the UK and Norway including Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Royal Opera House Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few. I graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a BMus First Class Honours and an MA with distinction. In 2017 I was made an Associate of the Academy. As well as private teaching I regularly tutor on the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain courses and I have also tutored at the Wales Harp Festival.
Elen is an amazingly inspiring teacher for my 9 year old daughter, instilling a passion and a love for the harp. We find Elen to be incredibly calm yet able to challenge my daughter to make strong and rapid progress. Lessons are never dull as new and exciting content is regularly introduced. Even the less interesting aspects of learning an instrument are made to be enjoyable through Elen’s fun approach. My daughter loves hearing Elen play, watching in amazement, inspired to persevere. Definitely a great role model and incredibly talented teacher!
Elen was my harp teacher since I was 12 years old, all the way through to my A Levels, where she helped me prepare for my performance exam. She is extremely patient and encouraging. She was able to help me in areas I struggled with (e.g. sight reading and recognising scales) by going through things with me in detail and by giving me helpful tips and exercises for practising at home. I improved so much because of her, and also grew to love playing the harp so much more, because of her passion and her positive approach to teaching. Couldn’t thank her enough really!
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