fascinated by how learning happens, and I love the
challenge of teaching. My Harp Tuesday
video series grew out of a desire to share some of
my thoughts about playing the harp.
NOTE: due to Covid-19, at this time I am ONLY
teaching via Skype/Zoom, etc. and not offering
I offer lessons, both in person at my home in Victoria, BC
and all over the world via Skype. I work
with a wide variety of skills levels and ages,
lever and pedal harps. I try to support each
student in whatever goals they have! My Harp Tuesday
episodes should give you a good idea of my
for a half hour lesson and $67 (CND) for
for availability or if you have any questions!
Cancellation policy- Paypal, cheque, cash
or etransfer are all accepted. Payment for the
upcoming month's lesson required, payable at the
last lesson of each month.
Part of booking a lesson is reserving that time
slot. Cancellations are disruptive and to be
avoided if at all possible, but I know sometimes
things come up. If you do need to cancel a lesson,
please let me know as soon as possible! I
charge full price for lessons cancelled with
less than 24 hours notice (except in
case of illness).
Payment for lessons cancelled with more than 24
hours notice will be rolled into next month (or
refunded if you're taking a break/stopping
lessons). Similarly, if I have to cancel a lesson
for any reason, that payment will carry over into
While 24 hours is the cutoff before I start
charging for a cancelled lesson, I really want as
much lead time as possible:
3 or more
weeks notice - perfect, I can't ask for
1 week's notice
- i.e. letting me know at your lesson that you
can't make next week's lesson - acceptable, though
Less than a week's
notice - less than ideal and to be
avoided if at all possible.
Less 24 hours notice
(except in case of illness) - full charge for
lessons, things to know:
Please park on the street.
If you arrive early you may need to wait in your
car - I don't have a waiting room and may be
teaching or otherwise unable to let you in. I try
to start and end my lessons on time :)
Please take your shoes off in the entryway.
Scent free zone! Please refrain from wearing
perfume or strong scents.
Harps: I have pedal and lever harps available to
use for our lesson, though of course you're
welcome to bring your own harp.
Coaching sessions now available
Not looking for regular lessons but
interested in having a coaching session
with me? Check out the details here.
I offer lessons over the internet, using
video chat software, generally
Skype. It can seem weird at first,
but it actually works quite well, and
you soon forget you're not in the same
room. It's not always perfect, but
it's a lot easier than physically
traveling to Victoria!
What do you need for Skype lessons?
computer and web camera (webcam).
Most modern laptops come with a built-in
webcam. Desktop computers will
need an external webcam, which might
cost anywhere from $20-$100.
reasonable internet connection.
Video chat requires not just a good
download speed, but also a good upload
speed (sending data from your computer
over the internet). You can try
testing with a friend or two to check
what your connection is like.
chat software. Skype is
free, works well, and is available for
both Mac and PC.
And that's it! I would also
suggest using headphones/ear buds on one
ear rather than speakers. If you
find yourself doing a lot of "Skyping"
you might end up upgrading your webcam
and/or getting a separate USB microphone
for better quality.
I use Paypal for payment - I'll send you
a Paypal invoice which you'll be able to
pay with any major credit card or with a
Paypal account. (Note that for Skype
lessons within Canada I prefer to use