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Medieval, folk and Celtic harp lessons

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"I still remember the first time I heard the sounds of a harp, when I was 8, my grandparents took me to a concert in the little church in Gosselies. To pinch the strings, I was kidnapped by the magic sound that came from the heart of the woods.The longer the concert went on, the closer I got to the harp ... After harassing my parents for a year, I started To study this magnificent instrument, it immediately became a sacred object for me, and thanks to him, I could communicate my feelings, laugh, relax and find the desired balance. "

My courses are based on the Irish teaching method so first of all to the ear, on the resources that the student has in himself and on the fact that one learns while having fun. I propose a harp lesson:
- Medieval dedicated to teenagers and adults for false beginner and intermediate based on medieval music and rebirth, improvisation, arrangement of melodies, ...
- Celtic for all ages from 14 to 70 years, beginner level, false beginner, intermediate and intermediate / advanced based on Celtic repertoire and Irish, Scottish and Breton techniques

After a few lessons, the neo-harpists will play short and simple melodies until the end of the journey to play more complete melodies that provide accompaniment and use of both hands. Lessons are defined on the learning needs of individual students. Even if I use the Irish teaching method, I will provide the basis for reading the pentagram, for the integration of rhythm, the foundations of harmony so that the student can read a piece of music independently.

I live in Italy, so I come back to Belgium about once a month for face-to-face lessons (duration of face-to-face lesson: 90 minutes).
Next dates for face-to-face courses in Belgium:
Friday July 5 morning, Monday July 8 afternoon, Monday July 15 afternoon.
For Skype lessons (3-4x per month, lesson duration 60 minutes) see typical week.
Do not hesitate to write to me.

Extra information

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Bring your instrument, a pencil, a notebook, and a recorder or smartphone.

Location

Online via webcam
At teacher's location: 5150 Floreffe, Belgique
At teacher's location: Vérone, Italie

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Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Duration:
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:French, Italian, English

About Me

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"I still remember the first time I heard the sounds of a harp, when I was 8, my grandparents took me to a concert in the little church in Gosselies. To pinch the strings, I was kidnapped by the magic sound that came from the heart of the woods.The longer the concert went on, the closer I got to the harp ... After harassing my parents for a year, I started To study this magnificent instrument, it immediately became a sacred object for me, and thanks to him, I could communicate my feelings, laugh, relax and find the desired balance. "
My courses are based on the Irish teaching method so first of all to the ear, on the resources that the student has in himself and on the fact that one learns while having fun. I propose a harp lesson:
- Medieval dedicated to teenagers and adults for false beginner and intermediate based on medieval music and rebirth, improvisation, arrangement of melodies, ...
- Celtic for all ages from 8 to 70 years, beginner, intermediate and intermediate / advanced level based on the Celtic repertoire and Irish, Scottish and Breton techniques

After a few lessons, the neo-harpists will play short and simple melodies until the end of the journey to play more complete melodies that provide accompaniment and use of both hands. Lessons are defined on the learning needs of individual students. Even if I use the Irish teaching method, I will provide the basis for reading the pentagram, for the integration of rhythm, the foundations of harmony so that the student can read a piece of music independently.

Education

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Melanie's training begins with the study of the harp with Madame Bereins at the Academy of Music and Spoken Arts of Fleurus in Belgium (1991-1999). She graduated with a degree in Art History and Archeology in 2004 and a Master in Educational Services for the artistic heritage in 2005. She attended Orff-Sculwerk (2010) music update classes and Dance Movement workshops. Therapy method Fux-De Vera d'Aragona (2011), and follows harp courses and seminars with internationally renowned harpists: Myrdhin, Anne-Gaelle Cuif, Ralf Kleeman, Nadia Birkenstock, Seana Davey (Bardonecchiarp International Festival in Italy 2013 ) Janet Harbison (2013), Cristine Merienne, Enrico Euron, Clotilde Trouillaud, Reidun Schlesinger (International Meeting of Celtic Harps of Dinan in France 2014), Jochen Vogel (2014), Aoife Ní Argáin, Sabina Mc Cague, Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín (the Joe Mooney Summer School at Drumshamboo in Ireland 2016), Dearbhail Finnegan (Bologna Harp Festival 2018) Parkk Stikney, Sara Deere-Jones, Wendy Stewart, Rachel Hair (Edinburgh International Harp Festival in Scotland 2018), ... She participated in a session with the Irish violinist Frankie Gavin in 2014. In 2017 she attended the course at the Mantova Conservatory "Professione Musicista" held by Prof. Filippo M. Cailotto. Currently she continues to deepen the technique with Lorenza Pollini (harpist of the orchestra of the Arena of Verona and professor of Harp at the Conservatory of Lugano) and the embellishments and the Irish repertoire with Katia Zunino.

Experience / Qualifications

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Mélanie performs on stages in Italy, France, Ireland and Belgium.
She teaches in Italy in 2 music schools:
- Centro Educazione Artistica: Via Cesiolo 4, Verona
Dir. Stefano Paiusco
- Aronne Music Academy: Via Valpolicella 1D, San Pietro In Cariano
Dir. Aronne Gasparato

Reviews (12)

First experience with Mélanie and very satisfied! She has a good sense of pedagogy, I am happy to have come across her to learn the Harp, she has a lot to bring to her students.
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Fantastic, thank you very much
Mélanie is a great harp teacher! She knows how to transmit her knowledge with humor, joy, and kindness. She ensures that lessons are well planned and each session is carefully structured. My daughter is happy to study with her and is making progress from week to week.
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Mélanie is very friendly, and she managed to recognize my difficulties and put me at ease in the first lesson, I am already looking forward to next week. :-)
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As i am just about to start harp lessons, we had a first ''lesson' in which Mélanie advised me extensively about the types of harps that I should consider getting/renting,and explained her pedagogy and the type of music she specializes in, which is exactly what I would like to take up. She explained some aspects of the repertoire (such as the fact that for older music we often have only a melody line surviving, so the accompaniment involves improvisation). She is extremely friendly and helpful, organized and clearly at home with teaching online, which she had been doing in part before the lockdown. I look forward to having the first 'real' lesson once I have a harp to play on.
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