Repertoire Lessons2018-08-15T15:07:02+00:00

Classical Repertoire

Level 1 Classics

Pieces especially for new harpists.

Moonlight

Learn how to play "Moonlight," from Graded Recital Series Vol. 1, by Susann McDonald and Linda Rollo.

The Foggy Dew

Learn to play "The Foggy Dew" from First Harp Book, arr. Betty Paret.

Chorale

Learn to play "Chorale" from Graded Recital Series Vol. 1 by Linda Rollo.

Moonlight

Learn how to play "Moonlight," from Graded Recital Series Vol. 1, by Susann McDonald and Linda Rollo.

The Foggy Dew

Learn to play "The Foggy Dew" from Betty Paret's First Harp Book.

Lightly Row

Nicole Brady teaches the folk song "Lightly Row" from Suzuki Harp School, Vol. 1.

The Honeybee

Learn how to play "The Honeybee" folk song from Suzuki Harp School Vol. 1.

Good-bye to Winter

Learn to play the folk song "Good-bye to Winter," from Suzuki Harp School, Vol. 1.

Andante

Nicole Brady teaches the classic "Andante" from Suzuki Harp School Vol. 1.

Level 2 Classics

Pieces for harpists with a basic technique foundation.

A Magyar Lament

Learn how to play "A Magyar Lament," from Magic Road by Nancy Gustavson.

Processional

Learn how to play "Processional" from Graded Recital Series Vol. 3, by Susann McDonald and Linda Rollo.

Rouet

Learn how to play "Rouet," by Alphonse Hasselmans.

Nocturne

Learn how to play "Nocturne" from Trois Pieces Faciles, by Marcel Grandjany.

Gavotte

How to play "Gavotte" from Petite Suite Classique, by Marcel Grandjany.

Reverie

Learn how to play "Reverie" from Trois Pieces Faciles, by Marcel Grandjany.

Gigue

How to play "Gigue" from Petite Suite Classique, by Marcel Grandjany

Menuet

Learn to play "Menuet" from The Magic Road, by Nancy Gustavson.

Little Waltz

Learn how to play Marcel Grandjany's "Little Waltz," taught by master teacher Isabelle Perrin.

Petite Berceuse

Master teacher Isabelle Perrin shows how to play the classic "Petite Berceuse" by Alphonse Hasselmans.

Spanish Dance

Learn how to play the "Spanish Dance" from the opera Carmen, arranged by Sam Milligan.

Nocturne

Isabelle Perrin shows how breathing and phrasing shape Marcel Grandjany's "Nocturne."

Serenade Melancolique—Part 1

Listen to June perform "Serenade Melancolique," from Feuilles d'Automne by Alphonse Hasselmans, and learn the opening melody.

Seguidilla

Learn to play Carlos Salzedo's classic "Seguidilla," from "Suite of 8 Dances."

Suzuki Favorites

Lightly Row

Nicole Brady teaches the folk song "Lightly Row" from Suzuki Harp School, Vol. 1.

The Honeybee

Learn how to play "The Honeybee" folk song from Suzuki Harp School Vol. 1.

Good-bye to Winter

Learn to play the folk song "Good-bye to Winter," from Suzuki Harp School, Vol. 1.

Andante

Nicole Brady teaches the classic "Andante" from Suzuki Harp School Vol. 1.

Music of Marcel Grandjany

Nocturne

Learn how to play "Nocturne" from Trois Pieces Faciles, by Marcel Grandjany.

Gavotte

How to play "Gavotte" from Petite Suite Classique, by Marcel Grandjany.

Gigue

How to play "Gigue" from Petite Suite Classique, by Marcel Grandjany

Little Waltz

Learn how to play Marcel Grandjany's "Little Waltz," taught by master teacher Isabelle Perrin.

Nocturne

Isabelle Perrin shows how breathing and phrasing shape Marcel Grandjany's "Nocturne."

Music of Alphonse Hasselmans

Rouet

Learn how to play "Rouet," by Alphonse Hasselmans.

Petite Berceuse

Master teacher Isabelle Perrin shows how to play the classic "Petite Berceuse" by Alphonse Hasselmans.

Chanson de Mai—Part 1

Listen to June's performance of "Chanson de Mai," plus her tutorial on the opening section and middle "agitato" section.

Serenade Melancolique—Part 1

Listen to June perform "Serenade Melancolique," from Feuilles d'Automne by Alphonse Hasselmans, and learn the opening melody.

Petite Valse—Part 1

Listen to June's performance, and advice for playing the opening melody of Alphonse Hasselmans' "Petite Valse."

Petite Valse—Part 2

Learn how to interpret the "meno mosso" and ending of Alphonse Hasselmans' "Petite Valse."

Standard Classics

Esquisse—Part 1

Listen to June's performance and learn how to play the first half of "Esquisse," from Feuillet d'Album by Henriette Renié.

Esquisse—Part 2

Learn how to play the final section of "Esquisse," from Feuillets d'Album, by Henriette Renié.

Celtic and Folk Repertoire

Celtic and Folk Favorites

Shenandoah

Learn how to play the American folk tune "Shenandoah."

Vals

Learn how to play the folk tune "Vals," by Vidar Skrede.

The Kitten

Learn how to play "The Kitten," a traditional Irish slip jig.

Mi Yitnani Of

Learn to play "Mi Yitnani Of," an arrangement by Sunita Staneslow.

Bridget Cruise

Sunita Staneslow shows how to use arpeggios with the added 9th to embellish the classic Irish melody "Bridget Cruise."

Forget Not the Angels

Learn how to play Kim Robertson's version of the traditional Irish Air "Forget Not the Angels."

Breton Lullaby

Learn how to play Kim Robertson's arrangement of the traditional French folk tune Breton Lullaby.

Níl na Lá—Part 1

In this introduction to playing by ear, Gráinne teaches the Irish tune Níl na Lá. Learn the melody in Part 1.

Níl na Lá—Part 2

In Part 2 of her introduction to playing by ear, Gráinne teaches how to add the left hand to the Irish tune Níl na Lá.

Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin

Learn how to play the 17th century love song "Eibhlí Gheal Chiúin" ("Fair, Gentle Eily").

Hogties Reel

Learn to play Maeve's rendition of "Hogties Reel" by Phil Cunningham.

Cúil Aodha

Learn to play the traditional Irish jig Cuíl Aodha.

Mountain Lark

Learn to play the traditional Irish reel "Mountain Lark."

Captain O’Kane

Learn to play "Captain O'Kane," a tune by the famous Irish bard Turlough O'Carolan.

Highland March

Learn how to play the "Highland March" from the beggar's opera "Oscar and Malvina."

Contemporary Originals

Seagull

Learn how to play "Seagull" by Kathryn Cater.

Catriona’s Jig

Learn to play Maeve Gilchrist's original composition "Catriona's Jig."

River Right Rhumba

Learn how to play Laura Zaerr's original composition for lever harp "River Right Rhumba."

Arpa Nova

Learn to play "Arpa Nova," an original composition by Felice Pomeranz playable on both lever and pedal harp. Plus, download a FREE lead sheet!

Jazz and Rhythm

Greensleeves

Felice Pomeranz shows how to create your own arrangement of the traditional melody Greensleeves. (You'll need some theory skills and a knowledge of chord structure to enjoy this video.)

River Right Rhumba

Learn how to play Laura Zaerr's original composition for lever harp "River Right Rhumba."

Arpa Nova

Learn to play "Arpa Nova," an original composition by Felice Pomeranz playable on both lever and pedal harp. Plus, download a FREE lead sheet!

Holiday

Still, Still, Still

Learn how to play Sharon Thormahlen's arrangement of the traditional carol "Still, Still, Still."

Orchestral Repertoire

“Waltz of the Flowers” Cadenza

Swan Lake Cadenza

Swan Lake—Lesson 1

Learn how to play the cadenza from "Swan Lake" with Sarah Bullen and Katie Ventura.

Swan Lake—Lesson 2

Learn how to play the cadenza from "Swan Lake" with Sarah Bullen and Catherine Litaker.

A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Cadenza