I am not sure if degrees are offered specifically for pedagogy.
I received my MM from Indiana University and got a cognate (similar to a minor) in pedagogy. Ela Szymyt is one of the best teachers I have ever observed and she would be a wonderful person to learn pedagogy from. University of Illinois Urbana CHampagne and UNT are also great harp departments.
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erin-wood on April 21, 2021 at 4:56 pm · in reply to: Best Masters programs for harp (pedagogy) #256023
I am not sure if degrees are offered specifically for pedagogy.erin-wood on February 24, 2019 at 11:51 pm · in reply to: Heartland Pedal Harp – Starlight????? #225073
I have played on one and it is an adjustment to how light it is. I would not say it is tippy, but it is different. Their lever harps do feel a bit tippy because they are so light. Like if you do a gliss downwards you kind of take the harp with you. But the pedal harp has enough weight that it doesn’t do it. The tension and feel of the strings is pretty similar.erin-wood on September 17, 2018 at 11:19 pm · in reply to: Anyone seen/heard a Mikel 38 yet? #220857
Did you end up getting the Mikel harp David? I have a student who got a 38 Mikel harp for Christmas last year. It has had a lot of string breakage. Now it has a crack in the next. It is very frustrating and haven’t heard back from the shop.
I think this is the cheapest one available. I don’t have any experience with it:
People also really like this one which is probably the next cheapest:
O Holy Night is always popular. I use the McDonald/Wood arrangement. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear is also nice from those books (I like it because one verse is about “harps of gold”). I also love their arrangement of Greensleeves. I bought this set of carols last year on harpcolumnmusic and it has a nice greensleeves as well as other great carol arrangments: http://harpcolumnmusic.com/all-music/artists/anne-sullivan/english-and-german-carols-set/erin-wood on March 31, 2016 at 9:58 am · in reply to: Frustrated with how long I take to learn a song #194239
As you get more advanced and your pieces get more advanced, it takes longer to learn a piece. I think to truly master a piece and be comfortable performing it takes much longer than 3 weeks. It sounds like you have good practice habits. I wouldn’t worry about how long it takes or compare yourself to other people. Just keep practicing and it will come eventually. If there is something that seems truly impossible in the piece, you can always put it down and try it again in a few weeks or months and it will probably seem easy.