Harp Teachers Gathering Blog

Harp Teachers Gathering at Melody's Traditional Music

Informal Zoom chats about Teaching Harp

Join us at Melody’s Traditional Music for Zoom chats about harp teaching.  We have had 4 chats and have put the youtube videos up here.  Put yourself on our mailing list to get information on our next Zoom chat for harp teachers!

Harp Teachers Gathering Session 4 with Zoe Coppola

Click ZoeCoppolaZoomMelodys for the chat from this meeting. It is a simple text document.

Harp Teachers Gathering Session 3 with Kathleen Bride at folkharp.com
Harp Teachers Gathering Session 2 with Stephanie Curcio at folkharp.com

Thank you for your dedication to teaching, and continuing to improve your skills.  Our 2nd presentation was very well attended.  Ms. Curcio has a great deal of experience, and she spoke to an audience who seemed to hang  on to every word.  The presentation was very well prepared, eye opening, and compelling! She spoke on the following topics:

Because you can play, does that mean you can teach?
Technique is NOT a dirty word.
Learning to read notes
Learning to deal with rhythm
Tips for Ensemble playing
Tips to handle performance jitters

Replay information:

Topic: Teaching Harp with Stephanie Curcio
Start Time : Aug 10, 2021 03:24 PM

Meeting Recording:
August 30 – recording has been moved to an unlisted YouTube:


Website of Stephanie Curcio with publications listings: Click HERE

Harp Teachers Gathering Session 1 with Anna Dunwoodie at folkharp.com

Dear Harp Friends,

Thank you for attending our first Harp Teachers Gathering zoom meeting. We especially thank Anna Dunwoodie for sharing her insights and experiences with us today, June 1, 2021!

Anna’s website is https://www.annadunwoodie.co.nz/ – her ensemble and solo music is listed there!

Her handouts for this zoom meeting are linked at the bottom of her front page.

Some downloads at the Trinity website: https://www.trinitycollege.com/qualifications/music/grade-exams/strings/resources/strings-technical-work/technical-work-harp-fingering

Here is the book depository, but I only found one harp book. https://www.bookdepository.com/publishers/Trinity-College?searchTerm=harp&searchSortBy=&category=&price=&availability=&searchLang=&format=

Anna Christensen was present at the zoom meeting, and her music is available on her website here. https://www.harpgear.net/harp_original_scores.html

Sue Rothsteen website: https://www.suerothstein.co.uk/

Amanda Whiting website: https://www.amandawhiting.com/

Fiona Clifton-Welker https://shop.trinitycollege.com/shop/prod/Clifton-Welker-Fiona-Harping-On-Book-2/2063750

 Bernard Andres Music: https://folkharp.com/product-tag/bernard-andres/

Anna Dunwoodie’s Sight Reading Books: https://folkharp.com/product-category/lesson-material/sight-reading/

Anna Dunwoodie’s music listed on our site: https://folkharp.com/product-category/pdfs-by-composer/dunwoodie-anna/


Harp Teachers Gathering Blog at Melody's Traditional Music

Downloadable Product Information

Here at Melody’s we offer a wide array of music books and accessories.  In the music book category, you may have a choice between PDFs (or MP3s) and paper books. If there is a choice, you are required to click either the paper version or PDF version before you can put an item into your cart. There should be no shipping charge for download music.  If there are physical products in your cart at the same time, your total will reflect shipping for those physical items.

Products that are download only will have a narrow blue banner toward the top of the description.   Products that are only available as physical/paper will not have a choice for you to make in order to add to your cart, nor will they have the narrow blue banner signifying download only.

After you check out, you are directed back to your receipt where you can download your music. Also, you will receive an email thanking you for your order with links that will take you to your downloads. Please add melodytradmusic@gmail.com to your approved e-mail list. If you do not receive an e-mail within a few minutes after you place your order, check your spam folder.

If you created an account with us, you can also find your downloads by going to “My Account” and clicking on the “Downloads” link.  We highly recommend that you create an account so that you can refer to your order history whenever you want.

Depending on your computer settings, when you click on your download link, 1 –  it may open automatically, 2 – it may go into your “downloads” folder, or 3 – your computer may prompt you to “save as”. 

If you have a problem with your downloads, please contact us at MelodyTradMusic@gmail.com  for assistance. Because our website contains so many titles, on occasion we have overlooked uploading a PDF here or there.  When you notify us of this, we make the correction immediately.  Please note that downloads are not “returnable.”


Depending on your computer settings, when you click on your download link, 1 –  it may open automatically, 2 – it may go into your “downloads” folder, or 3 – your computer may prompt you to “save as”.  If you can’t find your PDF, look in your “downloads” folder first.  The title of the PDF may not match the title of the book, so you may want to change the title to what you will remember. After you have located your download, please either remember that it is in your “downloads” folder, or better yet, move it to another folder on your computer with a name that you will remember.

Your respect of the copyright laws will help support the musicians and arrangers who created this music, and will encourage more harp music to be produced in the future. Please do not make multiple copies to pass on to others. You can help keep downloadable harp music viable and available by encouraging your students, friends, and relatives to purchase their own copies. Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor.


On our website, folkharp.com, we offer a wide selection of paper and download music. We were always in a quandary about publications having several parts, or that include sound files. After realizing that we can place multiple files into one folder and “zip” it up, we are now able to offer book + cd options.

What we do: sound files and the PDF book are placed into a folder and zipped. The zipped folder is inserted into the product on the back end of the web site.

What you receive: after you purchase, you receive a zipped folder. This is a folder that literally has a picture of a zipper on it, indicating there is more than one document in the folder.

What you do with it: Generally by double clicking on the folder, it automatically opens up. The challenge lies in whether or not you have a program that unzips these folders. If you do, it is as simple as double clicking and the contents are revealed. Alternately, you can right click on the folder, which brings up choices, one of which is “open with” – you then click on your unzip program.

If you don’t have a program to unzip your files you’ll have a challenge! Recently I bought a small laptop for my zoom lessons. This laptop did not come with winzip, or any other kind of program that unzips these folders. The computer kept wanting me to purchase winzip for $29.  I found another program that does a great job, and it is free. 7-zip unzips all my compressed (zipped) folders! It is open source and you can find out more here:https://www.7-zip.org/

We hope all this information is helpful to you.

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