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Stephanie Curcio began the study of harp with master teachers in New York City when the culture of the harp in America was still new. In 1969 she moved to New Hampshire and built a harp culture there through her extensive performances and teaching. Also a composer, arranger, and music publisher, she has created a wealth of tutorials, solos and multi-harp ensembles through Stephanie Curcio Publications, launched in 1984. Among her many students have been the American Harp Society's Young Professional in 2000 and a Presidential Scholar in music in 2014. Stephanie has been recognized by the New Hampshire House of Representatives for her contributions to music. As a woman in the arts, her accomplishments have been many and varied. John says this book is a very good read and enjoyed it very much. 115 pages.
Music affects the body/mind, and the body/mind of the player affects the playing of music. Laurie discusses our cultural relationship with music, how the brain learns it, how we practice it, how we perform it, how we listen to it, how we teach it, and finally, how it is used in purposely therapeutic ways. This is a revised and updated edition (2010) incorporating the addition two of Laurie's previous books: Nothing Less Than Your Best and The Art of Teaching. A complete guide for all musicians, inluding Music and the Brain,Music is a Language, Practice As Passion, Aural, Kinesthetic and Visual Learning, Overcoming Blocks to Musical Progress, The Five ways of Learning , Basic Music Terminology, Key Changes and the Succession of 5ths, Music as Therapy, Improvisational Music, Beneficial Resonant Frequencies, and much more!
LOWER INTERMEDIATE, ALL HARPS. An in-depth book covering such topics as choosing a harp, how to play and sing with harp, developing personal style and technique, improvisation, arranging, and history. Also contains 40+ traditional Celtic and American songs with lyrics, English Renaissance works, and some classical selections.
There's a lifetime of knowledge in just the first six pages of this book! Provides a fundamental understanding of the history and principles of harp therapy, vibroacoustic therapy and VAHT (Vibroacoustic harp therapy.)