Teach yourself

Having a face-to-face teacher is the best way to learn the harp as your teacher can easily see your hand and arm position and posture and help you start off with correct technique which will ensure you get the best sound from your harp.

However there are many Skype and FaceTime teachers around the world for you to choose from and also a range of resources available online.  I have listed some below that have been recommended from members of the global harp community and some of my favourites.  However your own internet search will find many harp teachers locally and around the world.

Find the style that is going to work best for you and somebody who you connect with either in person or online.


Online Academy of Irish Music

Online courses and a free lesson and a 7 day free trial to see if it’s for you.

Ray Pool’s Youtube Channel

Free basics videos and tunes on his Youtube Channel.

Star Edwards First Lessons Folk Harp

Free basics lesson on Youtube.

You Can Play the Harp – a First Lesson with Chris Caswell

Four free beginners lessons on Youtube.

My internet favourites

Carolin Nobles harp lessons how to play the harp.

Beginners lessons on the basics with a focus on playing intuitively.

Diana Rowan Youtube Channel

For information on motivation, improvisation and being free with your harp.

Mary Doumany Education for Harpists improvising and composing.

Lessons on how to improvise on your harp.

Harps North West

JaNEWary Challenge with teaching videos.