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 and enable you to move forward with more difficult and faster pieces.
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. Most of these sites offer some free content so you can try various teachers before you invest in lessons with one.
Online courses and a free lesson and a 7 day free trial to see if it’s for you.
Free basics videos and tunes on his Youtube Channel.
Free basics lesson on Youtube.
Four free beginners lessons on Youtube.
My internet favourites
Beginners lessons on the basics with a focus on playing intuitively.
For information on motivation, improvisation and being free with your harp.
Lessons on how to improvise on your harp.
JaNEWary Challenge with teaching videos.
Lots of great beginners harp lessons
Youtube channel featuring lessons and tips
Sheet music, blog and tutorials
Jazz and improv lessons and resources with Deborah Henson – Conant
Youtube channel with lots of lessons suitable for starting out with a harp
New for lockdown great Celtic tunes from Scotland. And beginners harp school too.
Another newbie for lockdown, more fabulous Celtic tunes.