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Helena offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Harp

Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £45.00
Expert £45.00
Casual £45.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Personal Description:

Having recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with the highest honours, Helena is rapidly gaining reputation as one of the leading harpists of her generation.

Recent solo appearances include venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Milton Court, LSO St-Luke’s, Centro Botin with the prestigious Encuentro de Santander Academy in Spain. She toured with the Philharmonie der Animato Orchestra throughout Europe with a final concert at the Vienna Konzerthaus. This Summer 2019 Helena took part in the prestigious Britten-Pears “Composition and Performance Course”, was selected for the Orchestre de la Francophonie in Canada, the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra EUYWO in Luxembourg and also as a reserve for the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Academy in Germany.

Helena has already played for numerous festivals, among which the LIFT Festival, the Curious Festival, Culture Mile, Fetes de la Musique in Switzerland and has recently been invited to take part in the Aldeburgh Festival in 2020.

Willing to promote the harp to a wider audience and to challenge the perception of the harp as a solo instrument she is the founder and artistic director of MUSILUX, an innovative project which blends solo classical music and video projections. She has been selected as a Guildhall Creative Entrepreneur 2019/20 to bring this innovative and thrilling project to life.

Helena has won many awards and is grateful for the support from the Help Musicians Postgraduate Awards, Irene Denereaz and SUISA Foundations, Henry Wood Trust, Chizel Educational Trust, Kathleen Trust and Guildhall School Trust.

Tutoring Experience:

Originally from Switzerland, I graduated this Summer from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a Masters Distinction and Bachelor of Music First class degree. I have been teaching privately for more than six years with regular students who progressed and enjoyed learning through my teaching. I value hard work and discipline but also fun and engaging ways to learn. I also understand that some weeks are more filled with your other work than others. I will always encourage you to progress and push through because I believe you can do it and you will learn a lot by doing so.

Tutoring Approach:

Looking for an experienced, engaging yet fun harp teacher? Look no further, I would be most happy to teach you.

I welcome students of all levels and regardless if you want to turn professional, are preparing for exams, auditions or orchestral excerpts, or just want to play for your own leisure, accompany your singing or just enjoy the sheer pleasure of learning a new instrument - whether it is you are new to music or not. There are so many reasons to learn the harp, and there are all right - you should, it is an amazing instrument. If you are already an intermediate or advanced player, great, let's push what you can do.

Areas that I will work on and develop in your lessons tailored to your needs include: technique, sound production, tone, sight-reading, repertoire, studies, excerpts, improvisation, arrangements and music theory.

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Native Language: French
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama (2019) - MMus Distinction (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama (2018) - BMus(Hons) 1st clas degree (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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