Information About Lucy - Belper teacher
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Passionate about challenging and evolving new styles of harp playing through collaboration, composition and performance, Lucy is equally at home in venues ranging from classical concert halls to jazz clubs, from orchestral pits to industrial installations. She is happy to transcend genres and boundaries, comfortably combining classical, jazz, free improvisation, electronic and experimental influences.
Graduating from Oxford University and the Royal Northern College of music with Distinctions in postgraduate degrees, Lucy was the recipient of a number of prizes and a finalist in the RNCM’s Gold Medal weekend, the highest accolade awarded for performance. As well as having an active career performing as a solo and chamber musician, she regularly works with orchestras such as the Hallé, Manchester Concert Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia and has been invited to perform in renowned music venues such as the The Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, The Sage and Bridgewater Hall.
Lucy was a guest artist at the World Harp Congress in Hong Kong and on BBC Radio 3 and alongside her contemporary group, SHOAL was recently commissioned to compose and record music for a film for Channel 4 and premiere works at New Music North West Festival, Bury Light Festival and Hull City of Culture. Her collaboration with Carnatic singer, Supriya Nagarajan, has led to performances at The Royal Albert Hall, Cafe Oto, TUSK festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Lambeth Palace and Jaipur Literature Festival. Lucy is passionate about developing new music for the harp and was recently awarded a Developing Your Creative Practise Grant from the Arts Council and a Do It Differently Award from Help Musicians to fund composing her own and commissioning new works for harp.
My teaching experience is wide ranging. I was awarded a Distinction in my PGCE teaching qualification and spent two years working at a school in North London as part of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. I am currently harp tutor for the Royal Northern College of Music’s Junior department and run the RNCM Young Harps Project alongside my colleague, Anne-Marie O'Farrell. I am regularly invited to run seminars and course for the undergraduates and postgraduate harpists at the RNCM too. I am also the harp teacher for Repton School and the Transpennine branch of the Clarsach Society where I run monthly sessions featuring ensemble and solo pieces and technique improver clinics as well as a bi-monthly classical class exploring classical repertoire and its context. I am regularly invited as a guest teacher, most recently for Leeds College of Music, Yorkshire Young Musicians, Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, Harps North West and Cottingham Harp Course.
I’m an enthusiastic and experienced teacher and a firm believer that whatever your standard, age or motivation, learning the harp should be a fun and rewarding experience. My students range from adult amateurs who just want to play for fun to those wishing to prepare for a career in music and many have won national competitions or gained places in organisations such as the National Children's Orchestra and National Youth Harp Orchestra.
My lessons are tailored to suit the individual needs of each pupil and as well as offering regular tuition I also give one-off sessions to focus on a specific aspect of playing.
Private lessons are currently available in person at my harp studio in Little Eaton, Derbyshire or online using Zoom.
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- Royal Northern College of Music (2019) - Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Harp with Distinction (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Canterbury Christchurch University via Teach First Leadership Development Programme (2015) - PGCE in Secondary Music with Distinction (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- Oxford University (2014) - Masters in Music with Distinction (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Oxford University (2013) - BA in Music (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)