Harpist Sally Fletcher is also available to play for events in Northern California—see details here
My own love of music began very early in my life. I began learning to play the piano as a young child and my latent talent, abilities, and appreciation for music were fostered and encouraged by my family. I went on to learn many other instruments as well as to sing.
I know personally how wonderful and deeply helpful it is to be conversant in music and be able to play. It has been a tremendous help and gift to me throughout my life. So, as strong as is my love of playing music, is my joy as a teacher in drawing these abilities and talents out of others.
My own experiences make me a patient and encouraging teacher, and I enjoy involving my students in choosing music to learn that is most suited to their tastes.
I teach the piano and the harp. Learning one or both of these instruments provides an excellent basis for one's musical education. You will learn to read music, to better understand rhythm and harmony, and to enjoy sharing music with others through performance. These skills will enhance and enrich your experience and capability in all areas of your life, and add to your aptitude for learning other instruments or singing, if desired in future.
Learning to play a musical instrument is enjoyable, relaxing, and increases your intelligence. It has been shown in research that more parts of the brain are active while one reads and plays music than during any other activitiy. Studies also show that students learning music consistently outperform their peers on SAT and intelligence tests, demonstrate better memory retention and a better performance generally in school. Many experience enhanced ability to learn languages and mathematics, as well. In addition, music has been demonstrated to enhance the body's natural relaxation and healing processes.
Sally's Piano Method
Learning to play the piano provides the basis for all musical learning.
I teach all basic aspects of this skill—reading music, scales/chords and ear training, rhythm, technique, music theory, interpretation, and performing.
The type of music learned is chosen according to the age, level and preferred style of the student.
I welcome students of all ages, at every stage of experience.
Sally's Harp Method
The harp is a beautiful, rewarding instrument to learn.
I teach both lever harp (folk harp) and pedal harp (concert harp). All ages and all levels are welcome.
You will learn the basics of hand/finger placement, playing technique, exercises, scales/chords, arpeggios, performing, and care of the harp.
Music is chosen by the level and preferred style of the student.
I will help you find a rental harp.
Browse my new shop, Sally's Store, for my CDs, MP3s, and books, plus a few other items I have selected that you may enjoy, including a few other healing CDs and books, some musical instruments for practicing at home, and more. My CDs are also available at CDBaby.com.
Sally Fletcher, harpist
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