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Consider me your Musical Fitness Trainer, your Harp Coach. Let me help you unlock your potential. Let me make you a better player and a better performer.

My name is Jay Michaels - The Harper.  I am called The Harper because I play the Harp for a living. You may be asking yourself; "Doesn't that make you a HarPIST?"  No, it does not.  A Harpists is a person that plays a big Pedal Harp.  The kind you see in the Orchestra.  The type of Harp that was developed late in the 1700's.  If you play one of those you are a Harpist.  I am a Harper.  That means I play the Folk Harp.  What is a Folk Harp?  Any Harp that is not a Pedal Harp, Any Harp that is NOT the kind of Harp that you see in the Orchestra, is considered a Folk Harp. Folk Harps come in many sizes: 19 strings, 22 strings 30 strings...up to 40 strings or more!  You can play all kinds of Music on a Folk Harp: Obviously Folk Music, Classical Music, Celtic Music, Early Music (which is Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music). You can play Rock Music, you can write your own Music...on the Folk Harp....which I will refer to from here on out as, simply The Harp.  Or, Your Harp!

I travel around America playing Music on The Harp; at Renaissance Festivals, Folk and Celtic Festivals, Early Music Educational Programs, House Concerts, Senior Villages, Restaurants, Libraries, Schools, Churches and other venues.  My Harp Music has been used in network Television programs including Parenthood, Nashville, Secrets & Lies, Rosewood, Parks & Recreation.  Also the Indie Film's How To Be A Latin Lover & Baby Baby Baby.

I have been playing my Harp for people for the over 20 years.  I have been a student of Music for most of my life. I also play Guitar, Baroque Guitar, Mountain Dulcimer, Bowed Dulcimer/Viol, and Rebec.

I would like to share my experience with you.  I would like to help make you a better Musician, and a great Harper.  Consider me your Musical Fitness Trainer, your Harp Coach.  Let me help you unlock your potential. Let me make you a better player and a better performer.
Here on Patreon, I am going to be offering a basic introduction to
Your Harp:
How to tune
How to care for
How to begin to play

From there we move on to technique and interpretation:
In your Fingers
In your Arms
In your Mind
In your Heart

I will also be offering you exclusive video content that will include:
Performances of Harp Music
The Art of Practice
The Art of Arrangement
The Art of Making a piece of Music Yours!

I will also offer:
Personal review of your Harp performances with emphasis on improving your
tone, interpretation, technique and presence


Please Join me, as I join you in this Musical adventure.

Thank You!

Peace!

-Jay Michaels The Harper - Your Harp Coach
Tiers
An Introduction to Playing The Harp
$5 or more per month
Harp Basics


So, you have a Harp! 

Let's get started.


Every month I will produce a short video to cover the most basic elements of The Harp such as:

- How to tune Your Harp

-How to care for Your Harp

-The way to pluck Your Harp Strings

-What are these levers for?

-Playing in different keys

-How to sit

-Exercises to keep your hands healthy

and more



Video Practice Sessions and Live Q & A
$7 or more per month
LIVE Q&A

Once a month I will host a live chat were I will play some Music, talk technique and answer your questions


Behind the scenes!

I will produce a video once a month featuring a Practice Session. 

I will:

-Break down a piece of Music

-Work on Dynamics and Interpretation

-Discuss proper practice Technique

-Discuss motivation & understanding the Music



I want to hear YOU play, then help you to play better!
$10 or more per month
This is where I get to see you play, and find ways to improve your skills. Once a month, make a short video of you playing a piece of Music.  Send me a link to that video. I will then offer you advice and suggestions to improve your performance
Consider me your Musical Fitness Trainer, your Harp Coach. Let me help you unlock your potential. Let me make you a better player and a better performer.

My name is Jay Michaels - The Harper.  I am called The Harper because I play the Harp for a living. You may be asking yourself; "Doesn't that make you a HarPIST?"  No, it does not.  A Harpists is a person that plays a big Pedal Harp.  The kind you see in the Orchestra.  The type of Harp that was developed late in the 1700's.  If you play one of those you are a Harpist.  I am a Harper.  That means I play the Folk Harp.  What is a Folk Harp?  Any Harp that is not a Pedal Harp, Any Harp that is NOT the kind of Harp that you see in the Orchestra, is considered a Folk Harp. Folk Harps come in many sizes: 19 strings, 22 strings 30 strings...up to 40 strings or more!  You can play all kinds of Music on a Folk Harp: Obviously Folk Music, Classical Music, Celtic Music, Early Music (which is Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music). You can play Rock Music, you can write your own Music...on the Folk Harp....which I will refer to from here on out as, simply The Harp.  Or, Your Harp!

I travel around America playing Music on The Harp; at Renaissance Festivals, Folk and Celtic Festivals, Early Music Educational Programs, House Concerts, Senior Villages, Restaurants, Libraries, Schools, Churches and other venues.  My Harp Music has been used in network Television programs including Parenthood, Nashville, Secrets & Lies, Rosewood, Parks & Recreation.  Also the Indie Film's How To Be A Latin Lover & Baby Baby Baby.

I have been playing my Harp for people for the over 20 years.  I have been a student of Music for most of my life. I also play Guitar, Baroque Guitar, Mountain Dulcimer, Bowed Dulcimer/Viol, and Rebec.

I would like to share my experience with you.  I would like to help make you a better Musician, and a great Harper.  Consider me your Musical Fitness Trainer, your Harp Coach.  Let me help you unlock your potential. Let me make you a better player and a better performer.
Here on Patreon, I am going to be offering a basic introduction to
Your Harp:
How to tune
How to care for
How to begin to play

From there we move on to technique and interpretation:
In your Fingers
In your Arms
In your Mind
In your Heart

I will also be offering you exclusive video content that will include:
Performances of Harp Music
The Art of Practice
The Art of Arrangement
The Art of Making a piece of Music Yours!

I will also offer:
Personal review of your Harp performances with emphasis on improving your
tone, interpretation, technique and presence


Please Join me, as I join you in this Musical adventure.

Thank You!

Peace!

-Jay Michaels The Harper - Your Harp Coach

Recent posts by Jay Michaels - The Harper - Harp Coach

Tiers
An Introduction to Playing The Harp
$5 or more per month
Harp Basics


So, you have a Harp! 

Let's get started.


Every month I will produce a short video to cover the most basic elements of The Harp such as:

- How to tune Your Harp

-How to care for Your Harp

-The way to pluck Your Harp Strings

-What are these levers for?

-Playing in different keys

-How to sit

-Exercises to keep your hands healthy

and more



Video Practice Sessions and Live Q & A
$7 or more per month
LIVE Q&A

Once a month I will host a live chat were I will play some Music, talk technique and answer your questions


Behind the scenes!

I will produce a video once a month featuring a Practice Session. 

I will:

-Break down a piece of Music

-Work on Dynamics and Interpretation

-Discuss proper practice Technique

-Discuss motivation & understanding the Music



I want to hear YOU play, then help you to play better!
$10 or more per month
This is where I get to see you play, and find ways to improve your skills. Once a month, make a short video of you playing a piece of Music.  Send me a link to that video. I will then offer you advice and suggestions to improve your performance