We aim to accommodate all levels of harpist as we compose and arrange all the music ourselves. If you register well in advance of the event, we can send you a beginner, intermediate or advanced part to get practicing.
Disclaimer: You will have to practice your part unless you are a confident sightreader (if you are not a confident sightreader you could always purchase our "Sightreading for Harp" books 1,2 and 3 from absolute beginner to grade 8). Also when we refer to grades, we are referring to Trinity College and Royal Schools examination grades.
You do need to have some experience of music and the harp before attending - we have accommodated a student who only had 6 lessons but she was a confident music reader already (she also found it a very intense weekend trying to keep up!). We have lever and pedal harpists attending and we have also had attendees aged from 5 to 81 years and with a huge variety of musical experiences. But the most important thing to remember is that the better prepared you are for Harpenz (by knowing your music well) the more you will gain from the whole experience!
Harp One - beginners to grade two. The music is written at an easy level (just one hand, alternating right and left hands) and a harp one level - right hand with simple left hand.
Harp Two - grades 3,4,5 level - intermediate level. More challenging music!
Harp Three - grade 6 and above - advanced level. Even more challenging music!
The best tip anyone will give you is to make sure you know your music before you arrive - that way you can concentrate on playing as a group, and not trying to sightread the new music. You will have far more fun if you know the music in advance, and you will feel more relaxed and be able to contribute to the nuances of an ensemble!