Workshops, Lectures and Teaching

The following is a listing of music related workshops, masterclasses, public lectures and other teaching activities, 1993 to 2008.

Regular teaching positions:

Artist Teacher for historical harps, Victoria University Wellington, 2003-present

Harp teacher, Musikseminar Hamburg, 1997-1999

Harp teacher, Studio Oude Muziek Utrecht, 1996-1997

2008

  • "Learn to Read and Write Music": Series of six evening classes at Wellington High School Adult Community Education centre. Autumn and spring terms.

2007

  • "Learn to Read and Write Music": Series of six evening classes at Wellington High School Adult Community Education centre. Autumn term.

2006

  • Koggsmuseet Malmö (Sweden), 14 May: harp workshop, medieval music (beginners)
  • Tynska Scola, Prague (Czech Republic), 23 April: Baroque harp seminar
  • Edinburgh International Harp Festival (UK), 8 -12 April: Workshop "Music in Middle-earth", week-long courses "Harp and Pop" (intermediate level), "Spanish Baroque" (advanced level)

2005

  • In 2005, I was invited to do a lecture-presentation about Spanish baroque harps and their repertory at the World Harp Congress in Dublin (Ireland), but was unable to obtain funding to finance the trip.

2004

  • Australian National Harp Weekend, Canberra (Australia), 18 September: Introduction to historical harps
  • Victoria University Wellington, Monday Music Forum, 29 March: "Spanish Strictness and Italian Innovation: the continuo treatises by José de Torres and D. Fernandez de Huete" (public lecture)
  • New Zealand International Harp Festival, 7-8 February: Workshop "historical harp technique", children's composition workshop

2003

  • Michael Fowler Center, Wellington: panelist, Wellington Music Week seminars, 19-20 October (panel discussions about survival in the music industry)
  • Hamilton harp camp, 2-3 August: teacher
  • University of Auckland, 29 April: lecture-demonstration "Continuo and Improvisation", student workshop "Performance practice"
  • Victoria University Wellington, 8 April: harp masterclass
  • Victoria University Wellington, 26 March: masterclass on Monteverdi's "Lamento d'Arianna"
  • Victoria University Wellington, 25 March: workshop "German pronunciation for singers"
  • Christchurch, 15 March: private harp workshop
  • University of Canterbury Christchurch, 14 March: workshop "Introduction to Continuo Playing"

1999

  • "Amherst Early Music" International Summer School, Boston (USA): Member of faculty. Masterclass continuo playing, historical harp technique, chamber music coaching, German pronunciation coaching for singers

1998

  • New York Early Harp Society, New York (USA): masterclass historical harp technique
  • Royal Conservatory, Stockholm (Sweden): masterclass continuo