Anyone is invited to take part personally in making his or her own harp in my workshop. This usually lasts a week, from Monday to Friday (occasionally even till Saturday).
During this period one single course participant only is in my care, i.e. according to prior arrangement.
During the course we are busy making an Irish harp with modern carbon strings. You are free to chose the dimensions of the harp and the number of strings. The benefit of making a harp in this way is that, from the very beginning, the musician is aware of possessing not a mass-produced or cheaply made instrument, but a reliable and perfectly hand-crafted instrument - and this is only possible with one-to-one courses.
the course participant, be it male or female,
ince each and every harp has always been a very individual musical instrument - and will always be such - people often express the wish to have included in the design of their instrument their personal decoration, initials or traditional ornaments. Depending on the craftsman´s skill, there are various possibilities - carving a relief, painting or pyrographic art. The participant can be assured during the entire process that he or she will never be left alone, even if things get a bit sticky.
For the bass
tones, every harp is equipped with synthetic strings covered with copper
winding, and for the melodious tones, the strings are of fluorine carbon
producing a very brilliant sound. If desired, the instrument can also
be gut-strung. Additionally, there´s the choice between three types
Since it is
possible to chose between so many models, the cost of such an instrument
- according to the official price list - is calculated with a reduction
of the course does not include semitone levers. However, the instruments
are designed such semitone mechanisms can be attached later on, if desired.
Should you require reasonably-priced accommodation, I will do my best to assist. Please enclose a downpayment of Euro 400,-- along with your application (at least two months in advance). Should you have any special questions or particular wishes, please don´t hesitate to contact me simply by phoning.