Let us keep you up to date. 

Subscribe to the newsletter here. 



€280* / use this form to register. 


Friday, October 11, 9.30 - 22.15 (registration 8.30-9.30) 

Saturday, October 12, 9.00 - 22.30 

Sunday, October 13, 9.00 - 18.15 


Level intermediate:  

intermediate harpists with some knowledge of chords. 

Main faculty intermediate: 

Deborah Henson-Conant, Maeve Gilchrist, Kurt Schwab  


Level advanced: 

advanced harpists with some experience in playing from chord symbols or accessible knowledge of 7th chords. 

Main faculty advanced:  

Deborah Henson-Conant, Rossitza Milevska, Johan Clement  




Friday, October 11, 2013 

08.30 - 09.30 arrival/registration 

09.30 - 11.00 Get physical with your harp 

11.15 - 12.30 Harmony 

12.30 - 13.30 lunchtime & open mic 

13.30 - 14.45 Hands-on Jazz & Improvisation 

15.00 - 16.30 Combo lesson 

15.30 - 16.30 Gear up your harp  

20.15 Concert Deborah Henson-Conant & special guests 


Saturday, October 12, 2013 

09.00 - 10.15 Harmony  

10.30 - 11.45 Hands-on Jazz & Improvisation 

12.00 - 12.30 Rhythm / body percussion 

12.30 - 13.30 lunchtime & open mic 

13.15 - 14.00 Bass line workout 

14.15 - 15.00 Melodic workout 

15.30 - 16.45 Combo lesson  

19.30 - 20.30 How-to-survive-a-jam-session crash course 

20.30 Jam Session 


Sunday, October 13, 2013 

09.00 - 09.45 Listening to jazz  

10.00 - 11.15 Harmony 

11.30 - 12.30 Cherries in the pudding 

12.30 - 13.30 lunchtime & open mic 

13.30 - 14.45 Strings of Passion 

16.15 Afternoon concert with Maeve Gilchrist & Rossitza Milevska 


Further info on the lessons: 

- Hands-on Jazz & Improvisation (Maeve / Rossitza) 

Each with their own background and experience, the harp teachers will work with you on various aspects of jazz and improvisation. This could cover various styles, melody, chords, rhythm, larger structures (like form) and smaller ones (patterns, riffs), levers, pedals, etc. 


- Harmony (Johan / Kurt) 

The focus of this subject is to develop knowledge of chords and learning how to use them. An essential part of playing jazz on the harp.  


- Combo lesson (Johan / Kurt / Maeve / Rossitza / Deborah) 

This important lesson, supported by a bass player and a drummer to practise with, covers various aspects of playing in a jazz combo. What is your role as a harpist? When do you play a solo and when the accompaniment? Which parts of the chord, patterns, etc. will work well, and which ones are better left to others (e.g. the bass player)? Intro's, endings, counting off and communication within the band are all possible ingredients for a combo lesson. You won't have to jump in unprepared: songs that might be used will be sent to you ahead of time and some will also be covered in other lessons. 


- Bass line workout 


- Melodic workout (Kurt) 


- Rhythm 

Useful and lots of fun. Exciting and relaxing at the same time. Altogether. No harps needed. 


- Listening to jazz (Kurt) 


- Get physical with your harp (Deborah) 


- How-to-survive-a-jam-session crash course (Kurt) 

Optional voor festival visitors, obligatory fun for Intensive Course participants. 


- Jam session 

You are expected to be present, and strongly encouraged, not forced, to play. 


- Strings of Passion (Deborah) 

Lecture-performance. Popular 'special' for festival visitors, obligatory subject for Intensive Course participants. 


- Cherries in the pudding... (Deborah) 



The course fee includes entry to the Friday night and Sunday afternoon concerts.  

shopping cart




check out