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Music Lessons in Tacoma, WA

Michael MacBean - Harp Teacher

Michael MacBean

Harp
Tacoma

Friday

$95 per month

206-464-5599

About Me

Michael MacBean has been involved with the harp for over 30 years– teaching, performing, recording, composing, and judging harp competitions. He is a former Alaska Arts Commission and California Arts Commission touring artist and has performed at venues as diverse as the Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale AZ; Passim, Cambridge MA; Grace Cathedral Concerts, San Francisco. He has performed, taught, and adjudicated at the O’Carolan Harp Festival in Ireland as well as several International Harp Conferences. He is a co-founder, director, and instructor at the Vashon Island Harp School and Camp. Michael has recorded seven CD’s and has performed on several others. Besides teaching at Ted Brown Music in Tacoma, he also teaches at Dusty Strings Music School in Seattle and Yenney Music in Olympia.

Michael’s Teaching Style:

My prime philosophy in teaching harp is that almost anyone can Learn to play. I have taught students from age six to mid-70’s who prove that this is true. I incorporate both ‘playing by ear’ (actually by feel) and sight reading in my teaching method. Technique is important in harp playing and I make this enjoyable for the student by using actual music pieces to teach this. Along with technique, my students learn music theory in a graduated method and are able to arrange their own music pieces. Whatever style of music you eventually wish to play on the harp I am willing to help you work toward your goal.