A Few Words From
“Words cannot express how much I enjoyed Harpers' Escape 2012. Thank you for all you, Debbie, Gráinne, and Billy did to make it such a happy and rewarding time. The participants were warm and welcoming, the conversation was interesting, the meals, delicious, the sleeping quarters, peaceful and quiet, the concert, so much fun, and the teaching, really excellent. Billy Jackson was a wonderful teacher and I marveled at his patience with us. In a few short hours we learned the tunes and I can play the tune, Blue Ribbon, (both hands) -- amazing!! It sings in my mind day in and day out.”
--from Laurie after the 2012 Escape.
“I want to thank you and your teaching team for a wonderful learning experience this past weekend. I thought everything was first rate - the teaching, the fellowship with the other harpists, and the venue (also the food was great). I don't think you could improve upon a thing! I learned so much and am delightfully surprised to find out that I can learn to play a song by ear!!! This has opened up a new world of harp practice for me.”says June in 2011
“It was the first time I actually was taught a tune, phrase by phrase,
by ear, with ornaments, and it was exhilarating. I was learning a tune the
way I wanted to play it.”
“When can i sign up for next year?
I really don't have the words to express how much fun I had. I love learning
new things and meeting new friends.”
“Your articulate and precise way of teaching was
so enjoyable. You made me feel so at ease and that I could DO IT!
I can learn to play this wonderful loving instrument, and I did!
In the future I will look back on that weekend with much joy and
know I got my start from the best.”
“You all were able to handle a large group of harpers very
professionally. Between Kathy's command of 'play damn it!' and Deb's
sage advice of 'just don't barf!' confidence was instilled in all...”