Lisa Williamson LTCL (Piano), AIRMTNZ
Lisa Williamson studied piano first with Sister Mary Victor and then with Josie Flühler, both of Hamilton, New Zealand, and began teaching piano in 1978. Having passed her LTCL (Teaching) Diploma she studied harp with Delphine McAneney and later Rebecca Harris. Since 1988 she has maintained a private practice in Hamilton teaching harp (both lever and pedal), piano and theory at all levels. In addition to her teaching, Lisa has attended many master-classes and seminars with visiting harpists and music educators in both New Zealand and Australia. She has considerable performance experience as both a solo and orchestral harpist.
Anna Dunwoodie BMus(Perf), Dip Tchg, Dip ChLit.
Anna Dunwoodie studied piano, guitar and voice as a child and began her harp studies with Rebecca Harris of Auckland, New Zealand, in 1988. She continued with harp performance at the University of Auckland gaining a Bachelor of Music and playing with local orchestras. In 1994 Anna trained to become a specialist music teacher at secondary school level and continued teaching harp and performing on the traditional music scene. Anna now teaches lever and pedal harp from home and schools around Auckland.
Every two years, Lisa and Anna, organise, arrange music for, and run a very successful harp ensemble weekend. This focuses on working on ensemble performance skills and mixed ability harp orchestra as well as mini workshops on a variety of harp related topics.
Sightreading for harp
As harp teachers we have been constantly frustrated by the lack of sightreading resources for our instrument. To help overcome this, we started writing sightreading for our own students. Two heads are always better than one, so we combined our compositions and compiled this book. It is a resource book rather than a tutor, and has been designed to give students sufficient practice at an intermediate level.