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2017 Retreat Schedule (edited 6-22-17)

Friday, September 8

*PRIVATE LESSSONS with Sunita Staneslow on Friday ONLY--contact her directly to arrange your lesson time and learn about fees.

SMALL GROUP PRIVATE LESSON AT 4:00 - $40 PER STUDENT - SUNITA WILL TARGET SPECIAL SKILLS AND ANSWER SPECIFIC QUESTIONS. SPACE IN THIS CLASS IS LIMITED - CALL NOW TO PARTICIPATE.

3:00 - 5:00 pm             Arrive, Check In, Tune up your harp

5:00 - 6:30 pm             Dinner on your own

6:30 - 7:00 pm             Welcome & Announcements

7:00 - 7:15 pm             Introducing: Sunita Staneslow!

7:15 - 7:45 pm             Short Topic: Sunita, "Professionals Toolbox,                                       working well with others"

8:00 - 9:00 pm             Harp Circle #1 *We will split into groups for                                         beginners and more advanced harpers*

 

Saturday, September 9

8:30 - 9:00 am             Welcome & Announcements

9:00 - 10:15 am           Workshop #1: Sunita Staneslow,                                                         "Art of the Arpeggio"                                                         

10:30 - 11:30 am         Workshop #2: Mary Stevens,                                                               "Improve Your Improvization"

11:30 am - 1:30 pm     Lunch (provided)

1:30 - 2:45 pm             Workshop #3:Sunita Staneslow,                                                         "Bass Lines, Going Up and Going Down"                                                       

3:00 - 4:15 pm             Workshop #4: Mary Stevens,                                                               "Memorization Ease, Take it by Degrees"

4:30 - 5:30 pm             Harp Circle #2

5:30 - 7:00 pm             Free Time/ Dinner on your own

7:00 - 9:00 pm             Sunita Staneslow Harp Concert



We've even made the schedule into a handy-dandy PDF that you can download and print below.


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Retreat Registration

2017 Registration Info.  

Registration for the full weekend includes workshops, games, harp circles, Saturday lunch, and snacks.  There will be an extra meal cost of $xx  for any family members or guests attending the Saturday lunch.  

 $135  ($150 after September 1, 2017)

Download this form and mail it to the Big Sky Harp Society with your registration check. We look forward to having you join us!


Registration fees do not include Friday or Saturday dinners – these will be on your own (with harp friends, of course).  Remember to label your tuners and tuning keys with your name!  Many look the same and it’s hard to know who they belong to by the end. 



 
 

Harp Circle Sheet Music

We will be learning and playing together several songs during our retreat harp circles.  Be sure to print out the lead sheets below and bring them with you so you can join in the fun!

Amanda Olson will facilitate the harp circles at our retreat. Her goal is to include players of all levels, explore some musical ideas and revel in the sound of so many harps playing together! Here are her suggestions for preparing for the sessions:

  • Alphabetize your music in your binder, that way you can find the piece quickly.
  • Bring a pencil to make notes.
  • Prepare according to your abilities:
    • Think of some variations or embellishments to make it interesting, if that is too much…
    • Be able to play the melody with some chords in the left hand, if that’s too much…
    • Be able to play just the melody, if that is too much…                                
    • Familiarize yourself with the chords, if that’s too much…
    • Try playing the first chord of every line.

 Relax!! This will be fun and easy! :)

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