Do you love poetry and yearn to put harp to such words? Have you dreamed of telling stories with the harp? Do you wish to bring your listeners more fully into the world of your music? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this class may be for you!
We have two classes from which to choose, one that meets on Sundays, and one on Tuesdays.
Elf Owl Harp: Harp for Storytelling, Poetry, and the Spoken Word.
Your teacher and guide: Jane Valencia
Two class sessions! Pick the one that best suits your schedule.
Sunday Elf Owl Harp Class. Starts May 23. 2-4pm Eastern Time.
Dates: 5/23, 6/6, 6/13, 6/27 on Zoom [Note that we are skipping 5/30 Memorial Day weekend and 6/20 Father’s Day]. Class is full. Enrollment is closed.
Tuesday Elf Owl Harp Class. Starts May 25. 7-9pm Pacific Time.
Dates: 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15 on Zoom. Register here. Still a few spaces available!
Telling stories or sharing poems brings listeners into other worlds. When we add our harp to our spoken word we add layers to the experience, and magnify the wonder and magic! Join us in a four-session class devoted to weaving enchantment with harp and language.
We’ll use small tales, short poems, descriptive passages, blessings, narrative, sacred text, ancient wisdom, folklore, and more to explore techniques, material, and ideas for crafting unique and captivating pieces that can either stand on their own or take flight into larger storytelling and spoken expressions. You’ll have assignments (elf owl size) each week, and the opportunity to share your work in a supportive, kind environment.
Grow your skills with harp and storytelling, poetry, and other spoken word in this fun four-session class on Zoom.
Whether you dream of performing story, poetry, or other spoken word for others, offering them in myriad settings (church, therapeutic, organization, with kids or seniors, and more), playing them for yourself (say, as a contemplative or magical practice), this class is intended to cultivate and support your joyful expression.
- Openings and Closing: Framing and mood, the art of introduction and endings
- Respecting and Honoring Sources
- Choosing Material and working with different forms
- Creating Stories and Poems
- Working with Sound Effects, Chord Progressions, Tunes and Songs, Improvisation, and Modes
- Storytelling, Poetry, and Spoken Word performance skills
- Practices for Centering Oneself and for Connecting with your Listeners
- Weaving Larger Pieces: Taking your Elf Owl skills to the next level
Who: Harpers of all levels, including complete beginners, are welcome. If you can strike strings, you can use a harp with spoken word!
Materials and information will be emailed to you before class begins. Sessions will be recorded.
Do you have questions or need more info? Please ask!
To whit – to whoo! (or, in Elf Owl language: pew-pew-pew!). We hope to see you in the grove!