Harp Classes Jan-July 2018
If you would like to book a lesson, have a look at the schedule below and contact her with a time that would suit you. Times allocated on a first come first served basis.
The lessons are located approx 7 minutes walk from HUNTWANGEN-WIL train station, (NOT Eglisau), on a level road where you can easily wheel your harp, or you may borrow a Camac harp of Catherine’s. The station is served by two trains per hour from Zurich/Bulach/ Schffhausen
If you are interested, please get in touch with Catherine through the contact page of the site, and Catherine will get back to discuss your lesson.
ON AVERAGE a 60 minute private lesson costs 60 CHF, and less than this if you reserve a block of lessons. Classes with two or more students also cost less, but it is important that students are more or less the one level.
These classes are designed to teach Celtic, and in particular the music of Ireland, in the ancient aural tradition, learning by ear. The tune is played, the student watches, listens, and copies; student and teacher play together. At the end of the lesson, you can have the sheet music, and the main focus of the learning is to learn by ear and get the music in your head.
Below are the available private class times free on one Tuesday and one Saturday each month, normally 4 private slots per day. As these times book, they will be removed from the timetable. If nothing on the schedule suits you, drop a mail and we can hopefully sort out another time.
If you have any other questions, feel free to drop a mail, in English or in German.
Below are the slots still free for the coming months.
February March Sat 3rd Booked / 12.00 – 13.30 / 14.00 – 15.30 / 16.00 – 17.30 Tue 6th 9.30 – 11.00 / 11.30 – 13.00 / Booked / Booked
April Saturday 7th 10.00 – 11.30 / 12.00 – 13.30 / 14.00 – 15.30 / 16.00 – 17.30 Tuesday 10th 9.30 – 11.00 / 11.30 – 13.00 / Booked / Booked
May Tuesday 8th 9.30 – 11.00 / 11.30 – 13.00 / Booked / Booked Saturday 26th Booked / 12.00 – 13.30 / 14.00 – 15.30 / 16.00 – 17.30
June Tuesday 12th 9.30 – 11.00 / 11.30 – 13.00 / 13.30 – 15.00 / Booked Saturday 30th Booked / 12.00 – 13.30 / 14.00 – 15.30 / 16.00 – 17.30
July Saturday 7th 10.00 – 11.30 / 12.00 – 13.30 / 14.00 – 15.30 / 16.00 – 17.30 Tuesday 10th 9.30 – 11.00 / 11.30 – 13.00 / 13.30 – 15.00 / Booked
Catherine Rhatigan has been teaching for more than 20 years and has a strong repertoire of authentic tunes from which to choose in her lessons. She has taught in the U.S and Europe, and most recently gave a special week long course in 18th century Irish music at the O Carolan Harp Festival in Keadue, Ireland in 2016. She has taught at Celtic Days at Lake Constance with Kora Wuthier, and at Autour la Harpe Celtique in Vevey, Switzerland, most recently in April 2017.