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The International Harp Festival returns to the San Damiano Retreat Center in the beautiful hillside town of Danville, CA, May 25 - 29, 2017.

In 2017 you can look forward to:

  • Daily classes in tracks geared specifically to the beginning, intermediate and advanced players that build on the material presented the previous day.

  • Two special seminars covering Teaching Tactics and Performance, designed for advanced students, teachers, and anyone interested in beginning a performing or teaching career or taking it to the next level.

  • Internationally acclaimed artists and presenters to educate, motivate and inspire you.

  • Classes for both the pedal and non-pedal player covering a wide range of topics including musical composition, editing and arranging, Celtic and world music, modal improvisation, playing expressively,  jazz, working with composers, and more.

  • Nightly concerts spanning musical styles from Bach to Bebop, World Sounds and Celtic Music. 

  • A mid-day break to nap, take a walk in the surrounding gardens and hillside trails, play in casual harp jams or do yoga and other Healthy Harpist exercises.

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Sunday, May 28 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Modal Musings LIMITED

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A right-brain, creative approach to using modes as a foundation for improvisation. Utilizing the 7 basic diatonic modes, discover what makes each one sound unique and ways to use them as a foundation for improvising. Learn simple but effective one and two-hand patterns to creative beautiful improvisations and more personalized arrangements.

Presenters
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Kim Robertson

Kim Robertson is a prominent performer, arranger, recording artist and pioneer of the folk harp in North America. Her playing combines inventiveness & virtuosity with a keen sense of melody & respect for tradition. Classically trained on piano and pedal harp, her discovery of the... Read More →


Sunday May 28, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Fireside Lounge

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