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Shelley Fairplay

#happyharping I live in Wales, UK and delight in all things harp (well except for broken strings and carrying pedal harps up castle steps!)

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About this course

"Hello and welcome to my FREE online IMMERSION course. My name is Shelley Fairplay, I am totally delighted to share my enthusiasm with you for our beautiful instrument. I am excited to connect via the harp with you and I am passionate about sharing music and passing on knowledge and joy of this instrument to harpists of all levels and ages, I do hope our paths cross soon either face to face or via this wonderful online community of harpists" 

Shelley Fairplay is a soloist, arranger, coach, ensemble leader and creator of the online Fairplay Harp School ( Her over 20 years of teaching experience is far reaching, ranging from one-to-one lessons from beginner to university level, ensemble teaching regularly and as a guest tutor for groups and harp festivals, whole class music teaching including specifically for harp and of course online teaching with twelve week courses START HARP and The Flourishing Harpist, six week courses, IMMERSION workshops and the brand new Dynamic Harps Virtual Ensemble.

She is one of the very few harpists in the world to hold all the following music and teaching qualifications:

  • Masters in musc from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (MMus)
  • Degree in Music from Cardiff University (BMus)
  • Fully qualified school teacher (PGCE)
  • Teaching diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  • Grade 8 with Distinction on the harp