Helen Morrison

Harp, Cello, Piano
5.0
(7 reviews)
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About

Helen is a talented and experienced music teacher specializing in teaching Lever Harp, Piano and Cello to a wide range of students, including adults and those learning music for the first time. Trained as a music teacher, Helen has successfully built her private studio, where she teaches music to all ages and abilities.  Helen enjoys the flexibility of teaching online and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and skills with you, the global student group. 

Helen has music industry experience in many areas including teaching groups and individuals, performing, workshop facilitation, accompanying and recording. Many of Helen's students have successfully passed their music exams through the Australian Music Examinations Board.

In 2016, Helen toured with a harp ensemble from Tasmania to perform in Ancenis, France under the invitation of the director of Camac Harps. Helen supported the group as artistic director, musical director and master of ceremonies.

In 2014, Helen was a presenter in the Therapeutic Harp stream of the World Harp Congress, Sydney, Australia. She enjoyed being on a panel of speakers as well as presenting a sound workshop incorporating harp, percussion and poetry.

Each week, Helen enjoys presenting 'Mostly Folk', a radio show on Hobart FM 96.1.

Helen's experience as a music teacher enables her to tailor the lesson to you, the individual. She collaborates with you to understand your goals and then helps you to bring those dreams to life. Helen is a dedicated and patient teacher, who is committed to bringing you the best possible musical experience. Her industry know-how, years of teaching experience, and her wide-ranging musical influences and tastes mean she is well-equipped to help you along your musical journey. 

Helen attained a Bachelor of Education in Music from the South Australian College of Advanced Education in 1988.
She has achieved a selection of Australian Music Examinations Board grade certificates in Harp, Piano, Cello and Theory.
In 2019, Helen completed the SoundWerk Certification Course - Music for Relaxation. In Sept 2021 Helen became Director/ owner of the Therapy Harp Training Program.

Helen is a full member of the Tasmanian Music Teachers Association (TMTA) and a member of the Harp Society of Tasmania (HST).
She is a friend of the Australian Therapeutic Harpists Association (ATHA).

Helen holds a current Working With Vulnerable People Card for the state of Tasmania.

Students will develop a sound knowledge of note reading, music theory, and technical work as well as playing music for enjoyment or to reach certain goals. I draw on a wide range of books and resources for my students as I take an individual approach to the learning experience. I teach a range of genres, including classical, contemporary and traditional music. I like teaching improvisation and composition. I also teach students to create sounds on their instrument for the purpose of relaxation, for themselves or others.

For Lever Harp beginners, I may use the Sylvia Woods series, as well as books by Bonnie Goodrich.  

For Cello beginners, I use A New Tune A Day book 1 and other books including the Cello Time series.

For Piano, I like to use the Hal Leonard series of beginner books, and the Bastien Older Beginner book.

Some further repertoire may be chosen from a variety of sources including the Australian Music Examinations Board syllabus.

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