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  • Book recommendations for young children?

     Annette Mead updated 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Tiffany Schaefer

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    2 March, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    My friend’s 5 year old will be learning the harp soon and I want to give her some book ideas.

    I’ve heard Learn the Harp with Charlie the Kitten is good.

    I was also thinking of Anne Crosby Gaudet’s Big Adventures Small Harps. Not sure how kid-friendly it is?

    They’re a very musical family and both children have already had some piano or violin or whistle lessons, so I don’t think following a book would be a problem for them.

  • Victoria Johnson

    Member
    3 March, 2021 at 3:30 am

    Both of my kids started learning the harp at 5 and they use Bonnie Goodrich’s Small Tunes for Young Harpists, Betty Paret’s First Harp Book, and Phyllis Schlomovitz’s Beginner’s Harp Book. All of these have good pieces for technique building. I actually started with the First Harp Book myself, LOL! I think Small Tunes for Young Harpists is the easiest of the three. There are definitely some challenging pieces towards the end of First Harp Book and Beginner’s Harp Book. Hope that’s helpful. 🙂

  • Annette Mead

    Member
    11 March, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    I think Small Tunes for Young Harpists by Bonnie Goodrich is a good choice, maybe also Basic Harp for Beginners by Laurie Riley? I haven’t looked through the whole thing but it seems to take things slow and simple. I’m learning as an adult, and I like Old Tunes for New Harpists by Mildred Dilling. It’s a fun one I’ve been working on with my harp teacher, and I think it could also be used with kids, lots of classics and it progressively gets more challenging.

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