"Each day, I had a two-three hour lesson in the morning. We would work on one or two new pieces each class in addition to a variety of the hand techniques. I was so inspired watching his hands. He would improvise using the songs he taught me, making up more and more complex variations, his hands moving faster and faster across the strings. I wanted to say, “Teach me all that right now”, but I just had to breathe and think, “One step at a time Liza, one step at a time.” At the end of each lesson, Angel would accompany me in order that I felt the syncopation between the rhythms of the harp and the rhythms of the cuatro (Venezuelan small guitar). This helped tremendously not only to cement what I had just learned in my lesson but also to understand the unique interplay of the rhythms in Venezuelan music"
My experiences in Venezuela last summer while learning the traditional harp
Union City Music Project (USA) and Veracruzana University (MEX)
Somerset Harp Fest (USA) and Durango Harp Fest (MEX)
Mexico Harp Fest (MEX)
Silicon Valley Chapter of the American Harp Society
Christopher Newport University (USA)
Is it your dream to learn how to play the harp? Go for it!
Angel Tolosa is a professional harpist, he has been
playing the harp for more than 20 years and has many
years of experience in teaching music in Latin america
Please contact me to schedule your lesson or ask