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The 2016 International Harp Festival will be held at the beautiful San Damiano Retreat Center in Northern California. We will bring together many of the harp community’s best clinicians and performers. Our mission is to educate and inspire you and to connect you to harpists from around the globe.

The festival will include One Day Intensive workshops as well as numerous 1 - 2 hour workshops. Topics include healing harp, Celtic and world music, liturgical harp, improvisation, and much more.

You will have time throughout the day to shop for harps, music, and accessories, and meet and mingle with other participants, the performers, and facilitators.

Every evening you will enjoy concerts featuring harpists performing The Blues, Straight Ahead Jazz, World Music, Folk and Classical repertoire.

Please visit our website for full event information, schedule, and FAQs.

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Saturday, May 28 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Creating Tasty Harp Arrangements from Lead Sheets FILLING

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This is a hands-on class with many musical examples providing techniques for turning a lead sheet into an interesting musical arrangement. It will include various rhythmic patterns, chord substitutions and melodic ideas that can be plugged into various songs. Participants can feel free to bring a lead sheet that they would like ideas for arranging.

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John Metras

John Metras has played a number of instruments professionally since the 1970s, including the guitar, piano, accordion and harp. As a graduate of Lone Mountain College as a guitar major, he proceeded to obtain a Masters degree in Music Education from Holy Names College in Oakland and a teaching credential at San Francisco State University. John taught music in Sonoma County schools for over 30 years, has mentored a number of new music... Read More →


Saturday May 28, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
St. Francis
  • Level Intermediate-Advanced
  • Harp Required? Yes

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