Introducing the Rainbow of Sound Series – learn to play harp AND read music!


Welcome to the Rainbow of Sound® LEARN TO PLAY HARP Series on DVD with the accompanying Rainbow of Sound® Books.
Learn how to play the harp and the basics of technique, posture, tuning, note-reading, improvisation and gain repertoire while enjoying beautiful stories and images – the use of color and alliteration help to reinforce concepts.
This program is suitable for all ages beginning with very young children. I would, however, recommend that younger child explore the instrument for a while before they develop full note-reading skills.

For the older student who has never studied music, you will find this approach will give you a clear understanding of hand position and basic note-reading. For some new players it may also be beneficial and speed up the learning process if you hire a Facilitator of the Rainbow of Sound® method as they can further help you with fingerings and theory study. Also from time to time I am able to offer personal lessons via Skype so please contact us if these options are of interest to you.
Please check out the introductory videos to the right of this page ->

The Rainbow of Sound Series – 6 Book+DVD combos


The Purple book
 focuses on learning how to read the treble clef and playing tunes that become part of the storyline. The use of color and alliteration help the student to retain the information making this an integrated method of learning.

The Blue book takes the student further into the study of reading music by introducing the bass clef. Songs learned in the Purple book are then expanded to include harmonies in the Blue book. You can play the songs while the story unfolds.

In the Green book we have a charming story, written by Barbara Yule, taking place in Scotland. Through this story we are reminded of the subtle energies that surround us daily and that we truly live in a magical kingdom. Songs from Christina’s CD/audio-album The Emerald Harp are adapted for beginners. All songs are in the key of C. This story makes for a wonderful production for a group of harpists!

The Yellow book takes the student into the study of learning about accidentals: sharps and flats, plus the use of levers on the harp. The story by Joanna Huckvale takes place in Wales with beautiful Welsh melodies that bring home the importance of being kind to one another, to animals and taking care of the Earth.

In the Orange book we have a variety of techniques and games to trigger our imagination for composing music and creating fresh lovely improvisations. There is such joy to express our individuality through song and sound!

The Red book fills us with music for Light Festivals. Music for Christmas, Hannukah and Kwanza arranged in easy but interesting harmonies enable us to play for the Holidays.

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What Harp Instructor, Carol McLaughlin has to say:
Harp Professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ and director of the famed Harp Fusion ensemble commends the method as “exceptional” and suggests that this unique approach be applied to college level harp study.

Now check out the Color My World with Harp Series – here