Anna Dunwoodie, (BMus Perf, Dip Tchg), is an experienced harp teacher (25+ years and 40+ students in 2017), freelance performer and composer. She teaches classical, contemporary, traditional harp, singing with the harp, theory of music and prepares students for Trinity College examinations. Based in Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.
"My students come in all shapes and sizes, with different types of prior knowledge, different life experiences and different expectations about their musical education. I don't teach in a standard format in which everyone has to fit into the same frame, but I do expect students to work hard and make good progress, join in with our harp events, come to concerts, see other harpists playing, try new harps, and really see how much fun our music world is!"
Active in NZ harp and traditional music scene - director of the Auckland Harp Orchestra, and the Beginner Harp Ensemble, NZ Performance Harp Competition (2015- ), Harp Retreats (2009- ), Harpenz (2001-), Harp Write (2017- ) organiser of harp events, workshop weekends, Gaidhealtachd harp tutor (1999-), organises visits and lessons from touring international harpists.
www.theharphub.weebly.com www.harpsdownunder.com www.harpenz.weebly.com www.harpmusiconline.weebly.com
Composer of music for solo harp (Land of the Long White Cloud Series, Harp Moments, Fairytales on the Harp) harp ensemble music (too numerous to list) music for harp and Scottish Small pipes (Notes in Common), Sightreading For Harp (with Lisa Williamson) Volumes 1-4 and many unpublished works.
President of NZ Harp Society (2007-2013), editor of NZ Harp Society journal (3 times a year since 2008- )
Next Generation/Mixed Generation Concert organiser at the Auckland Annual Folk Festival (2010- )