I was asked by the Irish director of an international preschool in Lagos to bring the harp to her school the week of St. Patrick’s Day. She wanted them to see the national symbol of Ireland and tie the music of the harp in with their studies of the week.
On March 16th, I met the students at the Italian International School. They were so excited to see the harp! I explained a little bit to them about how the harp works and makes music, and then played a couple of Irish tunes for them. I finished up with one they knew, and everyone sang along to “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
Then was the best part – each child had the opportunity to try the harp! It’s always enjoyable for me to see the personalities of the kids in their approach to the instrument. Some are very timid and shy, and others are ready to grab the strings right away! But each child, as they make their first sounds, I see their eyes get wide and huge smiles spread across their faces.
I am offering harp lessons in Lagos, so if you are interested in learning more about the instrument, or having harp music for an event you are planning, please contact me!