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Community Music program to offer September 22 harp workshop

ISSUED: 29 August 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University‚Äôs Community Music program is sponsoring a harp workshop with Dr. Tula Ruggiero on Saturday, September 22, from 10:30 a.m.-noon in the Frank Center Shipley Recital Hall. Cost for the workshop, which is open to anyone with an interest in learning more about the harp, is $25.

The workshop will begin with a brief history of the harp and an explanation of the different types of harps, including a pedal harp, a full-size lever harp, and a lap harp. In addition to a demonstration on the harp by the instructor, participants will be taught the basic hand position and will have a chance to try playing the harps. Participants will also receive information on how to obtain an instrument and the materials needed for study.

Ruggiero shares her love of music with students in the Shepherd Community Music program and the Berkeley Springs School of the Arts in Berkeley Springs, where she provides instruction on the harp and the piano. She performs in concert and for special events throughout the region and provides service music for Calvary United Methodist Church in Great Cacapon.

For more information, contact Sherry Sykes, coordinator of Community Music at Shepherd, at or 304-876-5248.

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