Cheyenne Brown

Lessons

Adult pupil ensemble winning the Sheila & Roddy Urquhart Quiach at the Inverness Music Festival

Cheyenne has ran a full-time teaching studio since 2006.

Originating in Glasgow, the studio is now based in Evanton, in the Highlands of Scotland.  She is a passionate teacher keen to pass on skills and musicality to her pupils.  Many of her pupils have gone on to music conservatory studies and careers in music themselves.  Alongside her weekly private studio teaching, she also has taught at workshops at harp festivals around the world as well as Clarsach Society and Fèisean events across Scotland.  She has been an invited adjudicator at several harp competitions (Scotland & Netherlands) and has arrangements and compositions published in the Scottish Graded Music Exam syllabus.

Cheyenne teaches harp to all ages, from complete beginner to advanced.

She has a strong ethos for good technique.  She often teaches by ear, so reading sheet music is not necessary, although she can also incorporate sight reading into lessons.  Although Cheyenne specialises in Scottish Music, she also caters to each pupil’s needs and interests and has a huge library of teaching material across many genres.  She loves to work with pupils through exam syllabus (either the Scottish Music Graded Exams or the Trinity Syllabus) as well as competitions such as the Inverness Music Festival and local and National Mods.  It tends to be children who appreciate having these types of goals.  Many adult pupils prefer Cheyenne’s group workshops and ensemble practices, leading to ensemble performances.  Cheyenne aims to help pupils achieve their musical goals as well as helping them become well-rounded musicians.

Online Lessons

The harp is a great instrument for online learning.  With a good internet connection, it is possible to have a lesson that is just as fulfilling as an in-person lesson.  The harp is a very visual instrument, so it is easy to demonstrate onscreen.  Teaching resources, notes, videos and sheet music can be sent online, so it can be just as efficient as in-person.  Many local pupils like to come in-person sometimes and online sometimes.  It allows the pupil much more flexibility.

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Children’s ensemble winning a trophy at the Inverness Mod

Cheyenne runs several come-and-try events each year

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Teaching at the Dinan Harp Festival, Brittany