As a composer Alison Vardy is inspired by the rhythmic and melodic diversity of music from many cultures to create original and captivating compositions. Alison truly enjoys playing with the harp's sound for it is the "sound" that truly matters for her. She is attracted to strong rhythms and builds this love into her compositions.
Alison's repertoire is constantly expanding as she explores the many voices of the harp. Initially Celtic, then Celtic and Latin and then music of the world translated and arranged for harp. Her current compositions reflects her passion for this multicultural music.
Alison counts herself lucky to have received extensive training on the piano when she was young. She translates these skills for teaching herself and others on the harp, as well as for arranging and composing her own music. She now performs and composes mostly by ear. She transcribes and further polishes her pieces on the computer for others to enjoy.
Alison offers Celtic harp lessons and workshops from her studio near the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria BC Canada. She is an experienced teacher for students of all ages. Learn more at www.alisonvardy.com