You have two weeks to get your registration in for Arpa Horta, a lovely pedal harp course in the Catalan Horta de Lleida region. Now in its third edition, the course makes the most of its beautiful rural setting by taking place in all seasons - beginning in the spring (2012), then summer (2013), this year, in the autumn (October 24th - November 3rd), and next year the course will be in the winter. "The cycle", course director Berta Puigdemasa explains, "will allow participants to experience the passing of time through music and nature."
Arpa Horta's principal instructor is Isabelle Perrin, and she will be joined by Maria Lluïsa Ibáñez, and physiotherapist Bart Loomans. A musician's body is as much their instrument as their harp is, and one of Arpa Horta's established features is in-depth work with Bart, to prevent injury and develop as efficient and natural a technique as possible.