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      We made several prototypes... and sent them to teachers who are highly
experienced in working
with young children. We sent the harps to....
Ghislaine Petit-Volta
Professor, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional, Paris
“Because the spacing is narrower, children can reach larger stretches
more quickly. They start playing
with all four fingers after a shorter length of time, without having to force their hands. This helps them
keep a good hand position, which is best established at the very beginning. They enjoy playing more, and they can explore a greater variety of music.
I told Camac to make some special, half-height legs. Children that age grow fast, so the harp should grow with them. For a good position, the feet should be flat on the floor and the arms at right angles. You want to keep that position as the child grows.”
Delphine Benhamou
Professor, Conservatoire of the 14th Arrondissement, Paris
“When I got the Telenn Small Hands prototype, I gave it to a young
harpist who was just starting her lessons. She felt so at ease,
because she wasn’t mown down by the harp! You can see if a child is
sitting and playing naturally, or not.
I never realised it consciously before, but now I have experienced the Telenn Small Hands, I don’t know how we did without it!”
While we were testing the Telenn Small Hands in France, Camac Harps in the Netherlands was involved in an education project. This was also a perfect chance to try out our prototypes.
Sabine Meijers
Director, Camac Harpen Nederland
“The Royal Conservatory of The Hague has a famous music education programme for preschool children.
So I called Michelle Verheggen...”
Michelle Verheggen
Harp Teacher, Preschool Programme The Royal Conservatory of the Hague
“The Telenn Small Hands is not only much more ergonomic for the children - they were thrilled to receive a harp of the right size
for them. The harp also has a fantastic sound quality which
even the youngest students greatly appreciate. They improvise and explore a lot on this harp, and they’re much more motivated to practise.”

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