Faculty Profile for Maureen McKay

 

Maureen McKay

Haliburton School of The Arts

Maureen McKay studied concert harp with Judy Loman and was harpist with the North York Symphony. She is a faculty member at the Royal Conservatory of Music, where she has taught classical and Celtic harp full-time since 1980. Since 1993 she has been a harp examiner for the RCM and was senior contributor for the 2009 (current) Syllabus, which establishes grade level requirements for harp students throughout Canada. Maureen developed the Celtic harp program at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton where she taught for many years. She applies her M.Sc. (Human Physiology, U. of T.) to bring the added dimension of ergonomic awareness to harp playing, incorporating injury prevention with skill development. Maureen enjoys working with students of all ages and levels of harp playing. www.clarsach.ca

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