Laura-Rose Gee started playing the harp at 7 years old after watching the young winning performers at the Eisteddfod Welsh music festival playing live on TV.
Just two years later, Laura-Rose was performing live on television herself after a winning solo performance, knocking out 17 Welsh counties. Following this, Laura-Rose was invited to perform for the BBC on many occasions, including playing live for Children in Need and BBC Kids with Talent.
After winning a number of high profile competitions, travelling around the country and overseas, Laura-Rose became a competent wedding and events performer, performing her first wedding at only 9 years old.
At 12 years old Laura-Rose performed to support the long-term recovery of a coma victim. After visiting monthly over an 18-month period, coma victim Mathew Taylor showed signs of response to the harp music. Initially moving his mouth, then reaching out his hand and finally clapping to a piece performed. This brought tears to everyone in the room and was a turning point for Laura-Rose’s music path. When Mathew regained consciousness, he confirmed he was aware of Laura’s visits whilst in a comatose state.
After discovering how music can help the sick, vulnerable and lonely, Laura-Rose spent much of her time performing at Dementia Centres, Residential Homes and giving her time to seek out homebound isolated pensioners for a surprise visit.
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I keep up to date with regular harp workshops from harp teachers and masters of harp such as David Watkins, Helen Arnold, Viktor Hartobanu. I am also an avid subscriber to the ‘Harp Therapy Journal’ which is published by Sarajane Williams (a licensed psychologist) who formed Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy.
After completing my 8 grades and performance diploma, I am now due to start university to work towards a degree of creative expressive therapies. My ultimate dream is to bring the benefits of vibro acoustic harp therapy experienced by the United States to the UK.
I did my first Inspirational School Workshop in 2014. In these workshops, I share my story of my musical journey, my highs and lows and all the phenomenal experiences I have been lucky enough to experience. I also like to instill the importance of daily practicing of any instrument, no matter how short an episode. This can be just the one workshop, or I can plan for a full day event to work through different classes. Questions are very welcome and I encourage everyone to experience the sounds of the harp by having a go themselves.
After achieving my Grade 8 and my ARSM Performance Diploma, I started my career in teaching harp. Suitable for all ages, for those who have no musical knowledge we can start with the basic fundamentals and work together to expand your knowledge.
Please send me a message either through my Facebook page or through the online enquiry form and I will get back to you with a trial lesson date, from this you can decide if you would like to continue to progress with the beautiful sounds of the harp.