Louise Binks – Harpist

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Louise Binks

Harpist

Based in Essex, London and surrounding areas

Biography

Louise, who has always had a love for music from a young age, began harp lessons with Lynne Creasey aged 8, Whilst studying with Lynne, Louise completed ABRSM grades 1 -8. Louise then continued her harp studies at Canterbury Christ Church University, having lessons with Gabriella Dall’Olio from Trinity Laban London. Louise completed her Music Degree, where she obtained 1st class in all of her music solo performances.

Louise has enjoyed taking part in a variety of competitions as a soloist and as part of an ensemble, winning many of these. She currently performs the harp as a soloist, for a variety of events and has performed in different venues across Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and London including a range of wedding venues, theatres, a mixture of churches and cathedrals including Canterbury Cathedral, Chiswick Hall and The Goring Hotel London. Louise also often performs at events for the Royal Horticultural Society.

Louise enjoys playing in a variety of ensembles, including small ensembles and as an orchestral member and has travelled playing the harp in countries across Europe.

Weddings and Functions

Louise is available to perform in the UK at a mixture of events, including weddings, private functions, family celebrations and recitals.

Louise has played at numerous wedding venues, and has played for various different faith weddings and civil ceremonies.

Her repertoire includes a wide range of music, from classical to popular. The music you choose for your special day should be personal to yourselves, however Louise is happy to recommend an appropriate repertoire list for weddings and other special occasions, but will of course cater to any requests.

The harp can be a special accompaniment to your ceremony and it can create a magical musical backdrop for your wedding during the reception and wedding breakfast, creating a relaxing and beautiful ambience to the event, still allowing your guests to talk and enjoy the day.

The harp provides a beautiful, sweet and unusual alternative and is always a great talking point later on in the day.

 

Teaching

After studying a music degree, Louise decided to continue her studies and completed a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.

Louise is now a Music Coordinator in a Primary School, and is continuing to expand her cohort of students.

Lessons can be for a range of ages and abilities and Louise ensures that her students are always inspired and supported, through interactive and engaging lessons.