Come and work with one of the world’s leading harpists in an intensive course set in a relaxed beach-side atmosphere. All ages and level of player welcome – from beginner to professional!

Winter 2018 master course : 10th July – 16th July

Due to the high demand for the master course, Alice has created a 2018 Winter Course. Book early to save disappointment as the courses do fill up quickly!

Download the Winter 2018 Application Form. Places are limited, so apply now to avoid disappointment.

For more information, download the Winter 2018 Brochure. Visit the ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus site for more general info:


January 2019 teaching seminar: 10th-13th January

January 2019 master course: 13th-21st January

(Application forms for 2019 courses available 15 July 2018).
Watch Heidi Lehwalder and Alice Giles in a conversation about Kioloa. Heidi was a guest teacher at Kioloa during the 2015 Course.

The 13th Kioloa Summer Harp Course…

Kioloa 2018 participants

The 13th Summer Course in Kioloa was once again a wonderful shared experience of harp playing, swimming and kangaroo observations. The beautiful campus is conducive to learning new things and feeling rejuvenated by work and friendship. Participants ranged from 9yrs to mature age, beginner to professional harpists, enabling a wide variety of interest in observing lessons, discussing the basics of learning the harp as well as ways to think about interpretation and repertoire. Jacinta Dennett provided much food for thought in her Essential Gesture class, which we were able to bring into the way we talked about our gestures in lessons; Dr Georgina McAuliffe gave an eye-opening introduction to Self-hypnosis for Performers, which caused some ah-ha moments amongst the participants; Yoga class with Diane Gray was a welcome relaxation after a week of harp work; and the public concert featured ensemble and highlights of everyone’s solo repertoire. The Teaching Seminar covered a wide range of topics of interest to emerging and experience teachers, with discussions and presentations from all the participants, including using improvisation and imagination, AMEB repertoire and Healthy Harp Playing.