Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find a competition near me?
Click on the Competition link for SHSA-sanctioned competitions. Competitions are are also listed in each issue of the Kilt & Harp and on the members web forum.
I would like to organize a competition at my regional
Scottish Games. Do you have guidelines or a kit to help me do
Yes, we have a kit of information that we can send electronically. Please contact the Competition Director.
Does SHSA have a list of recommended teachers?
The SHSA does not endorse specific teachers. However, if you click on the Teachers link on our website, you will find a list of some members available to teach.
Where can I get Scottish harp music?
The SHSA webpage has a list of resources for tunes. Please click on the Resource Guide link and look under nylon/gut or wire harp resources.
How can I learn about Scottish styles of harp playing?
The best way to learn Scottish style is to listen, listen, listen!!! There is a list of reference materials
Does SHSA have scholarships for Scottish harp study?
Yes. The SHSA sponsors one annual scholarship to help pay for study in Scotland. Please see the Scholarship Information page.
I want to compete, but I don't know my level. How can
I decide the appropriate level?
Look at the rules, consult with you teacher and if you still have questions contact the Competition Chair.