Hello there! My name is Frances Thiele. I am an Australian harp player from the beautiful Macedon Ranges in Victoria. I have been a harp player for most of my life – from the age of nine – and particularly enjoy performing traditional folk music from the British Isles. In recent years I have been exploring improvisation techniques and attempting to find my own voice on the instrument I love. This has led to some interesting and joyous collaborations. I have also recently made available some of my own compositions that I have written for myself and my students. If you are interested in bits of paper I have completed many practical exams with the Australian Music Examinations Board and Trinity College, London, for lever and pedal harp. I also have a Fellowship in Musicology from the Australian Society of Musicology and Composition. I am a peripatetic harp teacher of many years standing and teach classroom music at a secondary school level. References to some of my writing in music history are available on the website academia.edu.