Delivering live therapeutic music with nationally certified harpists.
Connect With the Harp Community
Not only are our harpists professional musicians, they also perform and provide therapeutic harp music. They all work in multiple healthcare locations for the Therapeutic Harp Foundation including hospitals, hospices, and various school programs throughout the greater Phoenix area.
The Therapeutic Harp Foundation provides live therapeutic harp music by harpists or musicians who are at the top of theirprofession.
The Therapeutic Harp Foundation requires Harpists to be certified by an accredited program from the National Standards Board of Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM). There are currently four accredited programs that award the following titles:
Music for Healing and Transition-Certified Music Practitioner (CMP) Clinical Musician Certification Program Harps for Healing, LLC-Certified Clinical Musician (CCM) International Harp Therapy Program-Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner-(CTHP) Bedside Harp-Certified Harp Therapist (CHT) and Certified Master Harp Therapist (CMHT)
These programs, on a average, incorporate two years of curriculum study, 80-130 hours of playing time with at least 45 hours of direct bedside playing which is the minimum standard of the NSBTM, coaching by a mentor certified in therapeutic music, critical aspects of listening, observation, awareness, adaptation of music to meet the patient’s individual needs, high technical skill, cultural studies, medical/clinical terms, and healthcare etiquette. After a final musical example and exam, certification is granted. Continuing Education Units are required to maintain certification. Please visit the NSBTM website at www.nsbtm.org for more information.
Participate in Harp Lessons
Please call the office for interest in Harp Lessons. The Program Director will assist you in finding a teacher in your area as well as a place to rent or purchase your harp.
About Our Organization
Founded in 2000, Therapeutic Harp Foundation became the only organization in the entire nation that provides the rare service of certified harptherapy to patients facing devastating illness in Arizona.
If you or your loved one is struggling with life due to hospitalization or hospice care, Therapeutic Harp Foundation is trained to reduce your pain and anxiety that is associated with your critical or terminal illness.
Contact us today to learn how you can become a sponsor and a member of our incredible foundation.