Here you will find everything you need to get started on harp for healing, finding an appropriate harp, developing skills in harp playing, improvisation, healing harp repertoire, hospital procedures for clinical harpists, finding resonant tone, learning to play the harp with the intention of entering the therapeutic harp field, and the format of our new complete on-line harp therapy training Level 1 program. You will be able to delve further into resonance or go into community music-making programs with the Rainbow of Sound Harp Circles. Welcome!  Here is information about how to study harp therapy on-line.


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‘meeting all your study needs’

  • Complete At-Home Study Program
  • International programs for study/vacation opportunities
  • New tailored payment plans
  • Exciting lectures from world leading teachers
  • Mentor assistance to guide you according to your schedule

In-depth focus on:

  • music development
  • interactive harp sharing opportunities
  • training in sympathetic resonances


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 International Harp Therapy Program

COMPLETE STUDY-AT-HOME with no travel!


The newly revised IHTP consists of five Unit Workbooks that contain detailed directions for self-study. These workbooks ultimately become the student’s portfolio.  Units 1-3 will provide the foundational courses.  Unit 4 is the Resonance study and Unit 5 is the clinical rotation. The basic requirements of the program will remain the same as it has been taught in the past, but the new format of the program will enable the student better track of their course work and completion requirements. The student may work at their pace, but each Unit Workbook must be completed in 6 months. In addition to the Unit Workbooks, the student will need to complete their internship in order to graduate the program and receive their certification.

If you are a traveler, we are also offering attendance programs in various parts of the country and world. (Brazil, Australia, Netherlands).  Such wonderful friends await you in our IHTP family!

Our first intake date is scheduled for the beginning of January. Applications are now being accepted. You can get much of your work done by working on the Music Development (through the Creative Harping required 10 DVD lessons) and the Required Readings.  You will find requirements HERE while working on your preparatory lessons until the new Campus doors open.


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Exciting opportunities await you in the field of music and healthcare!

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If this sounds like your dream, we invite you to explore the International Harp Therapy Program

You’ll Learn:

~ The relevance of myths and archetypes for modern healers
~ Musical intervals and modes, and their application to healing
~ How sound and vibration impacts our emotional, physical and spiritual bodies
~ An enabling language and skills for working in healthcare settings
~ How to market your skills and find job opportunities

New technology makes it possible for you to study from your own home, digesting and reflecting on what you’re learning….

Or, you can choose to join one of the immersive one-week study modules offered in many locations around the country and world.

All students will deepen their learning of the therapeutic music standards.

Want to know more?  Click on the GET STARTED tab in the menu bar above.


We look forward to having your join our IHTP family!


Christina Tourin                                                      Terri Harper                                                        Bambi Niles
Director – IHTP                                   Director – Program Administration                             Director of Mentors                                    

You may start with the FREE first DVD lesson
#1 Creative Harping DVD – How to Find the Mode of a Piece of Music.



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Centers are being established around the world.  The centers in Netherlands,  and Brazil  will offer 1 week Attendance LEVEL 1 trainings in the languages of the countries embraced. We will be adding more Level 1 training centers so please do check back to see where the next ones are being set up.

Christina Tourin and Judith Hitt will continue to offer the LEVEL 2 Resonance Study along with the Interactive Portion of the IHTP in various countries.