Welcome to the International Harp Therapy program!

Discover the world of therapeutic music with the harp! Learn how to become a certified harp therapy practitioner through the IHTP program. Develop skill in playing the harp; learn how to work intuitively with patients and clients; weave familiar songs together with improvisational and unfamiliar music as you work with your clients. You will learn useful repertoire for many situations in healthcare environments; how to find the harp that’s best for you; and best practices to work as a therapeutic musician in a clinical setting.

You will learn how to find and use a patient’s resonant tone, how to create an interactive music program for  senior center residents,  youth center attendees, children with special needs, and much more!

Consider a career in community music-making with the Rainbow of Sound program and Harp Circles.


Melanie with patientThe New IHTP Learning Design

‘meeting all your study needs’

  • At-Home Study Program
  • International programs for study/vacation opportunities
  • Choice of tuition payment plans
  • Exciting lectures from world renowned sound healers, scientist, and practitioners in the field
  • A one-on-one mentor to guide you through the program

Our program focuses heavily on:

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

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 International Harp Therapy Program


The newly revised IHTP curriculum consists of five Units. Units 1-3 provide foundational theory and practice.

Unit 4 is the introduction to resonance study theory and application, and Unit 5 presents using the harp interactively with many different population groups. Unit 5 is also about your internship.

The student may work at their own pace, but each Unit must be completed in 6 months. In addition to the Units, the student will need to successfully complete their internship in order to graduate from the program and receive their certification.

NOTE to all potential applicants to the International Harp Therapy Program:

We ask that you create an account in our Prep School. Go to and press “Create Account.”

We now require all applicants to have completed the first 3 Creative Harping Series lessons and submit the following:

 The first lesson is free, and available online by following the link above. If you would like a recommendation for a Skype teacher , IHTP graduate and certified harp therapy practitioner, please  contact us.

Our Revised 2018 STUDENT HANDBOOK is now available!
Please follow this LINK and read it carefully.



Our next intake is April 1, 2019. We are reviewing applications that have submitted two recordings, and the quiz state above. Your own complete copy (either DVD or streaming) Creative Harping Video Series is required for the program, along with Required Readings. You will find requirements HERE while working on your preparatory lessons until September 1st.

OPTIONS for Study

1. The On-line Study Program
Prepare in our free Prep Unit for April 1, 2019

2. One week attendance Programs

Level 2 (ESM) – IHTP-Asia (Hong Kong)  Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2018 CONTACT
Level 2 – ESM – Phoenix, AZ  (Tentative March 2018)   CONTACT
PREP Program – IHTP-Italy  Begins in September 2018 CONTACT
Level 1 – IHTP-Italy  Begins in January 2019 CONTACT
Level 1 – IHTP-Asia (Hong Kong)   Begins in March 2019  CONTACT

Prep Days – Level 1 – Level 2 – Graduate Days
IHTP-Europe – Netherlands
  July 12-22, 2019  CONTACT


See what other have to say about the program!

Here is our class of 2017!


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pictorial of IHTP 2016-2017

View sample pages from our At-Home Study Units

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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.

For further information contact:

Hannah Brockow – Director of Admissions –

We look forward to having your join our IHTP family!

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

Therapeutic Harp Study 

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Centers are being established around the world.  The centers in Netherlands,  Australia, Italy, Hong Kong and Brazil  will offer 1 week Attendance trainings in the languages of the countries embraced. We will be adding more 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 Experiential Study along with the Interactive Portion of the IHTP  and in various countries.

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