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 Units.  Units 1-3 provide the foundational courses.  Unit 4 is the introduction to resonance study and Unit 5 is the Interactive component and clinical rotation. 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 complete their internship in order to graduate the program and receive their certification.

NOTE to all potential applications to the International Harp Therapy Program: We are requiring that all applicants have studied the Dorian and Aeolian Modes and will submit a 3-4 min. recording with a segue into the improvisation with their application form.  We will help these ‘Music PREP School’ people if they would like names of teachers that can help them. Shortly our new STUDENT HANDBOOK will be available for all new potential students to view and the link will be posted here.

We have 78 students and our 2016 Class. Our next intake is March 1, 2017.  Applications are now being accepted with recordings from the Creative Harping Dorian and Aeolian Modes. 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. If you wish, you may engage your mentor while working on the music development.

 OPTIONS for Study
1. The Complete AT-HOME Study Program
Next Opening is March 1, 2017

2.  One week attendance Programs
ESM – July, Hong Kong in conjunction with the World Harp Congress
Level 1 – July 22-29, 2017 –  Heythuysen Netherlands
Intro and Skills building – August 8-11, 2017 –  Albert Lea, Minnesota
Level 2 – March 12 – 18, 2017 –  San Diego California
Level 2 – August 14-19 – Albert Lea, Minnesota
(IHTP Conference August 12-13, 2017 – Cedar Falls, Iowa)
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See what other have to say about the program!

Here is our class of 2016!


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pictorial of IHTP 2016



View Highlights from a AT-HOME Study Unit


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, Director – IHTP   –
Terri Harper, Program Administrator    –
Bambi Niles – 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,  Australia 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.