Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the
International Harp Therapy Program

Included is a comprehensive array of  subject areas:

◦    Psychology/Counseling/Empathic Listening Skills/NLP

◦    Living Anatomy

◦    Hospital Etiquette/Infection Control/Clinical Attire, Security and Codes/Self Care

◦    Introduction to Death and Dying and Palliative Care

◦    Music Therapy practices for mental health services and rehabilitation,
Terminology, Principles, Concepts and Applications of Therapeutic Music

◦    Scientific Developments in Sound Research

◦    Information on the Complimentary Modalities used in Healthcare Facilities

◦    Development of Presentation and Business skills as a Therapeutic Musician

◦    Acoustics/Cymatics and Introduction to the Theories of Resonance

◦    Music Development – including repertoire, improvisation, composition, balancing energies with sound, and music to be used in your  internship

◦    In-depth Resonance Studies

◦    Inclusive Attention

◦    Subtle Energy Work

◦    Hospice and Palliative Care further training

◦    Music Development on developing Individualized Resonance-based music for clients and patients and additional repertoire used in therapeutic settings

◦    Independent study with Supervisor

Students have access to:

◦    Keynote speakers

◦    Independent study with supervisor

◦    Evaluations and mentorship on DVD study  and coursework (10 hours)

◦    Internship Experience

◦    Downloads to music, research and support materials


IHTP tuition is $2,500.00* (USD) for all 5 Units required for certification. We accept applications throughout the year for our two admit dates on March 1 or September 1.  A non-refundable application fee of $100.00 submitted with your application.

NOTE: Not included in this cost are private music lessons (if needed), required and elective text books, and the 10 Creative Harping Music Development DVDs.

You may begin your study prior to entering the program with the Creative Harping Video Series DVDs or Creative Harping Video Series as streaming video. The first Creative Harping lesson is free.  We invite you to join our Free Prep Program. Simply put in your email address and create a passcode and you will be directed to the PREP Program where you can prepare.



1. You may use your credit card on our Payment Portal.   You do not need to have a PayPal account.

2. Payments can also be made by Bank Transfer. CONTACT us if this is your preference.

3.  Residents of the United States can send a check to:  I.H.T.P., PO Box 333, Mount Laguna, CA  91948. If you reside outside of the United States, please contact us for special arrangements on check payments.

4.  ** International students are required submit an application to their Affiliate Program. IHTP-NL office
IHTP-Italy office
IHTP-Hong Kong office

The application is then forwarded IHTP Administrators in the United States.  International Students will be making two separate payments. The first Level 1 payment goes to the Affiliate Program, the Level 2 will be paid to the IHTP office. Once accepted you will be guided.

*The Resonance Training may also be taken as a refresher course (additional fee of $300.) If Continuing Education credits are desired for the Refresher, then you will be guided to the CEU payment page.

Schedule of Payments

  • Application fee of $100.00 when you submit your application plus your 2 recordings in the Dorian and Aeolian modes.
  • We also offer 2 payment plans.
    2 payments of $1250.00 payable 6 weeks prior to the onset of beginning  Units 1, 2 and 3  and the 2nd payment is paid prior to Units 4 – 5.
    5 payments of $525.00 each, payable 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the next Unit of study.
  • A student may request a tuition refund of 60% (and withdrawal from the program) ​within 30 days of payment​. No refund requests will be considered after this date.

Videos and Books

The required Creative Harping Video Series DVDs may be purchased separately as DVDs or as streaming video. If you purchase DVDS, consider saving shipping costs by purchasing several DVDs or the entire series at once. Subscribe to the streaming video and save 15% in the price, and no shipping fees!

View the IHTP Reading list for the required and elective texts.

European International Students may order from  De Troubadour Harpen

International Modules

The tuition rate may vary from country to country depending on the cost of facilities but are in keeping with the IHTP Home Office.

Mentor Fees

Mentor fees will be determined by the affiliate program and paid directly to your mentor in your country’s currency. Usually these mentor fees are included in your tuition however after 15 hours of mentoring, students are required to pay the mentor directly.

Graduates of other therapeutic music programs

Music therapists, certified clinical musicians, music-thanatologists, and graduates of other therapeutic music programs who seek IHTP certification pay a one-time fee of $1250.00.  The fee covers an audit review of Units 1, 2, and 3 as well as Units 4 and 5, OR  Level 2 Resonance Studies (in-person attendance required), mentor fee and Independent Study. Find out more in the On-Line Student Handbook.

Room & Board for the Experiential Specialty Modules

Note: Tuition does not include room and board, books,  travel expenses, special Internship offerings or the International Harp Therapy Professional Development Gatherings.



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