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Body & Harp/Therapeutic Focus Area

Study with These Artists

We have a whole raft of workshops devoted to helping you take care of yourself as well as using the harp to take care of others' needs. We have many presenters here this year, both in the workshop space and in the Exhibit Hall, to add to your knowledge about Therapeutic Harp. We have fewer Therapeutic Harp workshops this year, compared to years past, so if you're looking to delve deeply into this topic we suggest spending a lot of time with some of the presenters at their booths and tables in the Exhibit Hall. You'll find Bedside Harp, the Therapeutic Harp Foundation, the Music for Healing & Transition (MHTP) program, Vibroacoustic Therapy at the Musiatry booth, in every time period during the weekend. If you're already working in this field, be sure to check out the CEU list that follows to guide your workshop choices so you can earn Continuing Education Units.

When we say "Take care of yourself" we mean it!

 

edie elkan
Edie Elkan

sunia staneslow
Sunita Staneslow
jocelyn obermeyer
Jocelyn Obermeyer
sarajane williams
Sarajane Williams
Workshop Choices:

Time Workshop Presenter Level
Thurs. 1-2:30pm Therapy Music on Small Harps Edie Elkan Any
Fri. 8am Sunrise Yoga 1 Shyamali Hauth Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Optimize Posture & Performance Tristan LeGovic Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Playing in Memory Care Settings Jocelyn Obermeyer Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Mode Magic for Songs you Already Play Karen Peterson Any
Sat. 8am Sunrise Yoga 2 Shyamali Hauth Any
Sat. 9:30-11am Playing in Lifecare Communities Edie Elkan Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Our Day as a Therapeutic Musician Jocelyn Obermeyer Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Prevent Injury & Play Better and Faster Alfredo Ortiz Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy Sarajane Williams Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Food for Thought: Mindful Eating Edie Elkan Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Simplify Your Music Sunita Staneslow Beg-Int

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All of the therapeutic music programs accredited by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM) require that graduates maintain continuing education. Please check with the program you’re certified through for their requirements. Somerset is proud to be part of this program. Listed below are those workshops MHTP has approved. Stop by the MHTP table in the Exhibit Hall to pick up the MHTP CEU certificate you'll need or download it here.

Workshop Choices:

Time Workshop Presenter Level
Thurs. 1-2:30pm Breton Music for Everyone Tristan LeGovic Beg-Int
Thurs. 1-2:30pm Cuban Rhythms Alfredo Ortiz Int.
Thurs. 1-2:30pm Therapy Music on Small Harps Edie Elkan Any
Thurs. 3-4:30pm Paraguayan Music 101 Nicolas Carter Int
Thurs. 3-4:30pm Scottish Pipe Marches Corrina Hewat Any
Fri. 8-8:45am Sunrise Yoga 1 Shyamali Hauth Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Accompany with Sensitivity Sarah Deere-Jones Int-Adv
Fri. 9:30-11am Celtic Hymns Kim Robertson Int.
Fri. 9:30-11am Improving Your Improvising using Venezuelan Music Eduardo Betancourt Int-Adv
Fri. 9:30-11am Learning by Ear Janet Harbison Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Optimize Posture & Performance Tristan LeGovic Any
Fri. 9:30-11am Paraguayan Romantic Music Nicolas Carter Int-Adv
Fri. 9:30-11am Sing & Play Deborah Henson-Conant Any
Fri. 10-11am I Always Wanted to Play Harp Karen Peterson Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Breakout Bass lines Sunita Staneslow Beg-Int
Fri. 1:30-3pm Carolan a la Carolan Ann Heymann Int.
Fri. 1:30-3pm Feather Fingers Kim Robertson Int-Adv
Fri. 1:30-3pm Intro to Latin Rhythms Alfredo Ortiz Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Learning to sing in harmony Corrina Hewat Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Mode Magic for Songs You Already Play Karen Peterson Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Sounding Scottish Jen Narkevicius Any
Fri. 1:30-3pm Swedish & Nordic Music 101 Erik Ask-Upmark Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Blues Basics for Beginners Martha Gallagher Beg-Int
Fri. 3:30-5pm Go Paperless: Digital Sheet Music Robbin Gordon-Cartier Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Sing in Scots Gaelic 101 Carol Kappus Any
Fri. 3:30-5pm Venezuelan Folk Music 101 Eduardo Betancourt Beg-Int
Sat. 8-8:45am Sunrise Yoga 2 Shyamali Hauth Any
Sat. 9:30-11am Badass Blues Martha Gallagher Int.
Sat. 9:30-11am Contemporary Carolan Kim Robertson Int.
Sat. 9:30-11am Double Your Repertoire Karen Peterson Any
Sat.10-11am I Always Wanted to Play the Harp Robbin Gordon-Cartier Beg.
Sat. 9:30-11am Singing with the Harp & Self-Accompaniment Sarah Deere-Jones Int-Adv
Sat. 9:30-11am Swedish Repertoire Builder Erik Ask-Upmark Int-Adv
Sat. 9:30-11am Venezuela Llanero Passage Eduardo Betancourt Int
Sat. 1:30-3pm English Regency Repertoire for harp Sarah Deere-Jones Int-Adv
Sat. 1:30-3pm Fun with Scales and Modes Erik Ask-Upmark Int.
Sat. 1:30-3pm Love Songs & Laments Kim Robertson Any
Sat. 1:30-3pm Memorization Magic Sharon Thormahlen Beg.
Sat. 1:30-3pm Singing Robert Burns Corrina Hewat Any
Sat. 3:30-5pm Bunting's Best Grainne Hambly Int-Adv
Sat. 3:30-5pm Practicing and Playing for Gigs Sunita Staneslow Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Breton music: Swing and Style Tristan LeGovic Int-Adv
Sun. 9-10:30am Early Music Erik Ask-Upmark Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Food for Thought: Mindful Eating Edie Elkan Any
Sun. 9-10:30am Simplify Your Music Sunita Staneslow Beg-Int

If you find a mistake in any of these schedules pages please let me know!


 

Updated 4/3/19
Workshop descriptions and schedules are subject to change.