Somerset Harp Festival Online

Continuing Education Units

Workshops on Video, "Live on Zoom", Archive Videos

Sunita StaneslowAll 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. For MHTP CEUs, please provide via email to, a screen shot, or use your cell phone to take a photo of, the title slide and presenter's name, which should be at the beginning of each recorded session that you attend. In your email include the length of the recording and a list of the top three takeaways from the workshop that help you in your therapeutic music work.

On the CEU list below we've marked how the workshop is presented: whether it's Live on Zoom during festival weekend or whether it's a Video (from 2021) or in our Archive (2020). We'll have about 50 "Live" workshops and events during festival weekend so don't worry if you miss one or there are 2 workshops on at the same time that you want to go to. We're recording them and will post them on the workshop pages on Somerset Online, soon after the festival. All of the "live" workshops will be held on Zoom. All times are noted in Eastern Time. Adjust for your time zone. If the workshop is marked as "Archive" you have to have bought access to this content. You can add Archive access before the festival.

Day/Time (ET zone) Workshop Presenter Level  
Zoom 07/24/21 3-4:30pm Advanced Technique Maeve Gilchrist Int-Adv  
Archive Ancient Harp of Scotland William Jackson Int.  
Archive Arpeggio Diversity Sunita Staneslow Int.  
Archive Arpeggios 101 Sunita Staneslow Beg  
Video Arranging Tips for Hymns Sunita Staneslow Any  
Archive Contemporary Carolan Kim Robertson Int.  
Video Cool Left Hand Patterns Kim Robertson Any  
Archive Core Arpeggios Maeve Gilchrist Int.  
Archive Creating Music for Therapeutic Settings Lisa Lynne Any  
Archive Cross-strung Harp 101 John Metras Any  
Archive Cuban Rhythms & Spice Alfredo Ortiz Int.  
Video Double-Strung Improvising Laurie Riley Int.  
Archive Double-strung view of therapeutic harp Nancy Beal Any  
Zoom 07/23/21 10-11:30am Early Music Erik Ask-Upmark Any  
Video Eclectic Celt Kim Robertson Int-Adv  
Zoom 07/23/21 1-2:30pm Feminist Harpists & Domestic Rebellion in 19th Century Ireland Nancy Hurrell Any  
Archive French Flavor in Québécois Music Ailie Robertson Int.  
Archive Henry plays harp Christa Patton Any  
Video Historical Accompaniment: What did the lower hand play? Siobhan Armstrong Any  
Video Iberian Harp in 17th century Spain & the New World Christa Patton Any  
Zoom 07/25/21 10-11:30am Improvise Your Way to a Composition Nicolas Carter Int.  
Video Improvising and Noodling Edie Elkan Any  
Video Intros & Interludes Kim Robertson Any  
Zoom 07/24/21 1-2:30pm Irish Dance Tunes for Beginners Laoise Kelly Beg.  
Zoom 07/23/21 10-11:30am Jazzy Accompaniment for Traditional Music Tristan LeGovic Int-Adv  
Video Nordic Repertoire Builder Erik Ask-Upmark Int-Adv  
Video Play Faster and Better Maeve Gilchrist Int.  
Archive Ready, Set, Record Aryeh Frankfurter Any  
Video Sea Chanteys on harp Jo Morrison Any  
Archive Sing & Play Deborah Henson-Conant Any  
Video Singing While Playing Christy-Lyn Marais Int.  
Zoom 07/24/21 10-11:30am Swedish Folk Music 101 Erik Ask-Upmark Any  
Video Taming Toxic Thoughts Christy-Lyn Marais Any  
Archive Venezuelan Folk Music 101 Eduardo Betancourt Beg-Int  


Updated 2/5/21
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