International Harp Therapy Program Europe

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International Harp Therapy Programme, Europe.

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The esteemed INTERNATIONAL Harp Therapy Programme has trained
many harp players over the world for 3 decades.
What will you learn?

Would you like to learn the art of harp playing to illuminate and relax yourself and others? In our program you will learn the following.

  • Improvisational skills
  • Working with sympathetic resonance
  • Understanding the connection of therapeutic harp and
    its role during recovery and various phases in life
  • Making connections through the harp with people who
    need alternative ways of communicating
  • Learn interactive work with harp in groups

The International Harp Therapy Programme will lead you step-by-step

to become a CTHP – Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner.

Fundamental skills in musical intervals and modes to help with improvisation.

You will learn how to communicate therapeutically, empathic listenening, NLP and Transactional Analysis.

The skill of working in a hospital and hospice.

Interactive harp sharing opportunities.

The importance of correct posture using the Alexander technique.

Understanding anatomy and how sound and vibration have and effect on the body.

The difference between Music Therapy and Harp Therapy.

To develop your own musical skills.

Training in sympathetic resonances for the relief and comfort of others.

How sound and vibration impacts our emotional, physical and spiritual bodies.

IHTP offers you:

  • An in-depth course, that has continually been proven in the US since the nineties and is accredited by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians.
  • Experienced teachers who will guide you through the diverse modules.
  • Experienced mentors to help with homework assignments.
  • A new working environment to help you get started professionally.
  • The possibility to bring people, with the harp, to a deeper level.
  • A path of personal growth.
  • In-Person study (module 1 and Module2) to experience the materials
    and lessons.

The costs:

Module 1 and 2 cost 1495,00 euro’s each. This includes the mentor fee.

Introduction day costs 95,00 euro’s.
Introduction weekend costs 185,00 euro’s.
Graduate’s weekend with guest teachers cost 250,00 euro’s (early bird before May 1st: 225,00 euro’s)

Food and drinks: vegetarian lunch and dinner will be cooked and served everyday. Prices will be communicated when you register.


You can find places to stay on and

Our venue is in Roggel, in the south of the Netherlands. There is a possibility for camping.

Introduction weekend

For students who want to explore if harp playing and harp therapy is for them, it is possible to join in the Introduction weekend in September or an introduction day in March. These harp workshops will help you find out about the basic technique and intuitive harp playing. From this point you can be guided to the IHTP course if you want to. Then you will have more time to practice and be able to do all the homework during Module 1 and 2.


The introduction day is in March and the weekend is in September.


Lies Joosten and Margaret Forrest are the teachers of the introductionworkshops.


Els Denessen
Lies Joosten
Margret Forrest
Liesbeth Schroen

Organization IHTP Europe / Healing Harp Foundation:

Liesbeth Schroen | Lies Joosten | Margaret Forrest


Website Healing Harp Foundation English

Website Stichting Helende Harp Nederlands