Hi! This is a field that has captured my interest. I’d love to hear more about it. I’d certainly have to get a transportable harp tho. How many hours a month do you volunteer-or are you in a paid position? Is there a recommendation of how many hours a month one should volunteer?
Under the training I did, I don’t think there are any guidelines about how many hours you should volunteer etc, it’s down to you. We did have to complete a certain number of hours placement time but this could be spread out however you wanted, depending on how much spare time you have and how quickly you wanted to complete the training.
I went on to get paid work with the disability group where I did one of my placements/internships and was working there 3 days a week playing harp for the students who had a variety of physical and learning disabilities. However, I had to stop working for a while due to health issues of my own.
Hi everyone. I’m looking into Therapeutic Harp programs and I’m interested to know if any of you had to submit 10 songs on the harp. I filled out the application for one of the programs and was surprised that they wanted that many and I’m not sure how they want it recorded and sent. Any suggestions?
I graduated from the Bedside Harp program years ago and that was a requirement. The songs do not have to be complicated – melody with a tiny bit of accompaniment. If this is the program you are talking about, you should call Edie Elkan and talk to her about the requirement. It’s not difficult and she will gladly give you information to make this as easy as possible for you.
She just wants to make sure you actually know your way around the harp. Let me know if I can help in any other way.
Thanks Nancy. The name Edie Elkin sounds familiar. Maybe she was at the Somerset Harp Festival a couple of years ago. I might have taken her class. I consider myself an intermediate harper so I wondered how complex they wanted the pieces to actually be.