Advisory Board
“Music is so powerful because it penetrates through our layers of defenses and opens up the psyche in a very direct way.”
Sarajane Williams

editor of the Harp Therapy Journal

“Architecture is frozen music. Music is liquid architecture. One is seen, one is heard, both are felt.”
Cynthia Price–Glynn
Chair of Harp Department at The Boston Conservatory
Principal Harpist for The Boston Ballet

“The human soul is a silent harp in God’s quire, whose strings need only to be swept by the divine breath to chime in with the harmonies of creation.”
Henry David Thoreau
in an 1843 journal

Harp Music and Healing
Links to Online Articles (click on title to access)

Aragon, D. et al. The Effects of Harp Music in vascular and thoracic surgical patients.
Alternative Therapy Health and Medicine. 20002 (Sep-Oct;8(5): 52-4,56-60.

Author unknown, Patient Care in Tune with the Soul, Frontier Magazine, Ohio State University, Autumn, 2002.

Author Unknown, An Interview with Dr. Valerie Hunt: Music permeates vibrational patterns of human energy fields, The Harp Therapy Journal, Fall ‘97

BBC News. Live music calms premature babies, U.K, September, 2004

Buchanan, Laurie, Harp Debuts in Operating Room Article, The Harp Therapy Journal, Summer ‘96

Daitz, Ben MD, Doctors Promote Healing with a Zing of the String of Harp, A Doctor’s Journal, The New York Times, December 16, 2003

Hepler-Drahos, Marta, The Power of Music: Harps for Hope aims to help women dealing with cancer, Record Eagle, Traverse City, Michigan, September 24, 2003

Miller-Shaw, Mary, The Science behind the Art, Nursing Spectrum, May 19, 2003

Rieley, Laurie, On Healing Harps (1999)

Stravelli, Gloria, Healing strikes right chord with harp player: Music gaining currency as complementary medical treatment, Atlanticville, January 9, 2004

Wallace, Rebecca, A Moment of Peace: Portola Valley musician brings Soothing Celtic strains to patients, families and staff at Stanford Hospital, The Almanac, Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Weisman, Raphael, Don’t Stop Playing, from: Harps of Lorien, (2002)

Williams et al. Healing Harps Symposium Assembles New Generation of Harp Therapists, The Harp Therapy Journal. Spring ‘96

Medical Journal Publications compiled by Liza Molina and Tom Phillips
Music Therapy by Medical Conditions
(click here to access)

Harp Music and Health Alzheimer’s and Aging Autism • Cancer/Oncology • Cardio-Vascular • Gastrointestinal • Hypertension • Insomnia and Sleeping Disorders • Mental Health (general) • Migraines • Neurology - Multiple Sclerosis • Neurology- Parkinson’s • Pain Management • Pediatric Care • Pregnancy