We are delighted to announce our partnering with two additional healthcare facilities—Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead, NJ and Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, NJ., bringing the total number of healthcare facilities we currently partner with to seven.
Many thanks to Michael Loberfeld for this just-published article on our work. Vibrations of Renewal
We’re delighted to announce our affiliation with and accreditation from the National Standards Board of Therapeutic Musicians as of January 2017.
Since 2002 Bedside Harp®, the first ever exclusively hospital-hosted, mindfulness-based harp therapy instructional and certification program, has been dedicated to promoting our field by providing service and training programs of excellence, ever raising the bar, setting and maintaining the highest standards for ourselves, our students and our graduates. Read what our host hospitals say about the difference we make in their facilities and read, too, what the patients say, what visitors say, what staff says, what our students say and what our graduates say about our work, our programs, and their journeys with us.
Our mission is to promote the therapeutic use of the harp in healthcare and wellness settings. Committed to making a difference, we are proud that, between February 2002 and December 2016, we have:
|-- 2017 --||APR||YTD|
|Number of patients in our host hospitals who received live harp therapy sessions lasting 5 or more minutes||393||1803|
|Number of hours of live harp therapy delivered to patients, their loved ones, staff and doctors at our host hospitals||89||372.50|
Just as I was going to go back to the elevator I went beyond and into the other side of the unit. I came upon a female patient in her room who waved me in. She was so excited, she said, to have me come in and play for her. “I have to have music every day. I couldn’t live without it!” she said…
Since 2002, Bedside Harp has partnered only with hospitals—now, we are partnering as well, with a limited number of life care communities.
Grateful to be part of this team of healers offering alternatives to Opioids. New York Times, Cover NY Times Science Section
Bedside Harp @ St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center’s Geriatric ED in Paterson, NJ. Bedside Harp on NBC Nightly News
Be sure to read Lynne Van Engel’s words on what taking up the harp means to her…
Yet another wonderful essay on “What taking up the harp has done for me.” This one was written by Hospital-Certified Master Harp Therapist, Barbara Carlton.
After reading an article on the positive effects on children when they take up music, Norine Stewart, Hospital-Certified Master Harp Therapist, Teacher and Harpist extraordinaire, posted this response to our question, “What has taking up the harp done for you?”
Today we begin our newest feature—our professional and intern harp therapists answer the question, What has taking up the harp done for you? Today’s response comes from Evelyn Thornley Sivori.
It’s official—not only are we now accepting applications and materials for our Spring 2015 Harp Therapy Certification Program, but if you pay for all of the modules on or before April 1st, you’ll receive a first time ever 10% discount!! Call our office at 215-752-7599 NOW!
Check out this wonderful article written by a wonderful writer, Naila Frances: Bedside Harp Soothes and Comforts
Register today for instructional harp, harp circle, private lessons on Skype, and MBSR classes by calling 215-752-7599!