Harp Circle brings music-making events, experiences, and training to organizations and communities worldwide. Harp Circle is dedicated to facilitating these events, fostering human potential and building strong community groups through the joyful experience of music.
Benefits of Harp Playing
“Recreational Music-making (RMM) encompasses enjoyable, accessible and fulfilling group music-based activities that unite people of all ages, regardless of their challenges, backgrounds, ethnicity, ability or prior experience.
From exercise, nurturing, social support, bonding and spirituality, to intellectual stimulation, heightened understanding and enhanced capacity to cope with life’s challenges, the benefits of recreational music-making extend far beyond music. Recreational music-making ultimately affords unparalleled creative expression that unites our bodies, minds and spirits”
– Karl T. Bruhn – Father of the Music-Making and Wellness Movement
Harp playing relaxes, energizes, and soothes the youngest of children and oldest of adults.
- Releases emotional pain
- Improves short-term memory and attention span
- Increases social interaction
- Builds self-esteem
- Relieves stress
About Christina Tourin and her work
Christina is a music therapist having studied under the tutelage of Barbara Crowe at Arizona State University. Her main focus is CONVERGENCE – bringing together all those who use music, sound and the arts for enrichment and well-being.
Author of the respected and comprehensive book, A Cradle of Sound, she is a second generation harpist, who began playing harp at the age of four. She is the founder and director of the International Harp Therapy Program and of the Rainbow of Sound Program. She has 15 recordings distributed internationally and has performed extensively worldwide.