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Rainbow Harp for Harp Teachers

“What I worry about with the harp, is that often the students that would most benefit from it are the ones that are overlooked, the ones that we don’t reach out to, because we simply haven’t thought of it before.”

This video is a call to all harp teachers to expand their teaching practice to students that they wouldn’t normally think of teaching. With a discussion of the enrichment that harp playing can bring, it offers practical advice for teachers to help them work with students who have:

  • ADHD and sequencing disorders
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (see also our “Rainbow Harp for Music Therapists” page)
  • Shyness
  • Trauma

Many of the techniques also apply to students with other forms of neurodiversity, and even students considered “neurotypical”.

There are endless ways that you can use the Rainbow Harp in a therapeutic setting. Here are some of the ones we’ve come up with so far.

Do you have a new way to use the Rainbow Harp that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you. Please email us

We also offer training for anyone who wants to teach Rainbow Harp, or to use it therapeutically.

We can come into your establishment and deliver a fun day’s training in using it with students with learning disabilities to your musical and non-musical staff for £200 plus travel expenses (depending on how far you are from us, in South Gloucestershire).

Get in touch to find out more and to book.

We also periodically run training sessions that are open to anyone who is interested. Contact us if that’s you, and we can email you whenever we’re running them.

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