Therapy Harp Training Program

Welcome to the Therapy Harp Training Program

Director: Helen Morrison (B.Ed Mus), Tasmania, Australia

The Therapy Harp Training Program (THTP) is a fully online course for people from all over the world who are interested in becoming qualified as a Certified Healthcare Musician (CHM).

Instruments may include Harp, Piano, Voice, Dulcimer, Recorder, Flute and Guitar, and it is suggested that you have around one year of lessons and playing experience before commencing the course. Please get in touch if you are unsure about your level.

The course is divided into four (4) Units, and you will work on a range of practical and theoretical aspects, an independent research project, practicum hours in your local area, and book and video reviews. See below for pricing per Unit.

Support is available from the Director via email, assessment feedback, the private Facebook page, regular Zoom meetings and newsletters.

THTP students are trained to offer healthcare music for patients and clients in a range of community settings. Healthcare music can be played in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice facilities, wellbeing centres, yoga studios, online sessions, mental health support and more.

At THTP we view healthcare music as part of a holistic approach to wellbeing, and we acknowledge that each patient or client is an individual with their own unique and changing needs, values and beliefs.

At THTP, we encourage a compassion-based approach, and the wellbeing of the whole person's body, mind and spirit is at the forefront of what we do. Music enhances the health and comfort of the patient or client bringing a sense of peace, calm and connection.

The Therapy Harp Training Program is proud to be accredited by the Australian Therapeutic Harpists Association (ATHA), and THTP graduates are eligible to apply for full membership of this excellent and supportive organisation.


Click below to hear some beautiful therapeutic harp music played by Helen. Thinking of having live music at your event? Helen is available to play for weddings, funerals and memorials in Hobart, Tasmania.

Benefits of studying the   Therapy Harp Training Program

Qualify as a Clinical Healthcare Musician

Increase your musical skills for work in healthcare settings

Explore the world of sound, vibration and intent

Build skills in self-awareness, compassion and empathy

Connect with healthcare musicians around the world


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What is unique about the Therapy Harp Training Program?

  • Includes online lessons, interactive quizzes, videos and book reviews in a self-paced learning environment.
  • THTP thoroughly prepares you for your work as a Clinical Healthcare Musician (CHM)
  • At THTP you will experience an individual, compassion-based approach working with your musical skills and passions.
  • You are personally mentored by the Director, Helen Morrison, who has over 30 years' experience delivering music education programs - your studies are in safe hands!
  • THTP prepares you to play therapeutic music for a wide range of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, hospice, medical clinics, animal care centres, yoga studios and private practice.
  • THTP is a supportive healthcare music training program and each student is an important and valuable part of the THTP community.

Course fees:

  • The course is divided into 4 Units.
  • Each Unit is purchased separately.
  • Unit 1 $299 USD.
  • Units 2, 3 and 4 will increase to $299 USD by close of business on December 9, 2024 Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time.


Feedback from staff and patients at a local hospital where the Director plays harp:

'I loved your music. It made me get up and come out of my room.' - Patient

'The music gave me goosebumps.' - Nurse Manager

'I loved the Scottish tunes on the harp.' - Day patient

'Your music makes such a difference here.' - Hospital receptionist


'For me, the THTP was an exploration into music, psychology and most of all, myself. I found the modules challenging but doable and learnt a lot along the way. I thrived under the ongoing encouragement and feedback. It certainly taught me that playing the harp for folk in distress is a true gift and got the best results when I let the harp lead. I’ll be forever grateful for the opportunity to complete the course.’

-THTP graduate Angie

Sign up for the Therapy Harp Training Program

The Therapy Harp Training Program is a fully online healthcare music course accredited by the Australian Therapeutic Harpists Association (ATHA). At THTP we bring live therapeutic music to healthcare settings to enhance the health and wellbeing of patients. Our ethos is one of respect, inclusivity and compassion.

THTP acknowledges the palawa people on whose land we work and meet. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.