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  • The course is completely online.
  • There is a book list of required reading with short reviews or quizzes to be completed.
  • Once you are registered you can change your password or update your details in your account settings.
  • You are not expected to travel as a requirement to become certified, other than to your practicum facilities.
  • You can start the course at any time that is convenient for you.
  • You have live support from the THTP Director.
  • If you have individual learning needs please ask how this course can be tailored to enable you to succeed.

What will I need to enrol in the Course?

  • Apart from the cost of the 4 Units (which are purchased separately), you will need to budget for the required reading materials. Every effort is made to list books that are available as audio books, e-books, or through reputable online book stores.
  • You will need the following hardware/software/equipment:
    • A computer with a camera or webcam and computer skills, be able to access Zoom, and be able to upload documents to Dropbox. There is a private page on Facebook but it is not an essential requirement.
    • A harp (or another instrument appropriate for healthcare music).

Most importantly you will need to:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be able to commit to completing the course in a timely manner (usually 2-3 years).
  • Be open to working in a variety of places like hospitals, hospice, day clinics, correctional facilities, the wellbeing sector and community centres.
  • Be aware that there is a universal energy that connects all of us.
  • Be passionate about helping others through live music.
  • Be compassionate, kind, flexible and self-aware.

Upon completion of THTP you will have knowledge and skills that include:

  • Therapeutic music and its role in the community.
  • Playing at the bedside for patients of all ages and conditions.
  • "Intent" as it relates to healthcare music.
  • Improvisation
  • Modes
  • building repertoire
  • Facility protocols
  • Patient Assessment
  • Self-care as a therapeutic musician.

When you graduate from the Program you will be recognised as a Certified Healthcare Musician (CHM). THTP is accredited by the Australian Therapeutic Harpists Association (ATHA).