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Christina Tourin
Christina Tourin is a second-generation harpist who began playing harp at the age of four. She received Music and Education degrees from the University of Vermont and also studied harp at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has also completed her music therapy studies through Arizona State University. As an International recording artist, she performs extensively both for live audiences, radio and television. She served as harpist for the Vermont Symphony, New Haven Symphony, and off-Broadway theater productions. Christina performed at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont - the home of the Sound of Music original family - for 17 years. She taught public school music for 20 years and after training at the Steiner Institute, taught in Steiner schools in both Vermont and England. She is an active workshop organizer and has been instrumental in the revival of the folk harp since the early 1970's. In 1982 she founded the Scottish Harp Society of America and currently is the director and founder of the International Harp Therapy Program affiliated with San Diego Hospice and Planetree Hospitals worldwide. In addition, she is a founding member of the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians and for the Sound and Music Alliance (SAMA). As author of books, especially notable, Harp Therapy - A Cradle of Sound, her other activities include teaching music, performing, composing music and teaching how to become a Rainbow of SoundTM Ensemble Facilitator. Her artistry can be heard on 14 CD recordings which are available from and

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In Response to Joshua Leeds Article

Catching up with colleagues and those interested in Therapeutic Music - Join us in Glastonbury/IONA 2021 read more

Harp at the Cott Inn - Dartington

Christina Tourin will be playing an evening of harp music while people are dining at the COTT Inn in Dartington on Nov. 24th. Come here some music while eating some fantastic food! Dont forget, read more

Don Campbell - on the Runway to Heaven

Greetings my fellow Sound Healers, I have just received word that Don Campbell, our dear comrade in Sound Healing and amazing leader, has entered hospice. We are requesting that everyone hold him with read more

A Free Intro Lesson on Modes and Improvisation on-line

I invite everyone to view a free lesson that can be applied to piano, harp or other instrument. We use the quality of the modes in our music selections when playing for people in health care facilitie read more

Comparable Book????

I have a student asking me if there is any book that is comparable and more available (in print) than: Expanding Tonal Awareness A Musical Exploration of the Evolution of Consciousness Guided by the read more


Is anyone creating a special musical event in the UK for 11-11-2011? If so, I would be interested in attending! Christina Tourin read more

CONVERGENCES on Music and Sound Modalities

Over this summer, there have been many workshops on CONVERGENCE of Sound Healing, Therapeutic Music, Music Therapy, Music-Thanatology, Energetics to name just a few of the modalities. We invite you to read more

Convergence of Sound and Music Modalities Worldwide

Convergence of Sound and Music Modalities Worldwide By Christina TourinThe focus of the International Harp Therapy Program (IHTP), Music Thanatology Association International (MTAI), leaders of the read more

Convergence of Sound and Music Modalities Worldwide

Convergence of Sound and Music Modalities Worldwide By Christina Tourin The focus of the International Harp Therapy Program (IHTP), Music Thanatology Association International (MTAI), leaders of t read more

Healing Music Conference

Check out our upcoming Healing Music Conferences for Europe: Great speakers - find out who on the flyer! Hope to see you there - Augus read more

Calling All Musicians

Please check out our Convergence Conferences - bringing sound healers, music therapists, therapeutic musicans, interested people together. Conferences in the Netherlands, UK, USA, Vancouver! Go to: h read more


We invite you to view our BLOG at Some of our harp sisters have been affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. While we know that th read more


In the month of November, I will be on my annual retreat to the UK. I have been asked to present at a few 11/11/11 events in the States but will not be here. Does anyone know of any events taking pla read more


Why harp therapy is so effective For centuries, the beneficial relationship between music and healing has been well documented. Recently, a study conducted by the San Diego Hospice (CA) based on 30 read more

A Cradle Of Sound

? The relationship between music and healing has been well documented. Recent studies conclude that harp music can play a special role in the recovery of hospital patients. Christina Tourin and Kathy read more

THE International Harp Therapy PREP SCHOOL is now open!

Our current 2010 students are now actively pursuing their education. They are finding the lectures fascinating and are excited about their improvisational harp playing progress in just two short mon read more

Learn to Play Harp - Rainbow of Sound Book 5: Orange

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