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Making Music a Lifetime Affair

How can we prepare our kids to enjoy music for the rest of their lives? Do you ever wish you played a musical instrument more often these days? Do you ever regret not having learned to play the guitar at an early age, or not keeping up with your skills on the piano or other … Continue reading Making Music a Lifetime Affair

To Tame

In the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry there is a chapter where the Little Prince learns what it means to tame something. He asks the fox – “What does that mean–‘tame’?” “It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. It means to establish ties.” “‘To establish ties’?” “Just that,” said … Continue reading To Tame

In the News: “Reveling in the sound of a Reverie Harp”

The following article is a reprint of an article written by Andrew Wig staff writer for the Litchfield Independent Review (MN) published January 13, 2011. This is a great example of how the Reverie Harp can be used as music therapy instrument. Section: Community, Page: 1B Jayne Piepenburg took up wood working just long enough … Continue reading In the News: “Reveling in the sound of a Reverie Harp”

In the News: “Hospice Receives Reverie Harp”

The following is a reprint of an article written by Kari Lucin for the Worthington Daily Globe published April 08, 2010 Instrument will help patients communicate WORTHINGTON — A harp designed for therapy may help patients afflicted with dementia, deafness or weakness communicate with the volunteer helpers from Compassionate Care Hospice, thanks to a grant … Continue reading In the News: “Hospice Receives Reverie Harp”

In the News: “To Her Harp’s Content”

The following is a reprint of an article written by Debbie Griffin for the River Falls Journal published April, 30, 2009. People all over town know her as the “Story Lady.” Annette Blanchette reads to kids and the elderly, bringing books and treats, wearing costumes and making story time special. Angela Kaiser has worked at … Continue reading In the News: “To Her Harp’s Content”

In the News: “Small harp made by Stillwater company calms, entertains patients”

The following is a reprint of an article written by Debbie Griffin for the St. Paul Pioneer Press published March 15, 2009. Moving carefully — to keep from ripping the IV line out of her left arm — Annette Blanchette tucked a small oval harp under her chin and tentatively plucked a few strings. She … Continue reading In the News: “Small harp made by Stillwater company calms, entertains patients”

In the News: “New harp provides a strum and a smile”

The following is a reprint of an article written by Jeff Strickler for the Star Tribune published December 7, 2008. Wherever “Chaplain Ann” Bergstrom strolls, heads pop up and smiles break out. Nice as she is, the warm welcome is aimed mostly at the small, rounded stringed instrument she’s plucking. The reverie harp, developed in … Continue reading In the News: “New harp provides a strum and a smile”

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