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Music Therapy Instrument: How to Play the Reverie Harp

The Reverie Harp is not really designed for playing conventional music, in fact it’s primary purpose is as a music therapy instrument. We’ll give you some tips on playing the Reverie Harp, ideas on what kind of music can be played on the Reverie Harp, and ideas for using the harp in a music therapy … Continue reading Music Therapy Instrument: How to Play the Reverie Harp

How to Tune the Reverie Harp

Like any music therapy instrument, the Reverie Harp needs to be tuned. Each instrument comes with a paper tuning template that slides right under the strings to help you tune the Reverie Harp. We recommend you purchase an electronic tuner for accurate tuning if you don’t already own one.

Alternative Tuning for Reverie Harp – Lullaby Tuning

By using the alternative tuning for Reverie Harp called “Lullaby Tuning”, you can accompany yourself as you sing.  A respected Music Therapist, David Melbye offers an excellent video demonstration and many tips about how he makes use of the Lullaby Tuning. Download the Lullaby Tuning Chart Get the Lullaby Tuning Songbook Considering purchasing a Reverie … Continue reading Alternative Tuning for Reverie Harp – Lullaby Tuning

Reverie Harp in National Music Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Edwards | info@harpkit.com | 651-439-9120 National Music Museum Adds Reverie Harp to Exhibits (Stillwater, MN) – Jerry Brown, founder of Musicmaker’s Kits, Inc., in Stillwater, presented a Reverie Harp® to Dr. Margaret Banks, Curator of the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. The … Continue reading Reverie Harp in National Music Museum

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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