A Song for Wayne
Dedicated to Wayne Isaacs

breaking news!

We are excited to announce our offering of a Fall 2019 harp therapy certification class! These classes will be held Sundays through Wednesdays for Modules I, II and IV and Sunday through Thursday for Module III.
Students may take Modules I, II and IV remotely in real time or face-to-face. Module III must be taken face-to-face in our Great Room in Bensalem, PA.
We will be accepting applications immediately. Since we like to keep our classes small, we suggest you apply now to avoid disappointment.

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Since 2002 Bedside Harp®, the first ever exclusively hospital-hosted, mindfulness-based harp therapy instructional and certification program, has been dedicated to promoting our field by providing service and training programs of excellence, ever raising the bar, setting and maintaining the highest standards for ourselves, our students and our graduates. Read what our host hospitals say about the difference we make in their facilities and read, too, what the patients say, what visitors say, what staff says, what our students say and what our graduates say about our work, our programs, and their journeys with us.

Our mission is to promote the therapeutic use of the harp in healthcare and wellness settings. Committed to making a difference, we are proud that between February 2002 and March 2019, we have:

  • Delivered a five-minute or longer harp therapy session to 107,876 patients at the nine hospitals that have hosted our programs!
  • Played 28,773.75 documented hours of therapeutic harp in those hospitals!
  • Taught 830 people, aged 8 to 80+, who never before played the harp, to play for their own healing and enjoyment!
  • Graduated 97 Certified Harp Therapists hailing from all over the United States and abroad.  Fifty, or 52% of them, went on to achieve their mastery levels of certification with us!
  • Graduated 8 Certified Instructional Mentors from our newest teachers’ certification program!
  • Awarded $13,906.00 in instructional and certification scholarships!
  • Completed five formal research projects — one of which earned us international acclaim!
  • Been recognized and honored by all of our host hospitals, Bucks County Community College, the Society of the Arts in Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson and healthcare professionals throughout our nation for our comprehensive training, high standards,  groundbreaking research, integrity, collaborative spirit and good work!


latest numbers

-- 2019 -- Mar YTD
Number of patients in our host hospitals who received live harp therapy sessions lasting 5 or more minutes 493 1686
Number of hours of live harp therapy delivered to patients, their loved ones, staff and doctors at our host hospitals 127.75 432

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Harp Music Evokes Patient’s Smiles and Daughter’s Tears

The visitor sat in a chair next to the bed.  As I played, the visitor began to cry, so I asked if I should stop, but she shook her head “no.”

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Harp Therapy in the ER: Study Finds it a Most Effective Setting

A 2013 study conducted by St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center’s Geriatric Emergency Department and Bedside Harp indicated how just how effective a little harp can be in a bustling environment.  Of the 61 participants, 91.8% (56) reported that the music calmed them; 80.3% (49) said that it made them less anxious; and 90% (55) said it relaxed them.  95.1% (58) would recommend the music to someone in their situation.  Patient comments were compelling.

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Intro to Mindfulness

Start the new year by giving your self the very best gift—a six week Introduction to Mindfulness course taught by Edie, 6-7:30 pm Mondays 1/15, 22, 29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19 at the Bedside Harp offices, 4802 Neshaminy Blvd., Suites 3-4, Bensalem, PA. Call 215-752-7599 to register.  Only 2 spots left!

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Two New Partnerships

We are delighted to announce our partnering with two additional healthcare facilities—Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead, NJ and New Bridge Medical Center (formerly known as Bergen Regional Medical Center) in Paramus, NJ, bringing the total number of healthcare facilities we currently partner with to seven hospitals and several nursing homes and life care communities.

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In the News

Many thanks to Michael Loberfeld for this recently published article on our work. Vibrations of Renewal

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Bedside Harp Now Partnering with Life Care Facilities

Since 2002, Bedside Harp has partnered only with hospitals—now, we are partnering as well with a limited number of life care communities. 

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Bedside Harp Joins NSBTM

We’re delighted to announce our affiliation with and accreditation from the National Standards Board of Therapeutic Musicians as of January 2017. 

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In The News

Grateful to be part of this team of healers offering alternatives to opioids. New York Times, Cover NY Times Science Section

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BEDSIDE HARP in the News!

Bedside Harp @ St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center’s Geriatric ED in Paterson, NJ.  Bedside Harp on NBC Nightly News

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Lynne Van Engel

Be sure to read Lynne Van Engel’s words on what taking up the harp means to her.

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Barbara Carlton

Yet another wonderful essay entitled “What Taking Up the Harp Has Done for Me.”  This one was written by Hospital-Certified Master Harp Therapist, Barbara Carlton.

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Norine Stewart

After reading an article about the positive effects on children when they take up music, Norine Stewart, hospital-certified master harp therapist, teacher and harpist extraordinaire, posted this response to our question, “What has taking up the harp done for you?”

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Bedside Harp
Neshaminy Medical Professional Ctr.
4802 Neshaminy Blvd., Suites 3-4
Bensalem, PA 19020


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