Christina Tourin is a second-generation harpist who began playing harp at the age of four. She received Music and Education degrees, studied harp at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria and holds a music therapy degree. As an international recording artist, she performs extensively 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 has been instrumental in the revival of the folk harp since the early 1970s. 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 the founder of the World Harp Orchestra. She is also author of Harp Therapy - A Cradle of Sound and others. Her other activities include teaching music, performing and composing music. Her artistry can be heard on 14 CD recordings.
Workshop: MUSIC/soundhealing/HARP: The Five Elements of Selecting and Individualizing Music for a Person.
Saturday, November 10
Ballroom 10:45am to 12noon
Christina Tourin, Director of the International Harp Therapy Program affiliated with San Diego Hospice and Planetree hospitals worldwide, will guide you on how to customize music for individuals who are in hospitals, hospices, homes and even for your best friend! What do you need to know to find that perfect Cradle of Sound that touches their soul? In the course of the workshop, you will learn how easy it is to play a small harp, customizing music based on Resonant Tone and Double Resonance and why this instrument is making more than just sound waves throughout worldwide healthcare facilities.
Objective: To learn how to Individualize Music
-How to match with Breathing Tempo,
-Resonant Tone, and
-Mode of Music.