Monthly Archives: November 2017

19 Girl Guides And Counting

Another successful Happy Harping workshop!!! This time Halton Harps was harping with the Girl Guides in Smithville.

Split into three groups we rotated through the rainbow set of harps. Each group learned how to play a familiar song.

Fusing music with arts and crafts the girls have an opportunity to explore musical sounds and rhythms by using their creativity and imagination.

Best of all we’re inclusive. All participants learn to play their part in the music making process. Facilitating from the Rainbow of Sound or Color My World music programs makes it easy for children to learn the fundamentals of music in an environment that encourages growth and personal development.

Benefits of Harp Playing

“Recreational Music-making (RMM) encompasses enjoyable, accessible and fulfilling group music-based activities that unite people of all ages, regardless of their challenges, backgrounds, ethnicity, ability or prior experience.

From exercise, nurturing, social support, bonding and spirituality, to intellectual stimulation, heightened understanding and enhanced capacity to cope with life’s challenges, the benefits of recreational 
music-making extend far beyond music. Recreational music-making ultimately affords unparalleled creative expression that unites our bodies, minds and spirits”

– Karl T. Bruhn – Father of the Music-Making
 and Wellness Movement

Interested in hosting a Happy Harping workshop? Contact: francescadurham@gmail.com

 

Be What You Are And Do What You Love

RUMI said, “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

If you need a little encouragement or inspiration here are a few key points to help you find beauty and love in yourself, what you do, your surroundings and everyday living.

  1. Decide what a “beautiful life” means to you.
  2. Lay the foundation and start creating the beautiful life you know you deserve.
  3. Be authentic and honest with yourself in every decision you make.
  4. Focus on moving toward your desired end result.
  5. Be grateful for what challenges you and makes you stronger.
  6. Be open to change and new life experiences.
  7. Be present and thankful for today.

The power of belief and discipline contributes greatly to the success of being what you are. Be patient with yourself and trust the process. Your free will shapes the reality you create. It’s your destiny!

Interested in working with a mentor to help you cope with major life change and transitions? Do you need help choosing the right certified therapeutic harp program? Thinking about having a MARI® experience to remember your wholeness and the beauty of living a healthy, fulfilling, authentic, creative life.

Contact francescadurham@gmail.com.

 

Make A Promise And Always Do Your Best

At the Girl Guides Centre Mississauga, we had 14 girls participate in a Halton Harps music workshop. The young girls came together in the afternoon for a unique experience. They learned how to play the harp.

The benefit of harp music workshops for the girls helps them socially, can improve memory, teaches patience, connects them to self and others while fostering learning, expression, and creativity. Having a hobby or creative outlet for young girls builds a healthy self-esteem.

Empowering young girls to believe in themselves, try something new and simply do their best builds confidence. That was our goal yesterday and we achieved it with success!

Creating magical moments one harp at a time, making friends and having fun leaves an impression and impact that lasts a lifetime for the Girl Guides.

These young minds were able to flourish in an environment where they felt safe and comfortable to explore something new.

Heartfelt thanks go out to Mary and Heather for inviting me to share another Halton Harps workshop with your community. We had FUN!

Interested in bringing a Halton Harps music workshop to your community? To learn more please contact Francesca Durham.