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
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.
At the Girl Guides Centre Mississauga, this group of young girls came together in the afternoon for a unique experience and opportunity with Halton Harps.
The experience was making harp music together. The girls learned to play the harp, they sang and even crafted a harp out of shoe boxes.
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! Having a hobby or creative outlet for young girls helps build a healthy self-esteem.
The end result of our event and time together was having the parents enjoy listening to their girls play for them before going home. Having the support of mom, dad a big sister, brother or mentor also helps to build confidence.
Creating magical moments of music, one harp string at a time, making friends and having fun leaves an impression and impact that lasts a lifetime for these young girls.
We allowed these young minds to flourish in an environment where they felt safe and comfortable to explore something new, learning how to play the harp.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to Heather for inviting Halton Harps into your community.
Interested in bringing our Happy Harping workshop to your community? To learn more please contact Halton Harps.