Music is a powerful tool that is frequently used to connect both hemispheres of the brain, improve memory, social interactions, lessen anxiety, pain and relieve stress.a
This is a brief snippet from our pop up workshop at the Cobb Senior Services building! We were able to teach a few basics of the harp, and how to play a few songs in an ensemble setting! These are all first time harpers, and we were so proud of their harp work in under 60 minutes!!!
Did we mention our programs are beneficial for all ages? No matter if your 6yrs....99yrs.... or more, AFTH has a program for you.
Artz for the Harp firmly believes, music has the ability to heal and provides a positive outlet of self expression through the arts, while creating growth in the areas of self-esteem, responsibility, and discipline, while strengthening communities.
We have two programs available for our senior populations.
AFTH Senior Music Enrichment
These programs provide group harp enrichment. All harps are provided, and students learn the classics, as well as some of their favorites from the past!
AFTH Senior Music Therapy Benefit Programs
This program provides a 30 minute teaching session along with a 30 minute therapy listening performance. Students will have the opportunity to not only learn their favorites, but also listen to music clinically proven to reduce stress & anxiety, reduce blood pressure and induce feelings of positive well being.
Music has been clinically proven to :
Improve Memory --effective with
(Alzhiemers & Dementia Care Patients)
Reduce Stress & Anxiety
Alleviate Pain Symptoms
Generate Positive Emotions
Increase Cognitive Brain Functions
However these are only a few of the benefits of learning to play the harp!
By: Eric Satie
Cover by: Stephen Rees