Benefits of the Harp & Lessons

Benefits of Playing the Harp

The therapeutic effects of harp music have been researched and well documented. Studies have demonstrated a beneficial relationship of harp music upon physiological responses such as blood pressure, heart rate and respiration. Studies have shown that the heart rate decreases and oxygenation levels increase when harp music is played. Additionally, research has substantiated beneficial effects on perceived levels of pain, anxiety and positive emotions.

Harp music promotes an atmosphere of comfort, warmth and safety.


Andrew Chan Harp Studio
Toronto & Kingston

Benefits of Music Lessons

The benefits that come from taking music lessons can be invaluable regardless of age. These include: improved cognitive attributes such as organization, problem solving, math, science study skills, communication and memory. The study of music has also been found to encourage a calmer and more focused mind, develop creativity, increase perseverance, confidence and determination, improve dexterity and discipline, in addition to empowering ones self-esteem.

The benefits of private music lessons include one-on-one undivided attention with the chance to discover and develop one’s own learning style, the opportunity for the student to be recognized as a unique individual, and the advantage of personalized lesson plans designed to maximize his or her progress.

Furthermore, the student fosters a lifelong enjoyment of music, an activity one will never outgrow… that’s not a bad investment!

E. Glenn Schellenberg
Music Lessons Enhance IQ
American Psychological Society
2004, Volume 15 - Number 8
  Patricia Moreau
The Sound of Passion: Musical training sharpens the ability to sense emotions
Scientific American
2009, June
Aragon, PhD, RN.
The Effects of Harp Music in Vascular and Thoracic surgical Patients
2002, Volume 8 - Number 5
  Byers J.F and Smyth K.A.
Effect of music intervention on noise annoyance, heart rate, and blood pressure
American Journal of Critical Care
1997, 6:3: 183-191
Elliott D.
The effects of music and muscle relaxation on patient anxiety in a coronary care unit
Heart & Lung: Journal of Critical Care
1994 Jan-Feb, 23(1):27-35
  Good M. Stanton-Hicks M.
Use of relaxation and music to reduce post-surgical pain
Journal of Advanced Nursing
2001, 33(2):208-15
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