What does the program cost?
The tuition is $2250AUD per module and is to be paid in advance of attending the module. In addition to tuition, you are required to purchase the video teaching series “Creative Harping” and a number of books.
Do I have to travel to take this course?
No. At this time IHTP-AU is offering all training in live virtual classrooms. We believe that the most profound learning and experiences take place when we are physically together, and look forward to resuming physical classrooms in addition to the virtual classroom in the future.
How long does it take to complete the program?
Generally you should expect to take between two and three years to complete all the work of the program. Some individuals take less time, and others, more.
What is the longest amount of time I can take to finish all requirements?
Although individual circumstances may vary, a student is expected to complete all program requirements within 3 years after attendance at Module 1.
What does my Mentor do for me?
Your mentor receives and reviews your submitted course work. This includes listening to and evaluating your music recordings, reading and commenting on your papers and book reviews. The mentor is also a person who cares about your progress and helps keep you moving forward in a timely basis. From your tuition, a mentor is paid to work with you for 15 hours. If additional time is needed or desired by you, you may contract with your mentor to pay directly to the mentor for additional time. The current rate of pay for the mentor is $45AUD per hour.
I’m new to the harp. Can I join the program and learn along the way?
If you are very new to the harp, you may wish to spend a while developing your technical skills and doing some music development. The program uses the video series “Creative Harping” by Christina Tourin for its lessons in independent study. The Creative Harping series is perfect for very new harpists, although we do recommend that as a beginner, you have a qualified teacher to work with early on so that you learn solid fundamental technique.
How do I apply to the program?
The application form is available on this website. Review the application and when you are ready to apply, submit along with your non-refundable application fee. Since the application fee is non-refundable, if you have concerns about your suitability for the program, please reach out to us via email.
What associations accept IHTP as a training provider?
IHTP meets the rigorous standards of both the National Standards Board of Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM) in the USA and of the Australian Therapeutic Harpists Association (ATHA).