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Educational resources created specifically for therapeutic musicians, by a Therapeutic Musician. As products are released, they will be listed below.

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Educational Resources for Therapeutic Musicians

Welcome to Fundamentals with Feeling, your platform for learning opportunities that will take your therapeutic music practice to new levels of healing, connection, and peace.

Targeted skill-building for both music and mind

What could you accomplish with the right tools?

A growing community of healing musicians...

Join our community today and you'll be able to access:

1. A free video course, sent straight to your inbox as soon as it's launched
2. Helpful discussion groups and forums where you can ask questions and share ideas
3. Announcements of future educational opportunities offered right here on this website!

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Meet Nicole

Professional Harpist & Certified Clinical Musician
Master's-Level Therapist
Certified Life Coach
Owner of NEA Music, LLC
Founder of The Hiking Harpist™

My Story

As a professional harpist for over 12 years, I had grown very comfortable with learning music, arranging, and performing. However, I always felt like my true passion in music was missing. That is, until I discovered Therapeutic Music.

I had been living dual lives, one as a master's-level therapist and Life Coach, and the other as a freelance musician, when one day, I realized I couldn't continue like this. I wanted music to be at the forefront of my career, but didn't want my background in mental health to go to waste. I did some research and came across therapeutic music certification courses, and I knew this was the right path for me.

Fast forward a couple years, when I became a Certified Clinical Musician. Suddenly, my whole world opened up. All of my training started making sense. I was able to narrow my musical skills down to the fundamentals that would benefit me in my therapeutic work. I no longer felt like I needed to be perfect, or know all the advanced techniques. I started focusing on playing with feeling, communicating messages to the listener. In doing so, I found new levels of confidence in my playing.

I wasn't the only one who felt a shift in my playing. In a short amount of time, I began getting consistent paid work as a clinical musician. I started getting more jobs as a performer - and felt a lot less nerves and overwhelm at my gigs! I have won awards, been featured in the local press, and been published in the Harp Therapy Journal. Best of all, I am able to share my passion for healing music and feel like I'm really making a difference in people's lives.

Throughout my journey, I have networked with many other musicians and kept note of the most prominent themes, struggles, and questions that we have. As therapeutic musicians, our approach is unique, but yet we do not have a lot of resources to hone our skills once we graduate with our certifications. I decided that I wanted to take all that I have learned and compile it, making courses specifically for those in the therapeutic music field. I am happy to share these resources with you here.

Free video course now available!

Sign up today to receive this first Fundamentals with Feeling course: 5 lessons, rolled out over 5 days. Enjoy step-by-step guides to learning new music, stories about bedside work, harp demonstrations, and a sheet music download. This is over 2.5 hours of video content - all for free! Read below for more info.

Free Video Course: "Quick Learning" Your Music for Your Therapeutic Repertoire

Go beyond simply learning a piece note-by-note. Learn the methods to deeply understand a piece to have it bedside-ready quickly and easily.
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Just because it's free doesn't mean you won't learn!
This is just a taste of what you will accomplish by completing the lessons in Quick Learning Your Music for Your Therapeutic Repertoire:
We already have dozens of therapeutic musicians who have signed up!
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