Become a Virtual Harp Summit Insider
(be one of the first to know about VHS.3)
Learn directly from 28+ masters,
Listen to gorgeous harp performances,
Meet other harpists worldwide,
all in your PJs!
VHS events run twice a year,
in March & September.
I am absolutely blown away with the talent and variety of VHS!
What a marvelous gift to the community of harpists around the world!
"Virtual Harp Summit 1’s theme was “Playing with Expression & Creativity”
From this powerful gathering of 28+ master harpists, we learned Technique is CRUCIAL if we want to play with expression and flow, not to mention ease.
In fact, VHS.1 participants voted for Technique as our theme for VHS.2 – and here we are!
Not with Virtual Harp Summit 2’s lineup!
Finally fall in love with Technique and understand how it sets your playing free.
We’ll be talking about principles - not rules! - and representing harpists from many genres and type of harp.
Each top-notch harpist at Virtual Harp Summit has been chosen because they deeply understand Technique as an artistic tool.
They know how to share about technique in a way that is accessible, liberating and fun.
Let’s get started on owning Technique and playing the way we want to!"
Some of these outstanding harpists are old friends to you,
others will be delightful new faces - all are amazing.
You are GUARANTEED to come away with
life-changing tools and experiences that will make a HUGE impact on your harp playing.
Thank you so much for putting all this together and making it available to all! I learned things that have already made a huge difference in my harp playing! And I enjoyed hearing all the different personalities that come through in the concerts.
Have you ever attended a workshop, missed a key point, and wished you could press pause? At VHS, press pause with abandon! Better yet, watch all the video workshops as many times as you like! You won't miss a single minute!
Pour yourself a nice glass/make a steaming cup of your favorite brew, and sit down for a guaranteed front row seat at our glorious concerts on video! Don't worry about dashing in and throwing coats over seats!
...and social time!
One of the great joys of festivals is meeting other harpists. At VHS you'll connect with harpists worldwide at our online "social hours." You'll even be able to follow up long-term via our Private online pages. Welcome to your new harp friends and communities!
Technique & Expression
Healing Harp Technique
Daily Practice Technique
Playing & Singing Technique
The Legacy of Pedal
Carbon harps - extend &
ease your playing life!
Meet the Cross-Strung Harp
Harp & Alexander Technique
Kentro Body Balance
Daily Warm-up Technique
Breathing & Technique
Technique in Scottish Music
Feeling Technique -
Wire-Strung Harp Intensive
Historical Harp Technique
Evolution of Harp Technique Through the Ages & how your technique evolves too!
Organizing Your Harp Technique Routine
Left Hand Technique
Everyday FLOW Harp Technique Exercises
Technique for Small Harps
Harp Technique Fitness - technique from the inside out
Young at Harp Method
(+ bonus section on
single-action lever harp)
Electric Harp Technique
Reclaiming pedal techniques of the past
Latin American Harp Technique
Baroque double and
Somehow I managed to watch EVERY WORKSHOP and take so many notes that my notebook is now falling apart. If it weren't for the availability of these videos being free for the first 48 hours, I would not have been able to participate. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I learned so much from such a broad range of amazing artists and contributors.
This lecture and entire series has been invaluable for a self taught harper like me. It has given me so much to both try and also become in my playing. A garland of harper's love for all of this wonderful sharing of knowledge.
VHS 1 attendees rave:
"This was the best conference ever!!! So convenient, and so much valuable harp info packed into 7 glorious days! I have so many notes from the harp pros, which will really help me master this beautiful instrument! Can't wait for 2017 VHS!!!" GH, USA
"The conference was an inspiration to say the least. I did not think I would participate as much as I did. I have signed up for other online things and never got around to watching. Thank you for all your work and dedication. Please continue to inspire us to create." MC, USA
"I just dipped into the day 1 workshops....I think VHS is utterly amazing and so needed for harp players around the world! THANK YOU and THE TEAM for producing such a great Celebration of the Harp! I will continue to savour and revisit VHS for quite a while…" CM, Canada
VHS is wonderful! The harp community is all abuzz!!!
"The musical immersion has been awe-inspiring. I have found all the workshops very informative and have been back to some of them for a second look. I know I will go through most of them again as time goes by; I think you tend to take more in after hearing or watching the workshops a few times and you also seem hear something different, too. I feel I have gained more courage to perform and I that I am playing more from the heart, thanks to VHS." KA, Australia
"What an incredible musical journey! I feel that my wings are green again!" Christiana, Italy
1. VHS features an unparalleled gathering of master harpists, sharing never-before released material. You'll learn state-of-the-art approaches to playing with maximum beauty, expression, imagination, and creativity. You'll watch via brand-new videos, seeing and hearing all the action close up.
2. Since you'll be learning on your own time, you have maximum chance of retaining this wonderful information. This takes advantage of current learning theory: we learn better when we're relaxed.
3. Rather than taking a smorgasbord approach, VHS dives deeply into this most important topic: TECHNIQUE. This set you up for true success in your harp playing, and meaningful progress. We're not about more information, we're about creating lasting change so that you experience a completely new level of harping.
I'm not a techie type person - will it be hard for me to access Virtual Harp Summit?
VHS is designed by harpists, with harpists, for harpists. We're artists, not techies, and totally understand where you're coming from! We've chosen the most straightforward online tools available, and they're a pleasure to use. Just log on, and you're good to go! You don't even need a super-fast internet connection. We also have a magical team (Jaime, Jillian & Jocelyn) behind us who can help you if you get stuck on a tech matter.
How are the workshops shared - video or audio only?
The workshops are all in VIDEO format so that you can see as well as hear these amazing teachers.
How long is VHS.2 free for?
VHS.2 is 100% free March 9-15, 2017. Thereafter, you can purchase an All-Access Pass for a small fee, which gives you lifetime access to ALL the presentations (see next question).
What if I can't make any of the dates between March 9-15? I really want to attend VHS.2!
Don't worry, we've got you covered! You can purchase the All-Access Pass for LIFETIME access to all the workshops and concerts! Just register for Virtual Harp Summit on this page as usual. You'll immediately receive All-Access Pass details as well. It's an amazing deal, backed up by a 100% money-back guarantee. Yes, we're that confident VHS delivers!
What if I'm a beginner? Will I be able to keep up?
If you're a beginner, this is a perfect time to join VHS! All the presenters are focused on Technique for this summit. This is info you need from the first day you sit down with a harp.
Wow, I'm just hearing about Virtual Harp Summit now, how can I get access to Playing with Creativity and Expression Virtual Harp Summit?
I could cry tears of joy at being able to access this kind of support, both free and in my case on an ongoing paid basis [the All-Access Pass].
PF, New Zealand
What if I'm advanced, a pro or a teacher? Will there be enough info for me?
The insights are presenters are sharing represent literally centuries of hard-won wisdom. The presenters are all addressing TECHNIQUE, and many of the insights will either be news, refreshers, or different ways of understanding things you already know. By all counts, VHS will be hugely valuable for you and/or your students.
Has this been done before? It's a great idea!
Yes, this is the 2nd Virtual Harp Summit. VHS.1 ran September 2016 and the theme was “Playing with Expression & Creativity.” You can still enjoy that summit by purchasing the VHS.1 All-Access Pass or the bundle which includes VHS.1 and VHS.2
I know music changes lives, sometimes instantly.
As a lifelong musician, I’ve had the privilege of performing and teaching worldwide.
From Eastern European Cathedrals, to the US Embassy in Vietnam, to the Smithsonian in Washington DC, to prisons and healing centers globally,
the power of the harp to dramatically move people enthralls me.
Sharing the power of music is my mission.
When I see my students step out into the world in their own artistic voice, it moves me to tears. When I hear the impact our music on others, it gives me hope more than anything else possibly can.
As a teacher and performer, my greatest goal is to foster lasting transformation.
This is very practical: I get my students to play better, with more power, confidence and sheer artistry.
For my audiences, I take them on a deep internal journey, and they find themselves changed forever.
I believe music is one of the most potent tools for healing ourselves and our world.
I believe in working with mentors who can actually do what they teach.
This is why I've gathered the harpists I most admire across the entire globe to teach you.
This is the first virtual harp summit ever, and the goal is nothing less than to make the harp more creative, more expressive, and more accessible than ever before.
To find out more about my music and concert schedule, visit www.dianarowan.com (and come take a lesson with me Thursday March 9, my VHS free workshop date!)
WELCOME TO VIRTUAL HARP SUMMIT! We're so glad you're with us.