Virtual Harp Summit 4

Virtual Harp Summit 4

All-Access Pass | taught by Dr. Diana Rowan + 25 leading harpists


Every 6 months, we bring 25+ outstanding Presenters from all over the world straight into your living room, sharing all-new material.

We focus on 1 theme per summit, so that you experience true progress, playing with more beauty, power and ease after every VHS you attend.


VHS offers students & lifelong learners everywhere unprecedented
 access to today’s top harpists 

“An unparalleled learning experience for musicians”

Aaron Morin, Lead Product Educator from premier course platform Thinkific

VHS is eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs/CPUs) from 4 leading healing harp organizations

At VHS1 we learned How to Play with Expression & Creativity

At VHS2 we built on this, focusing on Technique

At VHS3 we used this powerful foundation to dramatically improve your Arranging, Improvising & Composing

At VHS4, we reclaim our roots:

how to achieve fruitful daily PRACTICE while learning how to practice with more motivation, ease & results

• how to PERFORM with joy & confidence say goodbye to performance anxiety & start sharing your music naturally

At VHS4 you access the very latest in harp teaching, creating and performing.

Candid, behind-the-scenes interviews and presentations make for an exciting, raw and unedited teaching and learning experience.

It’s the ultimate backstage pass into the Presenters’ homes/studios - the center of their creative life - for sessions that are both intimate and interactive.

Expect to make real and lasting change to your harp life by joining VHS.

As a grassroots movement created by harpists for harpists, supported by harpists, VHS offers a new paradigm of community, learning and creativity that uplifts all harpists:

“I wanted to democratize the learning experience,” says VHS founder Dr. Diana Rowan. 

“Making and sharing in music is one of the most joyous acts of the human experience. I wanted to make great teachers and performers available to people who live in places where such access is difficult, and to bring these artists into the world harp community.  This global community is an ongoing home for creativity and camaraderie.  VHS is also a platform that supports musicians, giving their work new exposure, as well as upholding and elevating the standard of excellence they bring to our art.”

What's All the Rave?

“Shaking my head in awe. I so admire the level of professionalism and skill the presenters possess. Intense and amazing!”

- VG, California

“All the workshops were explained so easily for me to understand, I can start utilizing many of the tips immediately.”

- KT, Vermont

“Already, just one video in, and this is pure gold. Thank you for these summits. They give me the ability to pace myself and revisit, to perk up my playing and brighten our ensembles. It's like going to a festival in my own home, but getting to choose every option at every session of every master.”

- SC, Georgia

Each VHS has a different theme and all-new material each time. Join us now to supercharge your harp learning, inspiration and community!

Dr. Diana Rowan
Dr. Diana Rowan
Founder of Bright Knowledge Guild's Virtual Harp Summit & Bright Knowledge Harp Circle

As a teacher and performer, my Purpose is to help you reclaim your Inspiration

Inspiration is the fuel behind all lasting accomplishment.
Inspiration keeps your motivation strong for the long run.
Inspiration has you craving learning new things, expressing your true self deeper than ever.

All my courses and beloved Harp Circle are designed to fire up your Inspiration, so that your harp journey is one of joy and progress.

Welcome, I'm so glad you're here!

Your Presenters

Laura Simpson

California USA

Maintaining Stamina & Passion: full time performing for 50 years & still in love!

Tunde Jegede


Practice & Performance Approaches Across Genres

Jennifer Ellis

California USA

How to Practice Rhythm for Harpists

Jayne Demakos

New York USA

Gregorian chant wisdom in Practice & Performance

Laura Zaerr

Oregon USA

Perfect Practice: how to maximize your minutes

Mary Doumany


Getting into the Zone for Jazz

Sue Richards

North Carolina USA

Behind-the-Scenes look at how Sue practices!

Tom Schanie

Ohio USA

New Perspectives on Harp Patterns: easier practice, arranging & memorization

Aedan MacDonnell

California USA

CPR of Performance: breathing life into your performing

Christina Tourin

California USA

The Star Program: a learning system for life

Sharon Thormahlen

Oregon USA

Demystifying Memorization

Lori Pappajohn


An Adult Beginner’s Painfully Slow, Patient, Zen Path to Fast Results

Marianne Gubri


Meditation, Visualization & Mindset for Practice & Performance

Zeena Parkins

New York/California USA

How Feedback in all its Forms Helps Practice & Performance

Sarah Stern


How to Handle Practice & Performance Pressure: an orchestral harpist’s perspective

Micheal Levy


Ancient Wisdom Approaches to Practice & Performance

Arianna Savall


Truly Listening: wisdom from early music practice & performance

Dennis Waring

Vermont USA

Making Harps Accessible for Practice & Performance

Anouk Platenkamp


How to be Your Best Teacher

Amy Turk


Behind-the-Scenes look at how Amy practices!

Diana Rowan

Ireland/California USA

Express Performance Mastery

Beth Kolle

Washington USA

The Connection Between Practice & Performance

Harper Tasche

Washington USA

How to Create Intimate, Magical Performances

Erik Ask-Upmark


Enhancing your performance (& practice) with ornaments, decorations & trills – guaranteed to fit all musical styles!

The Benefits of the Full Access Pass

  • All workshop videos: diverse presenters share their experience with you on how to improve your practice and performance
  • Downloadable handouts for each workshop, from sheet music to instructionals that will enrich your experience
  • Intimate house concert performance videos from many presenters
  • Access to 2 live masterclasses: play during the live online class and receive immediate, supportive and deep feedback from our amazing presenters
  • Access to daily open house hours: log on at your leisure to practice with and perform for other harpists in real time in an informal setting
  • 3 online Social Hours hosted by Diana, with frequent visits from our presenters – bring tea and settle in for a fun and informative hour!
  • Meet the Harps videos – get to know some of our presenters’ treasured instruments up close
  • Meet the Harp Maker interviews: come behind the scenes to see how our beautiful instruments are built and celebrate the unsung heroes of our harp world!
  • VHS is eligible for CEUs with 5 healing harp organizations - please click here for details

VHS4 Schedule

Thursday April 19

Daily Open House Hours 11am-1pm + 4-6pm Pacific

Workshops with:

Christina Tourin, California USA

Mary Doumany, Australia

Lori Pappajohn, Washington USA

Friday April 20

Social Hour 1 @1pm Pacific

Daily Open House Hours 11am-1pm + 4-6pm Pacific

Workshops with:

Sharon Thormahlen, Oregon USA

Marianne Gubri, Italy/France

Jennifer Ellis, California USA

Saturday April 21

Live Masterclass 1 starting 4pm Pacific Time with Beth Kolle & Mary Doumany

Daily Open House Hours 11am-3pm

Workshops with:

Zeena Parkins, New York/California USA

Beth Kolle, Washington USA/Norway

Dennis Waring, Vermont USA/Norway

Sunday April 22

Daily Open House Hours 11am-1pm + 4-6pm Pacific

Workshops with:

Harper Tasche, Washington USA

Michael Levy, UK

Sue Richards, North Carolina USA

Monday April 23

Social Hour 2 @1pm Pacific

Daily Open House Hours 11am-1pm + 4-6pm Pacific

Workshops with:

Diana Rowan, Ireland/California USA

Arianna Savall, Switzerland

Sarah Stern, Argentina

Tuesday April 24

Daily Open House Hours 11am-1pm + 4-6pm Pacific

Workshops with:

Amy Turk, UK

Aedan MacDonnell, California USA

Laura Simpson, California USA

Wednesday April 25

Live Masterclass 2, starting 1pm Pacific with Laura Simpson & Jennifer Ellis & Aedan MacDonnell

Daily Open House Hours 11am-1pm + 4-6pm Pacific

Workshops with:

Jayne Demakos, New York USA

Tunde Jegede, UK/Nigeria

Erik Ask-Upmark, Sweden

Thursday April 26

Final Social Hour @1pm Pacific

Daily Open House Hours 11am-1pm + 4-6pm Pacific

Workshops with:

Laura Zaerr, Oregon USA

Anouk Platenkamp, Netherlands

Thomas Schanie, Ohio USA

VHS4 is eligible for CEUs!

Which healing harp organizations accept VHS for CEUs/CPUs?

  1. International Hap Therapy Program (IHTP)
  2. Bedside Harp
  3. Harps for Healing
  4. Therapy Harp Training Program
  5. Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP).Select workshops only (please check with Jocelyn via email form on this page

VHS tracks your progress via the Full Access Pass, which is required for proper tracking with CEU granting agencies.

Each VHS has a different theme and all-new material each time. Join us now to supercharge your harp learning, inspiration and community!