What if YOU could Play YOUR PASSIONS? 

What if there was a piece you could play any way you wanted? ... as a CLASSICAL piece? ... or for MEDITATION & HARP THERAPY ... or as a FIERY SHOWPIECE? What if people LOVED hearing you play it? And ... what if you could learn it - FROM MEMORY - in just 28 days? 

Welcome to "Baroque Flamenco Beyond the Page"

It's a 4-Week online class where YOU get to learn one of the greatest pieces of harp literature with the Grammy-Nominated composer (that's me!).

“Baroque Flamenco BEYOND the Page” is an online program I created especially for YOU, the empassioned harp player to teach YOU to play one of my most popular compositions, "Baroque Flamenco".  

In the course - I show you my own secrets of how to play this unusual piece at your skill level on your harp, on both lever and pedal harp, whether you have 47 strings or 21 strings.  

You'll learn to EXPAND the piece if you're an advanced player and SIMPLIFY it if you're a fledgling player. You'll learn to make the dramatic Flamenco cadenza SIZZLE, and how to end the piece with so much inner fire that you COMPEL your audience to jump up and shout!  

You'll also learn to RESTYLE the piece to play it as a meditative or bedside piece.

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“I took this course last Fall and almost all of the "what ifs" happened for me.  

I was astounded, first of all, that I could play something without sheet music covering my face. I learned the little phrases one by one (almost like a child learns his/her first words in a language) and then I started putting them together.  

I could hardly wait to show my flutist the new 'tricks' I learned each week. Then she convinced me to venture out to play for a group of friends, something I NEVER would have done without the music on the stand! AND THEN, I learned out how to simplify the piece and play it in a whole different style for hospice patients.  

This course is DEFINITELY worth stretching yourself into the unknown...... " Margi Miller


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“I have to tell you that the sense of empowerment I have now is really incredible. I've spent so much time knowing, feeling, that there was something more inside me, and to finally have someone understand that I wanted to get at whatever "it" was and know HOW to do it was just the most incredible, empowering thing." Jennifer Keller (USA)

Here's how the program works:

You get 10 video coaching lessons, PLUS warmups you can start on NOW that help you solidfy the rhythms-- and weekly online chats so you can ask questions to help YOU play this piece the way YOU want. You also plus a step-by-step walkthrough of every note of the piece! They're each short lessons so you get 3 - 4 lessons a week. You get access to the Hip Harp Academ Facebook community so you're never alone!

I break the piece down for you. Because I composed it, I can also DEconstruct it for you -- so you know how the piece works - so you can discover ways to play it NOW at YOUR level so YOU can shine and share YOUR passion, or restyle it to play for gentler situations like bedside.  

You get access to all three levels of the piece: Adv. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced - so you can pick and choose the parts of the piece that work best for YOU. The program also includes 5 LIVE Chats where you get to ask the questions YOU have. If you can't make it to the chats live, you can send questions in advanc and watch the replays. You have minimum 6 months access to the entire class, plus the option to download all the PDFs and MP3 files so you have plenty of time to revew.

You get to connect to other harp players all around the world– all learning this piece just like you – all supportive, all eager to learn - and you get PLENTY OF TIME TO REVIEW because you get to download all the PDFs and MP3s to create your own study binder – plus six months to review the classroom even after the course is over so that, once you have the basics, you can review the online videos much as you want, at your own pace.  

Best of all, you get to work directly with the COMPOSER of the piece - how often do you get to ask a Grammy-Nominated composer for advice on how YOU can play HER piece?

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"Your course was quite simply the best harping experience I have ever had.  

You teach skills that are not just visual, but kinesthetic and aural - and you've managed to do it in a fun, engaging, and not-overwhelming way – masterful, to be sure!  

THANK YOU for providing training and guidance to help me reach my goals and objectives for my new life with music."  

Kevin Roddy (Hawaii, USA)

Registration Closed for 2017 (for Guided Course) But You Can Sign up for Self-Paced Course Below

$497 (Full Pay)

 OR

$248.50 (2-Pay)

BONUS!!! Join "Baroque Flamenco Beyond the Page" NOW and ALSO GET my foundational program "Hands on Harmony" ($297 value) as a BONUS!

"Hands on Harmony" is an "At-Your-Own-Pace" class - specifially for harp players (lever and pedal) -- that teaches you the basics of theory and harmony, and takes you from how scales become chords to how to extend, alter and substitute those chords, modulate and the basics of reading a lead-sheet.


Did you miss the deadline for the Guided "Baroque Flamenco" for this year? Here are two ways to get some great creative harp training NOW! 

1. Hip Harp Academy YEAR-LONG Curriculum

Check out the Yearlong "Hip Harp Academy" curriculum. It includes a full YEAR of guided courses in arrangement, Blues, improv, performanc and lots more though registration is closed for the guided version of this course, you can get a taste of working wih DHC with this FREE Harpy Birthday Training. 

2. HarPy Birthday FREE TRAINING  

This FREE video training gives you a great taste of learning with DHC. It teaches you to create your OWN flashy, fun, impromptu version of "Happy Birthday" on the harp (for lever or pedal harps) PLUS it gets you into the FREE Level of DHC’s “Hip Harp Academy” AND gets on you the “First to Know” list for upcoming guided courses and specials.  

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“I love your ideas about imperfect completion.  

My sheet music has always been my safety net, and I couldn't imagine myself to perform anything by memory.  

But when I worked with Baroque Flamenco and you broke it all down into small pieces, it all felt so simple. It was so useful with your advice about improvising, what to do if I got lost, how to remember everything etc. I felt so safe.  

Thank you so much for making me do something that I thought was impossible."  

Annette Sollie Hagen (Norway)

Who is "Baroque Flamenco BEYOND the Page" for?

Baroque Flamenco BEYOND the Page' is for YOU if ...

Baroque Flamenco BEYOND the Page' is for anyone who plays the HARP (pedal or lever) at any level and who wants to enhance their REPERTOIRE with one of the most impressive, fun and flexible pieces in the repertoire. You'll learn to play it as a fiery showpiece, as a gentle meditative piece - and you'll learn to improvise on it!  

Sign up for this course IF ...  

  • You want a fun, impressive showpiece you can pull out and easily play by memory, no matter what level you play at.
  • You want a beautiful piece you can restyle for hospice or therapy situations, and can expand or simplify as needed
  • You want to get more comfortable playing with rhythm
  • You want to learn some of the most fun strumming techniques on harp
  • You want to learn how to create an introduction that's impressive to your listeners AND a relaxing mini-warmup for YOU! (That's one of the introductions we use for the piece) 
  • You want a way to express YOUR passion on your instrument at YOUR level
  • You want to know how to take ideas from this piece and apply them to other pieces in your repertoire


Do NOT sign up for this course IF ...  

  • You need to learn to play something absolutely perfectly before you're willing to share it with others.
  • You won't be satisfied unless you're playing exactly what's on the page.
  • You want to sound 'like somebody else' - there are teachers who can show you how to do that - but I'm not one of them! My own forte is coaching you to find your creative voice
  • You want to learn perfect classical harp technique. That's a wonderful goal, but it's not what this class is about. It's about learning to have fun, to adapt the music to YOUR skill level and express yourself with one of my most popular compositions.  
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“This was the single most important musical course I have ever done in years of learning harp, and I would recommend it to anyone at any musical level.  

To begin with, the course was absolutely jam-packed with incredible information, from beginning to end.  

Even more incredibly, I could see right away in week 1 that my fears about my harping level were unnecessary; my level simply didn’t matter.  

Deborah’s information is carefully structured so that anyone at any level can work with the concepts ... and the concepts I learned have become integral to my harping experience, like a kind of ‘harping code’.  

I had been searching for this information for years, going from teacher to teacher, but with this one course, Deborah gave me all the tools I needed for arranging music."  

Blythe Tait (Australia)

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"My teacher was really enthusiastic and encouraged me to take Baroque Flamenco Bootcamp.  

I hadn’t played the piece before the course, but had played and loved "New Blues" so couldn’t wait to start Baroque Flamenco … I would never have dreamed of posting a video before embarking on the Baroque Flamenco journey!  

Moreover, I try to concentrate on the positives; begin to love imperfection and spontaneity. I have begun to improvise on the harp – even in public!"

Ruth Lee (UK)  

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[Ruth was featured in the "MY Baroque Flamenco" Blog Series after taking the course]

 Here's What You Get in the Program


√ 10 training modules, each geared to your own playing level, that you can watch at your own pace  

√ A set of warmups designed specifically for this piece to help you prepare for each part of the piece  

√ A BONUS SET of 4 Video Playthroughs of the WHOLE PIECE at each playing level - for review & reference when you want to just see and hear what the written music actually sounds like  

√ An APPENDIX of short technique videos specifically to learn the percussive and strumming techniques I use in the piece  

√ A BONUS "Mindset" audio performance instigator created especially for this course by master energy and mindset coach Sara Arey, founder and creator of "Refuture Your Life." Sara works with high-level coaching clients to help them shift through creative blocks - and she created this audio just for Baroque Flamenco Beyond the Page. This audio helps you just sit down and play!  

√ Four LIVE Online Q&A sessions with yur clasmates and me where I'll answer all your questions and play examples if you need them. You can attend live or download and listen later. Best of all – you can submit questions when YOU have them by using the "Ask a Question" form! Then I either answer you direct via email, or add your question to the chat – or both!  

√ Worksheets and Lesson Overviews to keep you organized and on track  

√ A private Facebook group where you can connect with each other, share questions, resources, "Aha's" and "Ta-das!"

By the end of the course you'll be able to play your own personalized version of "Baroque Flamenco at whatever level YOUR playing is.

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“This course has been absolutely wonderful!  

The content is well planned, not overwhelming and very rich! ... You have given structure to my noodling (along with accountability.) ...AND finger independence (and also hands moving as one)...  

Plus not having a teacher for about three years now, I neeeeeddddd the structure/accountability, but not in it's classical form.”  

Stephanie Evans

Here's How the Program Works

1. Each training is split into 3 PLAYING LEVELS: 

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Badge-Level-Intermediate
Badge-Level-Advanced/Professional

Fledglng (i.e. Advanced Beginner)  

Intermediate 

Advanced/Professional 

You get access to ALL THREE LEVELS - so you can focus on one level OR you can shift from level to level, watching all the videos – and choose the parts of each level that work for YOU! Having access to all 3 levels is also great for teachers who want to teach this piece to their students or ensembles.


2. Then I break the piece into SECTIONS and you learn each part STEP by STEP

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1. THE "INTRODUCTION" THE INTRODUCTION Draw the audience into the story by creating a captivating flamenco introduction that really works for you – every time!

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2. THE "BAROQUE" THEME I used the theme from Jean Jacques Rousseau’s lovely “Minuet in A Minor” as the Baroque theme for this piece. 

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3. THE "FLAMENCO" VARIATIONS Each of the variations becomes more intricate – but there’s a secret to how they’re constructed and a trick to simplifying them – or improvising on them!

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4. THE CADENZA Here’s where the fireworks really start. Each lesson you’ll learn part of the cadenza, how to interpret it, phrase it and really make the special effects work!

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5. THE CODA The coda’s one of the most exciting parts of the piece – and also one of the simplest ... if you know the secret behind it. I’ll show you how to get the whole audience to jump up into a spontaneous standing ovation by the way you play the last few notes!


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“I absolutely love the way you have crafted a method to allow unique talents to shine on an individual level!"  

Karla Williams (Maryland, USA)


Here's why "Baroque Flamenco BEYOND the Page" ROCKS!!!

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THIS IS THE PIECE EVERYONE LOVES TO PLAY! This piece gets such a great response with audiences that harpists simply love to play it. No matter what version of the piece you play - Advanced Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced, it's just soooo much fun to hear how excited people get when they hear it!

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IT'S SO GREAT TO HAVE A "GRAND FINALE" SHOW PIECE! Whenever you play for people - whether it's in a concert hall or in your living room - it's so great to have one piece that you just KNOW everyone is going to love, one piece that you can save 'til last, and you KNOW people are going to ooooh and aaaah about!

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YOU GET YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED ONE-OF-A-KIND VERSION OF THE PIECE! Yes!!! Your version will be different from everyone else's - because we go BEYOND the page in this course!!! Because you get access to all the versions of the piece, and you get to see and hear them as much as you want, you get to pick and choose the parts of each that you want in YOUR version. Plus you'll learn additional techniques and ideas in the course that aren't even ON the page! That means that YOUR version will be different than everyone else's!

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IT SOOOOO MUCH FUN! Did I mention It's really, really FUN! This piece is just amazingly FUN to play, and it's amazingly fun to see how people respond to it!

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"BAROQUE FLAMENCO" MAKES YOU STRONGER: Baroque Flamenco makes you stronger as a classical player because of the beautiful classical melody that inspired it. It makes you stronger rhythmically because of the Flamenco sections and the strumming rhythms you learn. It makes you stronger as a player because you express two deeply contrasting sides of your persona: the genteel classical side - and the passionate Flamenco side.

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YOU GET TO PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS! My goal is to have you PLAYING this piece, not struggling with it! To do that you'll get off the page and play to your strengths. And when you're playing to your strengths, you feel stronger and stronger!

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YOU CAN PLAY IT WITH FRIENDS!! Yup! I teach you how to play the piece solo - but I also tell you how you can go BEYOND the page and play it with friends - musicians like bass players or flute players - or other harp players! 

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YOU CAN TAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP!! Advanced-level players can sign up for the "PRO" version of the course and get training in preparing the piece for auditions, for Chamber Ensemble performances and for performing with Symphony.

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YOU CONNECT TO NEW FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD! Students come to my online school from all around the world, and they all get to interact in the classroom and in the private Facebook page. What does that mean? That means that you have harp friends from all around the world - harp players like you, of all levels and ages - who have all learned this piece together!

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YOU'LL LEARN TO ADAPT THIS PIECE FOR MEDITATIVE or THERAPEUTIC SITUATIONS- One of the things you'll learn is how to STYLE the piece differently. This is actually really easy, and really fun - and this piece is perfect for restyling. You'll learn to slow it down, open it up and create a truly responsive, meditative piece. And guess what? When you play it in this way, it actually strengthens your ability to play it as a dramatic piece as well!

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WE DO IT TOGETHER!! Yes! I'm with you through the whole class! Sure, you could read the sheet music. You could take the course on your own ... but I'M THERE WITH YOU! That means I'm there to answer questions, to make suggestions, to show you new things that I may have never thought of before (Yes! It's true - often the questions people ask me in my classes lead to completely new ideas!) - and I'm there to help you discover YOUR version of the piece, to help you simplify or embellish so you can truly express yourSELF with this music!

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I've never worked with a teacher who so inspired me to try stuff I feel scared of.  

I feel so encouraged in this course and have learned so much.  

The gift you give is the assumption that it doesn't have to be so hard or so perfect to get joy out of it and share it with others.”  

Pauline Vaughan (Canada)

Who is your instructor?

Deborah Henson-Conant

I’m Deborah Henson-Conant and I create programs that come from the concepts that guide my own creative expression in every facet of my life: as a composer, a performer, as a creativity coach and as a lifelong beginner.  

Like my instrument, each time these inner strings are touched, I resonate.  

And like my music practice, my inner practice enhances my performance as myself – and that enriches how I engage as a musician.  

You can read below about how and WHY I created this piece and this program and why I hope YOU will join me and have the joy of having this thrilling piece in our repertoire.

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How -- and WHY -- I created this piece - and this program to teach it.

I'm Deborah Henson-Conant and I've been composing, arranging and creating shows since I was a kid. I now play shows with symphonies and on solo stages with the electric harp that was created for me by CAMAC Harps, the "DHC" - and I'm proud to say that I received a Grammy Nomination for my original jazz-infused music with electric harp and orchestra. But my life wasn't always like that ...

I had a few harp lessons when I was a kid, then dropped the harp for 10 years. When I got to college, the concert band needed a harpist – so, since I knew how to tune a harp – I got the job.  

I was 22 at the time, and needed money to pay for school ... and for the used harp I bought. I bought a bunch of long dresses and costume jewelry in a thrift-store, dolled myself up and got a job subbing as background harpist in a fancy hotel restaurant in San Francisco. But I only knew how to play four pieces. And I had to figure out how to make as much from those pieces as I could.  

One of them was a beautiful little minuet by Jean Jaques Rousseau from my beginners "Medieval to Modern" book. I LOVED that piece – so I started improvising on it. 

And I just kept improvising on it!  

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For 30 years I improvised on an developed that piece. And it grew, and changed ... and eventually became the fiery showstopper that won me that Grammy Nomination! It became "Baroque Flamenco."  

Soon after that, I published the piece for solo harp in three versions: Advanced Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced – and harpists all over the world started performing it. But as people started coming to me for one-on-one coaching on the piece, I realized that notes-on-the-page couldn't begin to convey what the piece is actually about – which is musical freedom of expression.  

I also realized that each person really needed to be able to adapt the piece to their own abilities in order to play it fluently.  

I wrote "Baroque Flamenco" as a showcase piece... a showcase for the passion, power and beauty of our amazing instrument.  

And yes, everyone has passion – but some of us have learned in ways that squelch our passion – for fear of making mistakes, for fear of standing out, for fear of looking stupid.  

Well, mistakes are one of the first things I encourage you to do – and I try to leave many of my own mistakes in the training videos so you can experience just how "OK" they are!  

It took me years to write Baroque Flamenco... but now I want to teach it to you in 28 days .. in a way that will let YOU EXPAND with the piece for the rest of your life. 

Will you be performance-ready at the end of the course?  

If you do the work, you will definitely have a performable version of the piece at your level of playing by the end of the course.  

And that's just the beginning! I've been developing my version of the piece for decades - and I'll keep developing it as long as I play it. That's what I'll teach you to do as well -- so that the piece can keep growing as you grow as a musician.  

If you get stucks, that why we have LIVE Online Q&A sessions! So I can help you go BEYOND ...

Beyond your limitations ... beyond what you believed was possible for you ... and way beyond the page.  

Thus was "Baroque Flamenco Beyond the Page" born.  

In this course I walk you through the piece, show you how to play what I have written on the page – and more importantly, how to adapt it to your own technical ability. 

I show less-advanced players how to simplify it, and more-advanced players how to really make the advanced techniques sizzle. And I show musicians of every level how to bring out the passion and character that makes the piece such a show-stopper and a satisfying piece to play.  

I only guide this course once a year so ...

Join me now to discover the passion of Baroque Flamenco inside of YOU!

Registration Closed for 2017 (for Guided Course) But You Can Sign up for Self-Paced Course Below

$497 (Full Pay)

 OR

$248.50 (2-Pay)

BONUS!!! Join "Baroque Flamenco Beyond the Page" NOW and ALSO GET my foundational program "Hands on Harmony" ($297 value) as a BONUS!

"Hands on Harmony" is an "At-Your-Own-Pace" class - specifially for harp players (lever and pedal) -- that teaches you the basics of theory and harmony, and takes you from how scales become chords to how to extend, alter and substitute those chords, modulate and the basics of reading a lead-sheet.


Did you miss the deadline for the Guided "Baroque Flamenco" for this year? Here are two ways to get some great creative harp training NOW! 

1. Hip Harp Academy YEAR-LONG Curriculum

Check out the Yearlong "Hip Harp Academy" curriculum. It includes a full YEAR of guided courses in arrangement, Blues, improv, performanc and lots more though registration is closed for the guided version of this course, you can get a taste of working wih DHC with this FREE Harpy Birthday Training. 

2. HarPy Birthday FREE TRAINING  

This FREE video training gives you a great taste of learning with DHC. It teaches you to create your OWN flashy, fun, impromptu version of "Happy Birthday" on the harp (for lever or pedal harps) PLUS it gets you into the FREE Level of DHC’s “Hip Harp Academy” AND gets on you the “First to Know” list for upcoming guided courses and specials.  

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“I find it very inspiring that you too make mistakes - I now see them as your improvisational moments"  

Anna Dunwoodie (New Zealand)


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DHC is utterly inspiring. Her enthusiasm is contagious.  

Catch the bug. It’s wonderful.”  

Lu McClintock, Scotland

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