Have you ever wondered how it is to be a member of the Hip Harp Academy by Deborah Henson-Conant?

We have good news for you. We asked Bonnie Berk, a member of the Hip Harp Academy to share how it feels to be part of the academy and how it helped her creative self-expression.

Get to know Hip Harp Academy from the inside by watching  Bonnie’s video interview below.


I credit the Academy for giving me not only the patterns, but also the confidence that I could just sit there and play and, play, and it would still be pleasant to hear. And I will tell you too, at the end of the workshop, a young woman came up to me and she said, “I’m getting married in the fall and I would love for you to be at my wedding, to play at me wedding.”

And ordinarily, I wouldn’t have never, because I don’t play a lot of recognizable tunes, and I would never have committed to that. And I just thought, you know what? If she liked what I did, yeah, I’ll play at her wedding.

So I told my husband and he said, “Oh my gosh, you would have never, ever done that before.” And, I said yeah. I really feel like this whole experience of being in the academy has given me what I need to continue going forward in a positive direction.

In the interview above, Bonnie shared the lovely experience she had when she joined the Hip Harp Academy.

By offering a community-driven and inclusive platform for harpists at every stage, the Hip Harp Academy continues to pave the way for musical growth, self-expression, and meaningful connections.

Like Anne, are you’re looking for more confidence, creativity support and gaining freedom from the notes on the music sheet? Click the button below and join the Hip Harp Academy.

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