Let me share with you a thing I’m working on. It is called the “World Harp Ensemble” project where I let you enjoy an experience you’ll never forget: playing ON STAGE with me during the concert.

This project began at the ‘Dutch Harp Festival’ in the Netherlands and the ‘Harp Spring Days event in Belgium just last month. I conducted harp workshops and the attendees got to join me in playing at the concert.

Now, let’s bring that experience back home to the States. Beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee is a fusion of Southern charm and rich history – nestled on the banks of the Tennessee River and encircled by rugged mountain vistas.

It’s also the home of the 2024 HARP CONFAB – an incredible opportunity to play LIVE in PERSON for 3 days with harpists around the globe, with me, your creative coach and leader, Deborah Henson-Conant.

A Harp Confab?

You might be wondering … What is a Harp Confab?

Imagine 3 DAYS LIVE – playing & learning together IN PERSON in a supportive, fun environment.

Imagine your creative confidence, your joy of improv, your knowledge of music theory, and your experience of FUN at the harp EXPANDS – with every note you play – as you PLAY, PLAY, PLAY for 3 days together!

That’s a Harp Confab!

Now … think about this: it only costs $345 for all three full days: for the training/playing sessions, group lunches, a Friday-night showcase soirée …

But here’s the catch: there are only a limited number of spots and half of them are already gone. So secure your spot now!

Spots are limited! Register Now!

The Three-Day Schedule and Reminders

– CHECK IN on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m., on July 25th.

– Because all harpists register online, all you have to do is give your name and you will be given your workbook and concert ticket if you ordered that.

– Next, you will place the column of your harp on one of the colored circles on the floor, and place your harp bag in the storage area.

– Bring your bench and music stand. Chairs are available if you need them.

Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday Performances – 5:30 p.m. followed with delicious Hors D’Oeuvres provided by JPG

Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday Concert Rehearsal to play with DHC following lunch.

Saturday Deborah Henson-Conant’s (DHC) Concert – 7:00 p.m.

– Daily Breaks and Lunch are provided each day.

– Location: JPG Harp Confab is held in beautiful Chattanooga, TN with easy access from CHA airport and BNA and ATL airports by shuttle van. It is also accessible by I75 and I24.

– The address is: The Oak Street Center – 433 Oak Street – Chattanooga, TN 37403

You’re invited to an Almost-SECRET Harp Retreat!!

Once a year an intimate group of lever-and-pedal harpists – from fledgling to professional – converge on Chattanooga, TN for one of the least-known and MOST FUN, intimate, confidence-building harp retreats in the world.

Unlike bigger festivals with hundreds of classes and dozens of teachers – The JPG Confab is a focused, intimate 3-day retreat with ONE teacher – teachers like Frank Voltz, Sunita Stanislaw, Kim Robertson – and in 2024 DEBORAH HENSON-CONANT. That’s me!!!

This year I’m inviting YOU to join ME – July 25-27 for the JPG Harp Confab!

JOIN ME in Chattanooga, TN

For an in-person LIVE 3-Day Harp Retreat!


Thu. Jul. 25th to Sat. Jul. 27th, 2024

This is an incredibly affordable harp experience – only $345 for all 3 days, and includes the teaching, lunch each day together, a fun student Showcase Soiree and as a special BONUS – you can choose to join me ON STAGE in a massive harp ensemble on my Saturday Night Concert!

(I’ve just performed these same ensemble pieces with over 150 harpists in the Netherlands and Belgium and it was SOOOOO much fun!)

Secure your spot TODAY for a creative adventure you will NEVER forget.

One that will expand your creative confidence, your joy of improv, your knowledge of music theory and your experience of FUN at the harp.

It’s all about CONNECTION … not perfection.

Here’s How It Works

Playing together is one of the most powerful, effective, relaxed and FUN ways to learn. I call it FRAMEWORK-PLAYING and instead of learning specific notes, each person plays the same musical framework at their own level – nobody singled out – as all play together, everyone providing support for the others.

This is actually the way an orchestra works – and it’s also how folk music and multi-level improv works. And it’s an amazing way to learn improv, to ground your understanding of harmony and to have an amazing amount of FUN while doing it!

You get to play fully, as you are right now. And as you ground and settle into that joyful experience, you begin to expand – and I’ll be there to guide that expansion into improv, harmony – and the FUN of truly PLAY-ing.

You’ll walk away with new tunes you can improvise on – at whatever level YOU play – AND new ways of improvising on the music you already know – expanding it with new harmonies, left-hand patterns and improvisation – and the chance to get coaching and guidance from me every step of the way.

And the BEST PART is that …

You learn this all WHILE YOU’RE PLAYING – the way I did as a kid – with everyone playing together. Yup! I’m giving you the joy of my own personal childhood! The experience of learning music purely by playing, so it’s in your bones exactly at the level YOU are at right now

  • If you’re a fledgling player, I’ll show you how to focus on the beauty of the essentials.
  • If you’re an advanced player, I’ll show you how to put your skills into play, expanding and embellishing the music, adding improv and extended harmonies.
  • And for all those in between – you’ll expand in the areas you most want to develop including: coordination between your hands, musical fluency, new left-hand patterns, harmonic expansion, hands-on theory, melodic improv ideas and rhythms
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