This cool, fun, Blues Jam Harp Experience
is a FREE INTRO to Hip Harp Academy.
It started as a CHALLENGE, with bite-sized trainings that expand your playing.
And then we realized – Hey, things are already PLENTY challenging right now! LET’S JUST HAVE FUN!
So come join me – whether you join as a Challenge, as a Camp or just for pure fun!
You’ll discover BLUES RIFFS are the coolest-sounding warm-ups you ever played
You’ll learn what a Pentatonic Scale is, and how it opens up a whole world of BLUESY IMPROV where EVERY note you play sounds good!
You’ll find out how to Bend Notes and swing your rhythm
PLUS you get your very own DOWNLOADABLE BLUES BAND to play with! So you can experience the FREEDOM of playing BLUES with others …
… no matter your ‘technical’ level.
There’s a whole new world of improv and FREEDOM waiting for you in Hip Harp Academy.
We start the Daily Sharing part of the challenge on Tue. July 5 — but you can join now and get a head start!
Why Harpists Love training with DHC
“I feel so much more confidence now knowing it doesn’t have to be perfect or complicated.
— Fern Nelson (California)
“Your course was quite simply the best harping experience I have ever had.”
— Kevin Roddy (Hawaii)
“I have been sharing harp videos with family and friends which I never would have done before.” — Dilys Williams (British Columbia, Canada)
“I am much more able to just play something that sounds meditative and therapeutic to make people and myself feel good … down to the note resonance!” — Hýldi Vieira (California)
“I’ve been so uplifted throughout the whole year.” — Ruth Shepherd (New South Wales)
“I gave up on being ‘perfect’ and simply allowed myself to play.” — Vera Stern (Toronto, Ontario – Canada)
Experience the power of Riffs to open the door to Improvisation, Blues – and YOUR creative expression.
Meet your guide, Deborah Henson-Conant
Deborah Henson-Conant is an award-winning, innovator and coach. She’s the recipient of a Grammy-Nomination, NEA Grant, Mass Artist Fellowship and countless commissions and private project grants.
She’s the innovator behind CAMAC’s “DHC” Electric Body Harp and compositions like “The Nightingale,” “New Blues,” “Baroque Flamenco” and “Nataliana.”
She’s performed with artists from Bobby McFerrin, Doc Severinsen and Mason Williams to rock guitar legend Steve Vai – as a soloist with symphonies from the Boston Pops to the Baltimore Symphony – and as a concert artist at the Kennedy Center, Chicago Humanities festival and countless theaters and festival throughout the world.
Her online Academy, “Hip Harp Academy” has trained thousands of harpists worldwide in improvisation, arrangement and performance.
Visioning, goal-setting and creative delivery is an essential part of her work – and in this creative training