About


Harps of Comfort provides remote music to isolated patients; those with COVID-19 and other serious illness; patients nearing the end of life; as well as loved ones and caregivers.

Using the gentle vibrations of harp and voice, our highly-trained therapeutic musicians offer individually tailored, live music sessions with compassionate, loving presence.  

As harpists with years of experience in medical settings, we know first-hand how powerful music can be as a tool for symptom management, comfort, and even meaning-making in the face of suffering. Our harpists include music-thanatologists, therapeutic musicians, certified music practitioners, and certified therapeutic harp practitioners.

We formed Harps of Comfort in April 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and to create a way to offer live, remote music to isolated patients, their loved ones, and front line caregivers, using Zoom, WebEx, and other virtual platforms. Now we are available to play for other populations in need of care. The harp music and singing is quiet and contemplative, offering an opportunity for rest, relaxation, and comfort.

We are funded by donations and offer music sessions at no cost to patients or their loved ones. Harps of Comfort is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives.