Harps of Comfort provides live, online music for patients affected by COVID-19.

Like much of the world, we are heartbroken over the isolation of patients with COVID-19. 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 offer live music to COVID-19 patients, their loved ones, and front line caregivers, using Zoom, WebEx, and other virtual platforms.

The harp music and singing is quiet and contemplative, offering a spacious opportunity for rest, relaxation, and comfort. Loved ones and caregivers are encouraged to attend remotely.

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.

Our project director, Jennifer Hollis, and harpist Claudia Walker were recently featured on the podcast Life in the Liminal, hosted by Julia Reimann, our field education student and operations manager.

Mission Statement:
Harps of Comfort provides remote harp and vocal music for isolated patients with COVID-19, their loved ones and front-line caregivers. Our highly trained palliative musicians offer individually tailored, live music sessions along with compassionate, loving presence.