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Profile Type: Artist
Artist
David Harp

David Harp, MA, doesn't just hold the World's Record for Most-People-Taught-Harmonica-At-Once (2,569) - He's a corporate speaker & the author of nearly two dozen books on music, health, & psychology. His participatory performances combine applied cognitive psychology (expressed in books like his "Neural Path Therapy: How to Change Your Brain's Response to Anger, Fear, Pain, and Desire") with the...harmonica! David provides harmonicas & teaches groups of any age/size to play blues, rock, folk, rap, country, or classical harmonica almost instantly. Simultaneously, he teaches each attendee to reduce stress & enhance metacognition/mindfulness by intensive breath focus via...harmonica! David's clients/venues range from Ben & Jerry's Festivals to First Nights(tm), pre-schools to colleges, Kraft Foods to the FBI! He also loves to do professional/ curriculum development for teachers, & school residencies that combine music, metacognition, drug/alcohol awareness, & expressive literacy.

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  • State: TX
    Date: 9/2011
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
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  • State: VT
    Date: 4/2010
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  • State: MA
    Date: 7/2011
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
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Contact Information

First Name: 
David
Job Title/Position: 
Mindfulness Through Music Presenter
Mailing Address: 
PO BOX 1561
MONTPELIER, VT 05602
Physical Address: 
323 South Bear Swamp
Montpelier, VT 05602
Last Name: 
Harp
Phone: 
802-223-1544

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Country
Music - Pop / Rock
Music - R&B / Soul
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Music - Traditional
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
World's Record for Most People Taught to Play Harmonica At One Time (2,569 participants)Vermont Hospice Friend of the Year Award 2004
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
PA or sound system. Can supply my own if requested in advance.I supply the harmonicas to participants at the lowest possible price for a good quality instrument Currently (Summer 2011) at the price of $3.00 per harmonica - Suggested Retail $7.00
Fee Range Minimum: 
$600
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults