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Halton Harps is a certified regional provider of complementary therapeutic support services to special care facilities seeking innovative, competitive and non-invasive methods of improving and sustaining quality of life. Recreational workshops available for Seniors, Adults and Children.
“I recently assisted at a workshop that Francesca held with Girl Guides, ages 9-12. Unanimously the girls agreed they all had fun and didn’t want to stop when the time had ended. Francesca was warm and patient with the girls, encouraging to all. She was able to get girls over their fears of “messing up” and willing to try… and then find success! She was honest with her praise, showing a constant belief in the capacity of each to do well. At the end of the session every girl could play a song which they proudly performed for their families. I look forward to future workshops joining Halton Harps and the Girl Guides. Francesca lives out her belief that music enhances everyones lives, sharing her joy freely. ~ Heather Nutbeem, Guider Community 16 Girl Guides of Canada.”
“Francesca Durham facilitated an interactive Therapeutic Harp workshop at our Day Program for older adults with Dementia. Our clients got the chance to listen and reminisce to popular favourites and to play along using rainbow colored bells and shakers that Francesca brought with her. Francesca was very personable, professional and enthusiastic at all times and even gave one of our clients a special birthday song. The workshop gave our clients the opportunity to express themselves and to be creative while providing both a relaxing and energetic atmosphere. We cannot wait to welcome Francesca back to Branson Place! ~ Christina Burns”
“As a Girl Guide leader for girls aged 9-11, I was thrilled with the program that Francesca facilitated for us. I contacted her asking about how far she would travel, as we are in a pretty rural area and it’s hard to find new and exciting things for our girls to do. Francesca was excited to bring the harps and her amazing energy and patience all the way to us. It is a really well-rounded program with music, crafts, information and of the course the harps! The girls are asking when she can come back again. Thank you again Francesca, we will definitely want you to return.” – Melanie Oepkes
“Francesca came to the hospice to facilitate a group of hospice volunteers in a harp therapy session. She brought her beautiful rainbow coloured harps so the volunteers not only learned about harp therapy but also had an opportunity to participate by actually playing the harps. Within minutes they were all playing their chosen harp, making music and the whole atmosphere in the room changed. Volunteers who were nervous about not being musically inclined were amazed that they had created music with their own hands. The comments received about the session were all positive with volunteers citing it as one of the best sessions that they had ever come to. I would highly recommend Francesca, she brings not only her knowledge of harp therapy but also a warmth and gentleness which allows others to feel comfortable to make music.”