Barbara the Harpist

Barbara the Harpist

Barbara the Harpist

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Music of Compassion & Outreach

Barbara has been a Certified Music Practitioner since 2009 having been trained through the Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP) She has been playing at local health care facilities for patients by the bedside since then including Children's Hospital Colorado (view article) and St. Anthony Hospital (view article). Barbara is also the Denver area Coordinator for MHTP and serves on their National Board.
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Barbara's CD

Music for the Heart from the Heart

Soothing Melodies to Comfort Your Soul

Barbara the Harpist

Barbara has recently released her latest CD, "Music for the Heart...from the Heart," featuring 56 minutes of calm, relaxing solo harp music.

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For the Heart: Each composition's rhythm conforms with a resting adult's heart beat, approximately 60 beats per minute, thus allowing the listener to easily and gently flow toward a calm and restful state.

From the Heart: Each of these beautiful melodies has helped to soothe and comfort my heart. May your soul be soothed and comforted as well when you listen to them.

Patient Testimonials show

"You played beautifully in my room while I was recovering from a brain hemorrhage/stroke. I am presently listening to the lovely CD you gave me, and I find it so enriching and calming. I just want to thank you again for your playing and for your generosity in gifting me the CD. I have recovered remarkably well and am back home. Blessings be yours," A former patient
"This wonderful music was the best therapy of the day, relaxing and soothing my mother and bringing a smile to her face." A patient's daughter
"The music was comforting to my Dad. He is in ICU and his heart rate and blood pressure tell me he is resting comfortably. My mother and I really enjoyed the hymns that were played. Thank you for your tender ministrations." Son of a patient
"I thank God every single day for your healing ministry. It helped restore me to good health." A happy patient

Music of Compassion show

Barbara's intent is to play "Music of Compassion," when ever there is a need. This may be playing at the bedside of your loved one at a hospital or other healthcare facility; during a Memorial Service, Funeral or Celebration of Life for your loved one; or in any other stressful situation where you need a moment of peaceful, calming music.

Of all of the ways Barbara has played music in her career, playing "music of compassion" is the most rewarding and meaningful to her because of helping people in their moment of stress. Read an article from Children's Hospital.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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The Weiger Lepke-Sims Church Composition Award currently "resides" in the American Harp Society Foundation.

It was created to honor all of Barbara's family members who have loved and encouraged her musical pursuits. The purpose of the award is to help further the repertoire of the harp in traditional church settings whether it be for solo harp, choir and/or soloist and harp, or small chamber group featuring the harp.

The emphasis of a beautiful melody is important in the final composition. Please contact either Barbara or the Executive Secretary of the AHS for further information.

The Award is given when enough interest has accrued from the Principal amount.

The first award was given out in 2012 to John Kuzma for his version of "Holy, Holy, Holy," a study in modes.