Christina is a Certified Clinical Musician using the healing elements of live music and sound.


Harp therapy is an ancient art.  Therapeutic music performed on a harp, on-site is a service instead of performance.  The presentation of live harp music is different from listening to a CD or taped music, in that live music can be delivered addressing the patient’s breathing patterns and can be slowed at will. Familiar or improvisational music is played on the harp with specific tones, vibrations and rhythms customized in the moment to the needs of the patient, hospice, group or staff in health care.


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Studies have shown the majority of patients who had live music at bedside indicated that it was relaxing for them and they wanted more.  One study showed 89% of those in pain indicated that the live music had helped them become less aware of the pain; many reported complete cessation of their pain.  Regardless of someone’s religious beliefs, place of origin or life’s challenge, the timbre and vibrations of the harp helps relax and bring relief from pain.


Health Care

Christina plays relaxing and healing harp music personalized for many needs.  Please contact for scheduling and pricing.

  • Bedside Harp for comfort and healing for someone in a hospital or health care setting.
  • Pre and Post Op in hospital, Infusion Centers, Birth Centers, NeoNatal.  Schedule Christina to be part of your recovery care.
  • Music in the Ward or hallways bring calm for medical staff.
  • Music in the Lobby or Garden welcomes and relaxes family and visitors.
  • Music in the Dining Area creates a special mood.
  • Music in the Dental Office relaxes the patient.
  • Music in Rehabilitation relieves anxiety.
  • Music for Animals to relax.
  • Music with Yoga, Meditation,  Reiki and Healing Touch brings centering.

Give your loved one the joy of live harp music with a Healing Harp Music Certificate available in my Store catalog.

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Ukulele used in therapeutic music can be hands on with a patient helping relieve their anxiety and promote a non threatening activity.  Used with sing-along for memory care patients and residents brings a joyful and familiar time.


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I am passionate that if you enjoy creating music, there should be no barriers!

Harp-Abilities can bring the joy of relaxing and healing harp for those with physical challenges.  Introduction to harps, assistance provided for music teachers and the harpist-wanna-be with special attention to each musician’s ability.  Harp-Abilities can be a program for your support organization group, classroom or individually.  This short program of Celtic harp playing and instruction for children and adults of various challenging physical abilities will provide all an opportunity to play a harp, discovering their Harp-Abilities.  Follow along on the Harp-Abilities Blog.


Contact Christina to find out how you can bring Harp-Abilities to your school, workplace or facility.







Celtic Tree of Life image ©2011 Christina Cotruvo Healing Trees

Music and nature influence our body, minds and spirits.  Christina is combining the power of Tree Essences resonance with the resonance of the Celtic harp in arrangements that can be used not only in health care but also performance. The use of Tree Essences, also referred to as Energy Therapy, Vibrational Medicine and Vibrational Healing, is a type of alternative/complementary medicine. This does not involve the use of oils like aromatherapy.


Disability in Music for Therapeutic Harpists

Healing Trees 

Harp-Abilities for Music Teachers for those with Challenges

No-C-Notes audio music description method 

Are you a musician or facility that wants to bring a better understanding of how to apply music to bring comfort and reduce anxiety for your patients or students?

Do you or your organization need assistance in adapting an instrument or music score and lesson plans for someone with special needs?

Christina will customize a seminar for music teachers, organizations, facilities, conferences and education facilities to fit your needs.

Contact for arrangements.


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Speak the Music! Never read music again!  No-C-Notes® is an easy and cost-effective way of using music notation transcribing it into audio music described notation for those with vision impairment and loss: No-C-Notes.