Diana Rowan's Bright Way Harp Circle
Creativity Needs Community
Join our private circle of harpists: reawaken your creativity & confidence!
The Circle: a real community helping you grow your motivation, skill & belief in yourself as a harpist
Circle format: what you receive as a member
Please cherry-pick what fits your journey right now. Our Circle has gained many facets over years, since we each express and create differently and need different kinds of support. Focus on what you need right now in our Circle, don’t worry about doing “everything.” This in itself is a great creative lesson!
Recent member results:
• having their best practice session EVER in 15 years of playing
• coming into a performance feeling frazzled by the burdens of these times
and absolutely nailing it
• breaking through creative block and finally hearing plus writing down the song that's been trying to come through for years
• improvising for friends and family for the first time ever and discovering 2 hours flew by while everyone (themselves included) was enchanted
• breaking out of a serious 5-year slump and feeling joyously motivated for 2022
...and we have so many more stories like this!
Will yours be next?
"Hands down the part I like best about the Circle is being able to proceed at my own pace without pressure from others. With my current medical concerns, I'm afraid strict deadlines might have forced me to drop out.
I love the informative lessons, the community of harpists that are so willing to share their knowledge and music, and the inspiration and encouragement I feel as I move through the Circle. I also appreciate being able to print out the topics so I can review them as needed. The course is very well organized and the team is so responsive."
Marti R., Colorado USA
Our members say it best:
what results can you achieve in our Circle?
At a certain moment here, you realize that you feel more in harmony with yourself, with your creative life, with balancing the creative life and the so-called everyday life.
University trained me to understand music theory and harmony, to sing well. But it didn't give me the community I was looking for or the continuity of how to continue to practice, how to continue to perform, and how to be confident and happy while you're doing it, as well as a community to collaborate with. That's what the Harp Circle has given me.
Your membership also gives you these bonuses:
Practicing alone can feel demotivating and stressful.
Instead, practice in real-time with other Circle members on our private Zoom link!
2 sessions/week to choose from. Just log on, share your intention for your practice session, and start playing! Mics are off, and even cameras off if desired. Members have found they stay more focused, practice what they really intend to (rather than wander off) and make outstanding progress this way. Join us and experience your practice progress blossom!
The Circle is Open!
REGISTER JULY 15-28
Are you harping from the outside-in instead of flowing with your harp?
I abandoned music and didn't play a single note for years.
Even before that, I'd rather slam my hand in the doorjamb than perform.
Lessons had become stressful, with me secretly whispering "I'm not good enough" the whole time.
My worst fear? That I didn't have "it" - so-called Talent.
The secret to sustainable creativity: Dedicated Community
The best way to regain your creativity is through a community
of harpists who actually live the creative life.
In our Circle you gain access hours of live interaction and support EVERY WEEK,
all grounded in the proven Bright Way System.
For a fraction of what it would cost to hire a private coach
and the decades it would take to grow such a community,
our Circle provides the support you need.
All while honoring your unique, real-life journey.
Find creative sanctuary in our Circle
“Results have been phenomenal. I have been motivated to daily practice, which in turn has given me confidence. My husband and daughters just say "WOW"! Nothing compares to what you get from Bright Way Harp Circle."
Sally C., Wisconsin USA
The 2 sides of our Circle: System & Community
...much more than just a membership!
"I happened to look at back at the intro I wrote when I first joined the Circle. This was my reason for signing up: "I want to reconnect with my harp. Learn music more easily & quickly. Renew inspiration to play." At the time I wasn't sure any of that was possible.
Now here I am and I'm amazed how far I've come on this journey. I've exceeded my original intentions and I did not get here by doing everything or doing things perfectly.”
Lori F., Colorado USA
"I feel the Circle is a deep well from which to draw and go ever deeper over time."
Chris P., Georgia USA
Bright Way founder Dr. Diana Rowan
I was born in Ireland and started music at age 8 with piano, then harp. Although I performed worldwide to much outward success, I secretly suffered crippling performance anxiety. This terrible fear made me quit music - the heart of my creative life - for years.
But I missed music so much! Somehow I had to reclaim my musical voice, or an unfulfilled life awaited. Thus began an epic journey with many twists and turns.
This path became The Bright Way: Five Steps to Freeing the Creative Within, which I'm honored to share with you today:
The Bright Way:
- reconnects you with your deepest reasons for creating
- uses joy (not fear) to skill-build
- empowers you to share your creativity with courage
- cultivates meaningful community with you: a safe, supported crucible for your creativity
I hold a PhD in Music Theory (world harp techniques for composers) and a Master of Music (classical piano performance). I compose, teach, write, perform, and research creativity obsessively.
Diana makes you feel special. She listens to what you have to say. She'll bring something back when you need reminding of what you did or that was really good. That really makes a difference. She remembers and helps you to see and move forward with your creativity.
Diana continues to bring a fresh approach to how to move with things that could become very mundane and monotonous. Practicing her system shifts the relationship so that instead of playing being a 'should' or a 'must' do, it becomes a WANT to.
Diana has been able to see things in me that I couldn't see in myself...she told me she could really see me composing, and I didn't see that at all. Several years later, that's exactly what I've been doing!
playing harp with passion,
expressing yourself with joy and power,
sharing your music with friends, family and beyond,
cheered on by a heart-centered community of creative harpists!
The Circle is Open!
REGISTER JULY 15-28
What else do Circle Members say?
What is the program like?
“I find the trainings beautifully organized and to the point. What fascinates me is the way that almost all of the questions that are asked can be answered within the context of the 5 Steps and 5 Essential Elements of BWS. While I embrace a certain artistic temperament, I still like to have tables, charts, and circles (in particular!) in which to organize information."
Margie B. - Vermont, USA
What is the value of the circle?
“I have a habit of signing up for something, then regretting it, or not using it, but still getting charged forever. With BWHC, I have gotten way more than I ever imagined. I have improved skills, gotten more disciplined about practice, reached goals instead of reaching for goals."
Janet D. - Florida, USA
Is Our Circle Right For You?
Ideally, we would love everyone join us.
However, please check below to see if we're a good fit for you:
Who is the Circle for?
You'll love our Circle if
- you want to play with greater expression & creativity
- you want to connect to your unique creative voice & message
- you want to make progress & stay motivated
- you who want to stay inspired long-term
- you want to perform with confidence, joy & power
- you desire true creative community where relationships are real
Who the Circle is not for
- If you know a little about hand placement and some chords, you're good to go - but if you're a total beginner, for hand health reasons we recommend some sessions with a 1-1 teacher for basic technique brush-up.
- If you want strict instruction rather than an inspired, collaborative system and community, the Circle is not a fit.
- Our Circle is founded in trust, mutual respect and sacred reciprocity. This culture, lovingly developed going on 8 years, helps our members feel safe and strong so that they create authentically. Therefore, harpists who are competitive rather than collaborative are not a fit for our Circle.
Breakthroughs you can expect as a Circle member:
"I wasn't sure if it would be worth the time, effort, and money. I thought about it the first round and decided against it - after all, there are thousands of online training programs - but by the time the second round came around, I knew I needed a shot in the arm with harp and also my other endeavors. I had had more experience with Diana as a teacher/online mentor, and felt that the value would be there. But honestly, the fact that Diana said it would apply to other areas of life was probably what pushed me to take the plunge.
I have resumed regular practice and clarified my sense of Purpose. Practice is more focused and purposeful and as a result I'm a better player!"
"I was concerned whether the program would be a good fit for me. It was difficult to envision what is "included/offered" because BKHC is more abstract than say a 6-week course on learning to count. Also, could I be disciplined enough for self-paced? Of course, cost is always a consideration, but when considered as an investment in me it really is minimal.
My results have included building courage to reach beyond my greatest fears. I’m putting the focus on my purpose and able to make guilt-free decisions that are in keeping with it. I’m looking at music from a different point of view. Not just dots on a page to be played. I love, love, love the community, discussions and sharing of information, plus being able to put the learning process in order.”
BKHC provides direction, encouragement and a solid foundation to build upon.”
“Here is my experience this afternoon when performing: I had a bit of nerves at the beginning and kept reminding myself of my Purpose in my mind and...it was wonderful! I felt so good that I stopped by a retirement residence I wanted to visit and played for them as well. They loved it and asked me back! Self-trust, yes, pure love and divine energy!”
Not only am I inspired to be creating as I am now, I also know that new growth is going to happen in the future!
BWHC gave me the freedom to do and say whatever I want. I'm much more fulfilled and I'm a much happier person.
I thought at the beginning: maybe I'm too old to learn harp? But I learned you're never too old to learn, and you should always have a beginner's mind! My Fulfillment now is that I play my harp for others, I play for nursing homes, for senior citizens, for assisted living, and for senior living. It's really brought so much joy and peace not only to their lives but to mine also.
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