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Musicians Empowered

Where music making, nature, nurture and wellbeing connect. 

Welcome to an enriching musical summer experience!
August 23 - 28, 2024
for harpists aged 16 – 35

Gwyneth Wentink - harpist, certified life coach & yoga teacher
Beate Loonstra – harpist, cultural entrepreneur

Musicians Empowered  dives deep into the journey of music-making. A course especially designed for harpists, it focuses on the harp as your tool and your ability to play as your skill. However, being a professional harpist in society is much more than playing the harp! You are a storyteller, a performer and a connected human being. 

Through daily harp masterclasses, improvisation lessons, transformative coaching sessions, yoga / meditation possibilities and sessions on reality based scenario training, you will get the opportunity to boost your playing, explore your mind/body connection and liberate your performance. All resulting in a festive performance at the end of the course. 

Musicians Empowered aims to move you forward becoming an empowered, confident and inspired mindful musician who moves and connects people, places and communities.

This all takes place in a rural centre for creative and sustainable living in the English countryside in Dorset. 

Do you want to
Perform with confidence
Unlock your potential
Find your true voice
Retreat into a safe, constructive and nurturing space with like-minded harpists
Feel free and unrestricted when you’re making music
Empower others, empower you

Come and join Musicians Empowered!

Location & Accomodation
The Springhead Trust, Dorset, UK.

All activities & accommodation are at Springhead. Bedrooms are simple (shared) double rooms.
All meals are included 

Arrival and Departure 
Arrival Friday 23, 2024. Start program at 4PM.
Departure Wednesday 28, 2024 after breakfast. 

There are two options
1 Bring your own harp
2 Rent a shared harp  (harp hire £150) 

📅  Reserve your spot today and embark on a journey of musical discovery and personal growth. Email ­ to receive the application form with more information on application requests and cancellation policy. 

We’ll get back to you to set up a free discovery call! To make sure this retreat is in alignment with your expectations and dreams and that we are a good match for each other.
Deadline for full application is June 15.
*Limited availability of max 15 participants – Don’t miss out on this transformative summer experience! 

Course & Application
Application fee   £ 50
Course Fee   £ 750

Accommodation Fee ‘House’   £ 325
Accommodation Fee ‘Cottage’   £ 375

Private harplesson   £ 100
Private Coaching session   £ 50
Private Yoga session   £ 35
Harp Rent   £ 150

What else will be do and learn at the course?
You might perform for the cows! 
You’ll understand more about the body /mind connection
You’ll learn how to regulate your emotions
You might sing a little bit
You’ll learn how to stop overthinking, doubting the self or criticising the self 
You’ll learn to build better routines
You’ll learn how to constructively work with criticism
You’ll learn about effective and focused practice
You’ll have options for 1:1 additional life coaching, yoga sessions or lessons with Gwyneth or Beate
You’ll experience the rural country environment and visit a local farm 🐄
You’ll enjoy daily homemade meals by staff (and course attendance members!)
You’ll have no distraction or challenge of everyday life

For any more questions – Please email

Looking forward to welcome you in Dorset!


Gwyneth Wentink - harpist, certified life coach & yoga teacher


Selected Venues

  • Springhead Trust
    Fontmell Magna , Dorset