DO YOU HAVE A HOLDING PEN OF HALF-FINISHED HARP SONGS?
Has your much-beloved harp project stalled, maybe for years?
Some harpists shine, playing with confidence and flow
Other harpists spend years bogged down by slow progress and clunky playing
From teaching & performing harp for decades, I’ve learned
it's usually only 1 missing factor holding you back:
BKS IS CUSTOM-BUILT FOR HARPISTS.
BKS is distilled from decades of harp teaching, performing and research.
Many unique factors go into mastering our beautiful instrument, so we've built a unique system for you.
When I committed to using BKS the results were astonishing:
I have a habit of signing up for something, then regretting it, or not using it, but still getting charged forever. With BKHC, I have gotten way more than I ever imagined. I have improved skills, gotten more disciplined about practice, and reached goals instead of reaching for goals.
The deep work we did led me to understand how fear became so entwined with finally getting to my dream of playing the harp. I've been able to thank fear for it's efforts at protecting me and invite it out the door. Playing the harp doesn't scare me!
I am learning music more quickly, which was one of my goals when I first joined.
But more deliciously, I am learning music more deeply. I finally and at last feel like I am playing from inside the music.
North Carolina, USA
I am less nervous playing before my teacher during class. I have success in learning music by patterns, and practise in chunks. They all help in my memorization. I am now working on performance practice. Previously, I had never been encouraged to perform in front of anyone.
You teach from the ground up. It is so very important. Every harpist no matter what level she/he is on can benefit from it. Now I have a base to work from.
British Colombia, Canada
I have finally, after about 30 years, found my real purpose—that was HUGE for me and has so increased my joy and confidence as I've made the necessary changes. I laughed and cried at the same time after that initial class and it has progressed in my life since then. I’ve experienced the deepening of my understanding of how and why to play the harp, for ME, and that maybe I actually can eventually sound like how I would love to while feeling like I want to.
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.
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 BKHC.
THIS IS WHAT BRIGHT KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM GIVES YOU.
Bright Knowledge System (BKS) is taught via the Bright Knowledge Harp Circle membership program (BKHC).
1. BKS Trainings:
Delivered via Video + Audio + PDF
2. BKS Community:
Focused on Action & Results,
Led by 2 Pro Community Managers & Dr. Diana
Learn on your own schedule, wherever you are in the world
BKS works with your current teacher, if you’re self-taught, and even if you’re a pro harpist.
BKS is an evergreen system for harp progress and confidence for life.
I really like the online community. I benefit a lot from other people's postings. There's a lot of soul bearing going on, and it feels very safe!
Hands down the part I like best about BKHC 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 your team is also responsive to questions and concerns.
BKHC is my first foray into Facebook and a virtual community. The Facebook group was what I was the least interested in when I started. I've been surprised that I feel connected to the FB group, and surprised that reading how others have the same kinds of harp challenges and issues as I do helps me be much more relaxed about mine.
I also have felt genuinely supported when I've posted about things being difficult for me. I appreciate your effort to make the Facebook group positive, focused and directed to BKHC - Community Manager Jillian does a great job on that.
The BKHC format:
This program is completely unique. I'd recommend it to anyone who is ready for a deeply personal challenge, not just a "how-to" program. Going deep into your own motivations takes courage. Who would ever have thought this is key to being a musician?
The fundamentals of the program I think are transferable to other pursuits in life. Certainly other kinds of musicianship, and many other parts of life. Really, I think this program is brilliantly conceived and structured. And Diana is thoroughly delightful in her presentation. What a joy!
WHO IS BKHC FOR?
I don't believe BKHC is for everyone. Students who need an authority figure and aren't willing or able to trust themselves as being their own best teacher probably would have a hard time trusting BKS. Each student is urged, is required to take the journey in their own time and space, and with each spiral we get to go deeper. Our landscapes aren't the same, and we inspire and enrich each other with our visions and what we see along our individual paths. Each person's journey is celebrated and supported and valued.
WHO IS BKHC NOT FOR?
I was not sure if I was ready for BKHC. Also, the fee felt high for me, even though if you really take advantage of it, it is not. Now I am more engaged in music. I am thinking harder. I’ve seen acceleration of my process. Community. Exposure to others' ideas and opinions. It is very important for me that I joined BKHC. This was what I needed.
“What is the price of BKHC?”
BKHC is $50/month, or $500/year.
“When does BKHC registration open?”
BKHC registration only opens 2X/year, January and July. The upcoming registration period is Jan 10-15, 2018.
“When does BKHC start?”
BKHC starts January 15, 2018. On that date, the first BKS materials become available to you. You’ll be added to the Secret Group so that you can meet your community!
“Will this take a lot of time out of my already busy week?”
Nope! BKHC is streamlined, created for and used by real-world harpists. A clunky system isn’t sustainable or fun. BKHC teaches you skill, not endless information.
"What time commitment is BKHC per month?"
The 3 monthly trainings average 20 minutes each. The monthly Live Q&A is approximately 1 hour. You’ll apply BKS straight into your practice, so there’s a lot of overlap between BKS and your usual practice.
Count on 3 hours/month of actively working through the trainings + Live Q&A, plus engaging with the BKHC community (optional yet highly recommended).
With BKS, you’ll practice more efficiently and get better results, huge time savers in the long run.
On the other hand, you’ll be more motivated to practice in general, a wonderful possible hazard!
“How should I fit BKHC into my busy schedule?”
BKHC is 100% online, so it fits flexibly into your schedule. The only time-sensitive activity is the Live Q&A - even then, you can submit questions beforehand and listen later. Trainings are short and effective, easy to work through even if you only grab a few minutes here and there. In fact, working in small chunks is at the core of BKS. Trainings are available in video/audio/PDF formats for maximum convenience. And you can’t get behind! More on that next:
“How long does BKHC last?”
BKHC is an ongoing membership program. The foundational BKS cycle is 6 months, after which many members spiral through the BKS cycle again in advanced mode. Members may leave at any time and may rejoin during the two short registration periods in January and July. [Reminder: Returning members rejoin at the new, higher rate. Ongoing members have their fee locked in at the low rate they joined at.]
“Is BKHC completely online or do I attend in-person events as well?”
BKHC is 100% online. We may have the opportunity for a live retreat down the line, and meet-ups are encouraged so members can hang out face to face. The heart of BKHC will always be online: our goal is to deliver this powerful system to you as quickly, efficiently and flexibly as possible.
“I’m a harp teacher – will BKHC be valuable to me?”
Definitely, we have many harp teachers who are members! Oftentimes, harp teachers find themselves losing track of their personal dreams and goals. BKHC returns you to your true Purpose, setting you on a proven path of growth as a teacher AND an artist. Plus, you can use BKS in your studio so that your students progress even more - everyone wins!
“I already have a harp teacher – does BKHC replace my teacher?”
No! BKHC supports your teacher-student relationship, providing clarity and direction for your work together. The 5 Elements and the 5 Steps are consistent with any style/level of playing, so there’s no conflict with what you’re working on with your teacher. BKHC does not offer 1-1 teaching. At BKHC, we’re strong advocates of your finding a 1-1 harp teacher to complement our BKS work.
“I’m a total beginner at the harp – is BKHC too advanced for me?”
Not at all! BKHC uses evergreen principles that work for all levels and styles. In fact, the earlier you start using this system, the quicker your results will be. Keep in mind that if you're a total beginner, you'll still need a 1-1 teacher for basic harp skills such as technique.
“I’m already a professional harpist – will BKHC provide anything more than what I already know?”
We have many professional harpists in our membership. Professional harpists consistently suffer from 2 problems: burnout + stress. BKHC delivers the tools to reconnect your passion and Purpose, reigniting your inspiration and streamlining your musical life. Bottom line, as professional harpists we often end up getting buffeted around by external demands (gigs, recording, taking care of business matters, etc.) BKHC reorients you to your artistic path.
“How is BKHC different from Virtual Harp Summit? I understand they’re both Bright Knowledge Academy programs…”
Virtual Harp Summit = raw material.
VHS is a massive wave of inspiration and information.
VHS brings you fascinating harpists from all over the globe, sharing their deep insights on one theme per summit so that you can really move the needle on your porgress.
BKHC = the system to master your material.
BKHC is a highly focused system for getting results for harpists.
BKS is an evergreen system for achieving progress with your harp playing and harp dreams.
BKHC offers you ongoing support and feedback.
VHS is inspiration + information.
BKHC teaches how to master this inspiration + information.
If VHS is a rainbow, BKHC is a laser beam!