Awakening to the Heart 

 A Mountain Sanctuary for Heart-Centered Community Gatherings & Events

             Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire                  







Sunday, April 21, 2024

2:00-3:30 pm


$25 per person

Please Register in Advance ~ Click Here 


When you register, please let us know if you need a harmonium to use in the workshop,
or if you can bring your own harmonium (or keyboard)

Harmonium 101

with  Shana Aisenberg


                                             Sunday, April 21      2:00-3:30pm

                                                  Awakening to the Heart ~ Thornton, NH

Join Shana Aisenberg for an introduction to playing the harmonium for accompanying your chanting practice. Shana will teach basics of the Indian Sargam system, an intuitive way of understanding how to play kirtan melodies, and also relate this system to western music, for those who already know note names. 

Shana will then teach everyone to play a chant, possibly two chants if there’s time. There will be 2 or 3 harmoniums available for use during the workshop, if you don’t have your own instrument. For those who attended the previous Harmonium workshop in December, Shana will teach different chant/s.

No previous musical experience required. 


Shana Aisenberg 

is an acoustic musician, singer, composer, songwriter and writer. She  has over 35 years of experience in teaching music, individually and in groups, and works with students of any level. She teaches many instruments including fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, 5 string banjo, ukulele, guitar, lap steel guitar, tenor guitar, fretted dulcimer, piano, harmonium, and hand percussion. Shana’s unique personal journey greatly informs her teaching, and she can truly empathize with adult beginners as they embark on learning something new and challenging.

Shana is an experienced Kirtan leader and has co-led Community Kirtan at Awakening to the Heart for several years.