Your muse is wild and powerful and elusive
To ride it to freedom you need to harness it

There's a creative project aching in your soul.
In the next 12 months you'll complete it
and share it with your world.
It's the catalyst that will change your life.

Welcome to "Harness Your Muse"


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"Thank you for empowering me to create this concert that reflects the music I truly love to play and encompasses my life journey so far – seriously, it's the best experience with the harp I have ever had!

Shelley Fairplay, (
Creator and Performer of “The Three Strands"


Harness Your Muse In-Studio SessionIf you’re reading this, it means you’re ready to transform from being “a” something to being “the” quintessential you.

Ready to release the definitions others give of what you can and can’t be. 

Ready to define yourself in ways you don’t even have words for yet. 

Ready to embrace the emotional and physical work of revealing your true creative voice, your unique genius ... and ready for the methodical work of building the infrastructure and habits that support that genius.

Structure is the foundation that supports creative expression.   

Practice slowly spins the dream into a real life. 

Accountability brings you back to balance when you drift ... and drifting is inevitable.

These work together to help you in your quest.  The treasure you’re ready for is your unique voice.  And the quest is to find and release it.  For you that may be in a show, an album, a new repertoire – whatever you need to complete and release to move forward in your quest and shift you to the next level in your creative life.

My commitment is to coach you to complete the project, enhance your ability to create or create it, build your audience for itand help you build the infrastructure to support your sharing it with the world – whether that’s in theaters, concert halls, schools, the internet or available for sale in iTunes or

Yes ... this IS possible.

Our greatest dreams often look impossible until the moment we realize we’ve shifted – and they are now inevitable.

Your dream project is the catalyst for your transformation.  

Shelley Fairplay on stage with DHC

Invest in Your Creative Expression - Apply Now

"Harness Your Muse" is a 12-Month Group Program, to support and complete your next creative project, whether that's an album, a concert, a one-person show -- or a program for your local library.

Through a combination of group coaching, trainings, live retreats and one-on-one mentorship with me YOU WILL COMPLETE a creative project that will shift you to your NEXT LEVEL professionally and artistically.

This project becomes the catalyst for creating systems and practices that will support you in every future creative venture as well.

Right now you get an EXTRA 3 months of this program for free.

Early applicants who sign up by Sept. 15 will get to join the program in September 2015 and get 3 BONUS months of the program in addition to the bonuses below.


When you register by Sept. 15 you get 3 EXTRA months of warm-up coaching and the option for a 15-month payment plan.

That means 3 extra trainings. 3 extra group coaching and Q&A sessions PLUS an added private 1-on-1.


Exclusive invitation to each online course in the DHC Academy during the 2015-2016 season including

  • Arrange Yourself (Basics of Arranging)
  • Blues Harp Style (Basics of Blues on the harp)
  • Baroque Flamenco Bootcamp (The Power of Impassioned Performance)
  • Hands on Harmony (Basic Harmony specifically for Harp)
  • Summer Harp Jam (Improvisation and Rhythm skills in a Hands-on Environment)
  • PLUS instant access to archive versions of all above classes


Inclusion in all Beta-Groups for any new online programs created during your mentorship.

Beta Membership means you'll get access to new materials before they're even offered to the general public. Plus, your involvement helps shape the programs for the future.

Once you've been accepted and paid your deposit you'll have 30 days to choose whether to complete the payment in full or select a payment plan. When you pay in full, the Mastermind is $9500. The payment plan adds $475 total to the price of the mastermind. When you join in September 2015 you have the option for a 15-month payment plan PLUS you get an extra 3+ months of the program.

Want more information about the program?
Download the PDF Invitation

Got Questions?
Connect with me Direct via the "Ask a Question" form.

I'll get back to you as soon as I can to answer your questions about the program.

Now Accepting Applications for Harness Your Muse 2016!
But Only for Personal Invitees...

My plan was to launch "Harness Your Muse" this fall and open it immediately to everyone. But I realized that I wanted to offer it first to a small group of artists I've handpicked because of their committment in my other courses -

If you received a personal invitation from me - you are one of those people.

If you didn't and you're reading this page, please email me with a brief description of why you'd like to be included in this program and I'll get right back to you.

The systems, process and support for making the Next Level Shift in your life as a creative artist.

You'll move forward on your dreams, using a specific project as a catalyst to build the systems, skills and momentum to support you as a creative artist. YOU WILL COMPLETE THIS PROJECT, and share it.

The project can be grandiose or simple. Made for the public ... or created for one specific person. The scope doesn't matter. The point is to complete it, share it in its own right and create the systems and practices to develop future projects.

A Yearlong Mastermind Group combining in-person and virtual training, coaching and support that includes:

1. A Big-Picture Map of where you’re going and what you need to coordinate, from the artistic to the marketing

2.  The Harness-Your-Muse Toolkit: Worksheets, how-tos & practice plans and coaching in how to use them.   

3. 12 Monthly Strategy Trainings that will give you templates and playbooks to use as you develop your project (and in all your future projects as well!)

4. Bi-Weekly Group Coaching & Q&A Sessions:  We’ll meet twice a month online for group call where I'll answer your questions and give you coaching on your projects. If you've been in my online courses, these calls are very different from the online chats for the courses. In these calls we'll be speaking directly - so you'll be able to describe your questions and get my direct response. If you can't attend, or you want to review, these sessions will be taped so you can download and listen to them later.

5. SIX Private One-on-One Skype sessions to address any issues you can't bring to the group coaching sessions

6. Three in-person intensive live retreats at my studio in the Boston area for training, direction and performance coaching. 

7. Monthly Accountability partners & “AB” Training:  Each month you’ll be assigned a different “Accountability Buddy” and we’ll go over the best ways to work together .

8. FREE access to all online trainings and programs I offer during our work together (Early-to-Muse members of the group also get access to all Fall 2015 programs as well)

9. FOUR “Shape-Shifters” Mockups:  These are mini-versions of your project that let me give you direct feedback, coaching and direction. I'll give you an outline for each of these, and they're designed so they actually contribute to the final project.

10. Emergency Email Support  -When your questions are urgent, you’ll be able to email them and I’ll respond as soon as I can.

11. A Private Facebook Group where you can get support and input from the group, and coaching from me when you need it between coaching sessions.  

12. The Friendship & Camaraderie of a group of brave human artists like you who will cheer when you succeed at your quest, no matter how incomprehensible that success may look to the outside - and who will understand and support you when you feel the challenge of things that others think ‘should be simple.’ 

And most importantly: my complete belief in – and support of – your artistic voice, its profound value and the importance that it be shared with this world in the way you choose to share it.

Bonuses when you Apply before September 15, 2015

A 15-month installment plan of only $565 per month (after deposit). This is the lowest possible monthly payment for Harness Your Muse members.

If you’re accepted, you have a guaranteed spot in the 2016 Mastermind regardless of whether I open up spots later in 2015. You can jump right in with me because:

  • YOUR harnessing starts NOW!
  • Access to the set-up worksheets.
  • 4 ADDITIONAL Set-up Trainings (September, October, November, December 2015) to give you a head start before the program officially starts in January.
  • 4 ADDITIONAL group coaching calls (September, October, November, December 2015)
  • Immediate access to the private Facebook group to start bonding with your Muse Colleagues ... and get coaching from me!




Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this only available to your Handpicked artists?

I wanted to make sure that people who have already worked with me, or those who have specifically been recommended by other artists who've been in the program, got the first opportunity to join the "Harness Your Muse" Mastermind.

So instead of opening the program immediately to everyone, I decided to give people I already know will deeply benefit from this progrom the first opportunity to join.

I’m currently in your 6-Month "Harness Your Muse" Private Mentorship program - can I apply to the Group Program?

YES! If you're in the middle of a program, or if you've be in "Harness Your Muse" previously and want to join the Mastermind group, email me directly to let me know and we'll work out a transition.

How much does "Harness Your Muse" cost?

Before you think about money, first think about why you want to join this mastermind group. How will it change your life? How will your creative life expand? Or your career? What will you bring into your world by committing to the program? How will you grow as an artist from working so closely with me on your own project?

Are you willing to commit to completing a project and sharing it through this program? Are you willing to consider that you could become the kind of artist you most deeply admire?

Thus said, if you apply by Sept. 15, your payment will be $565 a month for 15 months after the initial $1500 deposit. And remember - this 15-month installment plan is only available 'til mid-September, so even if you want to wait and start the program in October, you should apply now to make sure to hold a spot.

Can I think about it and apply later this year?

You could...but don’t count on spots being available laterl. Once all the spots are filled, I'll close registration. So if you’re thinking about joining Harness Your Muse, APPLY NOW!

How do I apply? What’s the process?

1. Click the link below to open the online application.

2. Fill out the application in as much detail as you can, but don't worry about doing it wrong. Just answer honestly, knowing that you may end up changing some of the answers later after you enter the program. (I personally recommend answering the questions in a separate document and cutting and pasting them into the application form)

3. Click "Submit" - and you will receive a copy of what you just submitted (so you can remember what you wrote!)

4. I'll contact you within 48 hours and arrange time for a quick chat if you have any questions about the program before joining or if I have questions about your application.

5. If you're selected I'll send you a payment link that will let you pay a deposit (if you're choosing the payment plan) or the full amount (if you're choosing to pay in full).

6. You'll sign a contract, we'll jump right into your first one-on-one call with me and begin a journey together that will change your life.

Why do I have to apply first? Can’t I pay now and get my spot?

I’m thrilled you’re so excited to join the group, but please complete the online application first so I have a better understanding of what you want to get out of the program - plus the questions in the application give me insight I need to have even once you're in.

If you're in the middle of another deadline right now, you want to save your place and you simply don't have time to complete the application, just let me know (use the "Ask a Question" form - it always reaches me most quickly) -- and we can work out a schedule for you to finish it. And if you've applied in the past for the solo 6-month version of the program and you're still interested in applying with the same project, just let me know and I may be able to waive the application process.

I live outside the United States - or can't travel. Can I still apply?

Absolutely! You’ll still be able to do all the virtual work, the private calls with me and get feedback on your work --and we may be able to Skype you into parts othe live retreats. Depending on the size of the group and everyone's schedules I may also be able to extend one of the retreats if it's at a time that more people can attend - so that people will have a chance for individualized hands-on attention.

Some projects may not actually need live hands-on. For example, if you were creating an online musical storybook - or other web-based product - you might get just as much by Skyping into the retreat, sharing your book virtually and still getting the power of the mastermind in that way.



Can I bring my baby, spouse, pet, business partner, etc. to the live retreats?

You're welcome to bring anyone you want with you to the Boston area - and my studio is close to public transportation and to many historical Boston-area locations (like ... we're located directly on the Minuteman bike trail from Cambridge to Lexington) - but in order to maintain the focus and privacy of the retreats, no-one outside the group will be present during the sessions.

However, I highly suggest extending your stay a few days before or after each retreat if you want to enjoy some of the attractions of the Boston area.


Where will we stay during the retreats?

You'll be responsible for your own food and lodging during retreats, but thus said, there are a few guest rooms in my studio building and if you're comfortable with rustic accomodations you'll either be able to stay in the big house (between $50-$75/night depending on the space) or find AirBnB-type accommodations in the neighborhood.

We'll have tea and light snacks available for break times, there are many shops and cafes in the neighborhood and we're right on a bike path near a park

Apply Now to Hold Your Spot

First-to-Muse have until Sept. 15 to apply for "Harness Your Muse" and qualify for the 15-month installment plan. If all spots are claimed early responders, then I may not open additional spots later this year. So click the image below and join me to harness your muse ... and begin the journey of your creative lifetime.



Let’s harness your muse...together!


If you have any questions about "Harness Your Muse" Mastermind and if it's right for you,
use my "Ask a Question" form to get directly to me

A few can touch the magic string,
And noisy fame is proud to win them.
Alas for those who never sing.
And die with all their music in them.

(Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.)