This IS a wonderful thread!
I am thankful for my first pedal harp teacher, without her patience, I would be able to play harp.
I am thankful for my lever harp teachers, Tina Tourin, Kim Robertson and Frank Voltz, without them, I would not have understood the differences in style.
I am thankful for my occupational therapist who helped to teach me how to stretch the small muscle and the ligaments in my hands so that I can keep playing harp when my doctor told I could not play any longer.
I am thankful for all my harp students; they help me to learn and learn again.
I am thankful for all the wonderful means of communication among harpists; the AHS Journal , the ISFHC Journal,