I’m 18 years old, and want to keep my options open for what career to have. Used to want to be a doctor, but am now very confused about my future. But I’m unsure about being a harpist because of the bad economy, and shrinking orchestras, so I hear. What are the benefits like, relative to other professions, of being a harpist (especially during tough economic times)?
I feel it can produce the most beautiful sounds, out of all the instruments. I used to play piano when I was VERY young and was also forced to do it in school, but I stopped a couple of years ago and only got up to playing grade 4 pieces, but with difficulty (and boredom).
To what extent do you think it is a viable solution as a backup career? Because the thing is, I could never go into finance or business, or have a desk job, and if I don’t go into medicine (which is an option), dentistry, psychology or being a university prof, I wouldn’t mind being a harpist…