College Practicing…

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    HBrock25 on #159315

    Hi All,

    I was hoping I could get some feedback–Here’s my situation: I’m a college student with no harp. Prior to college and during summers, I rent a pedal harp, but then always return it after summer’s over. I can practice at the harp at school, however, the room it’s in is constantly being used by music professors for lessons, so I only get to practice 3 times a week. As you all know, a harpist without a harp is not a fun position…My parents and I currently do not have the funds to purchase a pedal harp, as they get to be quite pricey. Would it be a good idea to purchase a lever harp first to practice on, or should I save up the money and just wait a while…? I’m totally clueless…Please help!

    Thanks,

    Brittany

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    anita-burroughs-price on #159316

    Is it possible for you to find more time to

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #159317

    Would you have the room to keep a fair-sized lever harp in your dorm room? (I’m assuming you live on campus, as you’d just keep renting your usual pedal harp if you were living at home).

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    Tacye on #159318

    Do you need to practice in that room?

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    barbara-brundage on #159319

    I would presume that as a student allowed to use the school harp you must be taking lessons from a teacher there. Have you just asked about whether there’s a way to increase time or, if the harp is just present in the room but not used, to move it into another room when other instruments are being taught there?

    In any case, if you have a teacher, he or she can answer your question about the lever harp far better than we can, since that’s the person who knows what repertoire you’re playing and at what level.

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