I’ve been wanting to play for years but due to career/educational failures that prevented me from saving up money, I’ve not been able to buy a harp and start lessons.
I just attended the local harpfest where I attended a workshop and masterclasses(as a member of the audience of course since I do not play) and I had a wonderful time but now I’m back to real life again and feeling very,very depressed. With the economy in the doldrums, scraping together the money for the harp is going to be even harder. I actually heard of a secondhand harp for sale by a student who just bought a pedal but it’s way, way beyond my budget. I can’t even afford a harpsicle or renting (there are no harp stores here anyway so I will have to find someone with an unused harp).
Is there anything I can do to prepare for lessons before I start? I try to listen to music as much as I can. Or does anyone has any advice on making the waiting easier?