Well, it’s official. I’m no longer just a wannabee! I am a real harper now (even if I can only play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”).
I had my first lesson today, and now that I’ve gotten over the shock and let it sink in, I think it couldn’t have been better! My teacher is WONDERFUL. Extremely sweet and patient with me fumbling over the strings, and even gave me a hug to finish off the lesson.
I’ve realized it’s going to be more of a challenge than I expected, but I am up for it. I just can’t wait to finally get a harp of my own! I think it’ll be easier once I have some time alone to play one for a little while without the pressure of being watched. I have also realized, though, that I am definitely going to need lessons! Hand positions are MUCH trickier than I imagined, but I feel like I improved after just a few tries, so there is hope yet!
Thanks to all of you who have helped and encouraged me. I’m so glad I’ve finally reached my dream! I can hardly believe it is a reality.
I will keep you all posted on my harp adventure as it continues!