I am 37 years old and finally taking the steps to start learning the harp. I’ve thought of it for so long now, and am excited at this new adventure.
I’m also a little nervous about it. I have never had any musical training, and I keep reading online that it is possible to start learning it later in life, but not as easy, especially if one can’t read music.
It seems to me that most people started learning when they were children, and knew other instruments before.
This is all making me nervous, and worried that after investing money on classes, and rentals, etc, it is something that is just too hard for a non musical adult.
Is there anyone here that started playing in similar situations as mine?
Or for the very experiences harpists/teachers, could you shed some light on this for me?
My second question is about which harp to pick. I know this is probably a personal choice, but I thought I’d ask for some advice.
I am lucky enough to live very close to a harp showroom. They will have some harps for me to see and listen to: Troubadour VI, Ogden, Ravenna, and two more expensive ones: Prelude and FH36.
I will probably stay away from the more expensive ones, in case I want to buy it in the future, so it leaves me with the Troubadour, Ogden and Ravenna.
I love the idea of having a Troubadour, as Loreena Mckennitt plays one, and she is my main inspiration in many levels, and huge reason why I’m taking up the harp.
Could you all shed some light on these three harps for me. I am so new to this that I don’t even know what questions to ask!! 🙂
Thank you very much!!