Recently I stumbled into this great harp forum. I really like the information I find here and the knowledge being shared here. I’m from the Netherlands and it’s nice to see people enjoying this lovely instrument. I myself play the flute and my son plays the harp.
When he was 4 years old he always said he wanted to play the harp. When he became 6 and kept saying this we decided it became time to take some action. We found a great harp teacher who was willing to give him the chance to see if he could start playing the harp.
I still remember that only after about 2 months he looked into the music book he got from the teacher and said he wanted to play the Brian Boru March. She gave him the chance and within two weeks he learned himself this piece.
Recently he gave one of his first solo performances during a big harp concert of his teacher, where he played the Pavane of Fauré. Here he was having lessons for about 1,5 years (believe me, he was nervous 🙂 ).
About two weeks ago we started playing together with some flute/harp pieces and he’s know playing the accompaniment together. That’s really great to play together with your son…
A proud father 🙂