So I’m looking for a harp to rent in Chicago. I’m 17 years old and about to start senior year of high school and hope to be heading to the University of Utah next fall as a double major in Psychology and harp. I haven’t had a harp in 6 months now because I can’t find a renter in or near Chicago and the few I have found are asking for a fortune. At this point I’m going nuts. I need to start preparing my audition pieces for college. I have never had my parents support with anything and I’ve been paying for my harp alone since day one. I can only work a part time job being a full time student so obviously I cant just shoot out $350 a month as much as I wish I could. If anyone has a harp in or around Chicago that they are willing to rent out on a long term rental I’d love to hear from you. The harp would reside at my house and my house only. It will not be moved unless talked over and approved to do so by the renter so you wont have to worry about it being damaged. Also if you would allow me to take the harp down to Utah with me for college that would help me so much but it isn’t necessary. My harp teacher will be assisting me with every aspect of this rental including transportation.
I’ve checked with Lyon & Healy they only rent for 4 months and then you either return or buy and I can’t buy so I’ll be in the same situation as I am now.
I also tried Venus and they never once picked up the phone in the many times my harp teacher and I called. They also want a $650 NON REFUNDABLE deposit.