I’ve talked everyone’s ear off about my harp playing aspirations, and I need some new ears! I don’t know if anyone else here is/has been in my position, but I have never laid fingers on a harp or even seen one up close, and there are no retailers in my area that I know of. I’ve called several music stores and none of them knew where to direct me.
Anyway, I guess I’d just like to know that I’m not crazy for obssessing over the harp, and that I’m not the only one who’s been frustrated and anxiously awaiting that first golden opportunity to play. 🙂 I’ve always wanted to play the harp and just now realized that it’s reasonably affordable and doable. I have a piano background, and from what I understand, that is sufficient for a decent start. I bought a copy of Sylvia Woods’ instructional book and I really feel like I can do it…if I could just get my hands on a harp to try it!
I won’t be able to purchase a harp until December at least (I’m hoping for a Christmas present split amongst my relatives and husband) and I’m thinking about the Dusty Strings Ravenna 26. Anyway, I know it’s been done to death, but are there any other suggestions for a first harp at that price or less and that range/quality or more? The more I think about it, that’s what I have my heart set on, but even that might be a little bit too expensive.
As far as lessons are concerned, I know of one person in the area who will give the first one free according to her Web site (and that’s probably all I’ll be able to attend–I’m planning to mostly teach myself since this will probably just be a dearly-loved hobby). But I’ll even have to wait for that because I think if I say the word “harp” one more time in front of my husband he may pull his hair out. 😛
Well, I think I’ve written more than enough here so I’ll close. It’s great to be a part of a group where people can appreciate passion for harp music!
Thanks for reading my rant,