Thoughts on pedal harps that would be good for short players?
The players in question are both under 5 feet, and most definately not growing any taller — hence short arms, short legs, short fingers, small feet. this will likely be their first and only harps, but as a non-professionals 40-42 strings are ok. It’s easy to research size & weight on harps, but harder to find out about string & pedal spacing and Even how much impact that has on a smaller player.
Any petite harpists out there with experience to share?
Or people with experience teacher younger children on pedal harp?
does smaller spacing benefit those with shorter fingers? (obviously it could make switching to another harp more difficult….. But if one doesn’t ever plan to switch?)
Any models (new or old) known for being small-player friendly?
come June, we’re taking a two-woman cross-country harp-vacation aimed at trying out Lots of harps with the goal of bringing home 2 very large & expensive souvenirs. Any suggestions on good models to keep our eyes open for would be appreciated.