I am currently playing on a Ravenna 26 with partial levers. I began taking lessons in about August or September so not too long ago. Although I thought I would be very content with my lever harp, and don’t get me wrong I totally love her, but I already have found she is limiting me. In many songs I need more strings which can be frustrating because I’m not advanced enough to improvise much in my music.
I’m not interested in moving to a bigger lever harp because I am interested in classical pieces. As young as I am, its hard to fathom buying something so expensive. It did take me a while to save for my Ravenna but this will take much longer. My question is, would you recommend me moving up to a pedal harp? Please keep in mind by the time I have the money to purchase my harp, I will have been playing for over a year which include weekly professional classes and practicing. Does anyone have an opinion on this? I always knew I would move onto a pedal harp but I did not expect it to come so soon.