thanks for your info, chrissy. I guess i want to ship out my own lever harp because i love its tone so much. It took me a long time to fall in love with a lever harp, and every time i play it, i’m reminded why i chose it…but it’s an interesting suggestion…..!
Forum Replies Created
mary-keller–2 on September 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm · in reply to: Shipping a large lever harp (Dusty Strings 36) to Hawaii #210166mary-keller–2 on February 21, 2016 at 8:44 am · in reply to: A question to the pedal harpist… #193148
wait a second, let’s insert some common sense here. A novice is not likely to build a harp that sounds good! Buy or rent a lever harp for a few months, and learn many many
things about the size, range, tone, and feel of the instrument before you try to make all the other decisions
am not sure i’ve ever noticed the color of a rug in 50 yrs of playing the harp…BUT!! Have played in a restaurant here on Nantucket for years, and the staff sometimes wear vertically striped aprons, navy blue with white stripes spaced at same approximate distance as my strings…when they are doing something to my right as i play, it practically makes me cross-eyed..my rods and cones get totally flummoxed.mary-keller–2 on June 19, 2015 at 7:02 pm · in reply to: Wedding gig rates in the U.S. and abroad #188389
I live on Nantucket Island, which is a pretty popular place for destination weddings the last few years. i charge $400 for a wedding, which includes an hour, starting when I play my first notes. My hourly rate after the first hour is $200. i always offer a free consultation prior to the wedding date, that rarely lasts more than 30 minutes, and I never ever attend rehearsals. Most classical musicians around here charge very close to my rates; while flutists and cellists can waltz in a few minutes before the prelude music is due to start, I am always the first person to arrive, and the last to leave.mary-keller–2 on September 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm · in reply to: Flying Commercial Airlines with a Lever Harp #109104
When I posted my other inquiry, i didn’t mean checking the harp as baggage; i meant BUYING a ticket for it to sit next to me…I know cellists and bass players do this sometimes, so i’m wondering if anyone knows anything about airlines policies and harp-sized instruemtns taking up SEATS……??