Many people long to play the harp, like a secret desire too deep to act upon. Please, if you have a deep desire that has been calling you, do something about it! A desire like that is a gift, and you should honor it.
One of my greatest pleasures as a harpist is to help other people realize their dreams to play the harp. It's not as hard to do as you may think.
Contrary to silly rumors that the harp is a difficult instrument to play (spread by self-serving harpists, whoever they are), the harp is one of the easiest instruments to make a beautiful sound with. If you have any musical background, especially on the piano, you'll have an advantage learning to play the harp. But even if you've never played anything before, you can still enjoy playing the harp.
HARP RENTALS AND PURCHASING ASSISTANCE
If you would just put a harp in your living room and let it call to you, that would be a great start. Just imagine living with a harp!
So the first most obvious question always is, where can I get a harp?
You can rent a harp, for a month or two or more. I can help you find one to rent.
If you are interested in purchasing a harp, I can advise you. There are many different kinds of harps, but if you want to start with the most accessible one, I recommend Blevins Harps. Call me to talk about it, to hear my own Blevins harp, and for help buying one. I also recommend Musicmakers harps, from Stillwater MN. They are also very worthy harps, with gorgeous full sounds, beautiful craftsmanship, and very reasonable prices. They also provide kits, for you to make your own harp. Definitely worth checking out, whether you buy the harp finished or in a kit.
If you want to make a bigger investment, I can point you in various directions.
If you would enjoy going to a harp convention or conference or other special event, I can help you find out what's going on.
Once you have a harp in your life, you can get books and videos to teach you to play. Or, if you want help, we can talk about coaching and lessons...
COACHING AND LESSONS
For people who are self-motivated, I offer coaching to get you going on your own. We meet a few times, I show you how to get started, and I'm available for questions afterward by phone. After that, we can meet for individual sessions, by appointment.
If you decide that you want lessons on a regular basis, I may be available (I have very few slots for regular students), but more likely I can make referrals to a harp teacher or two for you to check out.