Hi Kathleen, I wanted to play harp when I was about 10yrs old being the oldest of 10 the $$$ were not there. When I married at 21, my husband promised a harp. Then an accident and kids well LIFE happened. When my husband received no so good info about his Cancer my harp became the first on his bucket list. I had bad tremors and didn’t think I was able to help him keep his promise. I was 67yrs. a harp became available, no teachers, no music back ground the rush was on to get something to play and fast. I was introduced to the internet and surfed everything was confusing until I found Christy-Lyn Sally Gardens for free. To hard, Sailing on the Lake did it. Then I joined her. My husband is so proud of me. He is still here enjoying my journey and glad he did it. I look forward now to encourage everyone, don’t say I can’t, just make it happen. Your desire is your strength, your determination is you success. Your reason could be your drive.
At least it is here in Sault Ste. Marie. This web site has me so excited about playing the harp. Thank you for sharing your harp journey thus far. How wonderful that you have now been able to overcome this life challenge and find comfort for both of you in the harp. It is interesting how our musical journeys play out. Although my picture has me playing the harp I am just a beginning harpist. I am just learning learning Sally Gardens right now.
Hello all you silver harpists! My harp journey started 3 years ago with zero musical experience or knowledge, I just tried someone’s harp and it was love at first touch. I started with a tiny lap harp, then moved on to a badly made 34 string cheap harp. It was awful, but I don’t regret the purchase because it made me look into how it was made, and re-align levers etc.. Three years on and I have a beautiful Teifi Eos harp called Marguerite! I have had lessons here and there, I now have a wonderful teacher coaching me for my grade 3, but I find Christy-Lyn’s videos a really useful extra. I also live in a village in South West England and know no other harp players so am keen to meet other harpists online. p.s. I was 70 when I started, so never say never!
Hello, All! I took up the harp at age 69! I have had a little over 1 year of harp lessons from my local harpist/teacher. She got me off to a good start but i quit when my husband became too ill and then passed away. I saw Christy-Lyn on YouTube and kind of half-heartedly tried to play in January. Then when she came up with her new format, she sent me an email and I decided to make the commitment and i am so glad that i did. This is so encouraging to connect with harp lovers in my own stage of life, who have similar challenges and interests, as well as, history. I look forward to our future harp adventures. 🦋