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  • Wendy Dooley

    3 March, 2021 at 11:06 am

    1. What made you decide to start playing the harp?

    As an adult I heard a harp record and instantly was inspired to learn, but..if only I could afford one! I certainly couldn’t even afford lessons and hadn’t heard of any harpists, ever, in or around where I lived. In fact there were none. So I reluctantly shelved the idea for decades.

    2. What is your favorite style or genre of harp music?

    Anything that suits the harp!

    3. What are your harp-related goals for 2021?

    To improve technique, learn more beautiful pieces and share the joy!

    4. What do you enjoy most about playing the harp?

    It’s therapy for the soul! I love the feeling of utter fulfillment in playing, the beautiful sounds that are produced. So many people have never heard a solo harp, let alone up close, and they are blown away!

    5. Is there anything else you’d like to add?

    Yes, Christy-Lyn’s videos have been a godsend to me. I don’t have a teacher as there were none where I lived. Also the internet dropped out regularly so it was no use getting a camcorder… so I am extremely grateful for the video lessons that I did manage to download.