Frequently Asked Questions
Do you drive a truck to be able to move your harp around?
No ! Although a big car is required with foldable back seats so the harp can be laid down, packed in a soft thick cover.
I bought my car after I took the harp to the showroom and checked if it fits. Simple as that!
Why different colours for the strings? What music you can play with a harp?
The strings are different colours so the harpist can to recognise the notes – all the red strings are C and all the blue are F. The harpist can play many styles of music.
Is 10 lessons enough to learn that harp?
Although you will can start to make a lovely sound from the first lesson, and will be able to play a simple melody after a few lessons, the harp is one of the most difficult instruments.
What is the appropriate age to start playing the harp?
The usual age to start playing is seven or eight years. Children habitually play a little Celtic harp, smaller in size and more affordable for their parents.
There is no upper age limit. As long as there is a desire to learn, you can use the instrument to relax after a long day or just to fill your free time with something different.
Can I buy a harp in Dubai?
Hmm, that’s interesting question – if you are lucky and one of the Dubai’s little harpists are selling their instrument – you can, otherwise – you will need to order one from Italy, France, UK or the USA, drop me a line and I will help you find the right instrument.
What are the pedals for?
Each pedal is corresponds to a musical note – there are seven notes, and therefore seven pedals. Each pedal has three positions – upper for flat, middle for natural and lower – for sharp.
This means that we change the pitch with the pedals, very different from the piano.