I am a 23 year old harpist, living and working in Manchester. I am writing this blog to document my adventures in the world of the music business.
There are many areas of my life that will be included in this blog – as a freelance musician you have to wear several different hats, each hopefully contributing to either your development or your bank balance (ideally both).
I wear lots of hats right now, including:
- concert harpist
- orchestral musician
- harp teacher
- chamber musician
- wedding harpist
- business woman
- bar staff
Having just graduated last year this is my first year being ‘out in the big wide world’ and it is scary. I am on my own and responsible for my own success or demise. My parents – who have always shown their support in every way and I will be eternally grateful for all their continued support and help – have re-assigned my bedroom into a lounge. So giving up and moving home is not an option.
This is it. Sink or Swim.