I’m done. There will be no more raising funds for the pedal harp because I am now officially the proud owner of the Camac Athena EX concert grand harp whose name is “Grover.” He’s my brand new concert harp I’m coming to know and love very much. I admit before Grover came along, I wasn’t a fan of Camac harps. I was more into Lyon & Healy, Salvi, and Venus harps than anything else. That was then. Now, thanks to Grover, I am a Camac harp lover who regards the Athena as my favorite Camac harp model.
You read that right. I just bought a harp. But it’s not the L&H Prelude 40 I told you about the other day. Instead it’s a Camac Athena Extended Concert Harp in a natural finish I bought from an excellent harp dealer known as The Virginia Harp Center. A store that sells many kinds of harps from different brands, mainly from the Lyon & Healy and the Camac brands. It sells both pedal and levers harps in new or used condition. It has two showrooms, each located in a different state. One is in Midlothian, Virginia, the other in Haddonfield, New Jersey. I bought my harp from the Virginia showroom area it by applying for financial aid from Allegro Credit, a financial program similar to Allegro Acceptance, the company I tried a few times to apply for financial aid only to fail due to lack of credit and the money I need to put down towards the harp. That was then. Today, I’m very happy to say that this time my latest attempt to get financial aid is met with big success! 🙂 With the help of my mother who became my co-signer, I applied for financial aid from Allegro Credit. Hours later, I finally got approved! YES! I finally got approved for financing a concert grand pedal harp! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
For many years since I was first introduced to the WWW back in 1996, I’ve been going around trying to ask people all over the WWW for help to raise funds to buy a concert grand harp. The results was a mix bag of criticism, words of advice, encouragement, cold-shoulder treatment (i.e. “Go raise the funds yourself.”), not to mention the slow responses, waste of money on failed advertisement, and little to no donations received when I sat up PayPal and Crowdfunding donation pages. It was one disappointment after another. I tried everything I could to get help, only to end up upset, disappointment, and angry. I was getting absolutely nowhere. Today, I’m happy to report that through much different means I have manage to raise 60% of the funds needed to purchase a concert harp. This is much better than having little to no funds raised. Still I was in need of help, but after all the years of asking for help online only to get little to no help at all, I finally realized that there’s only one way for me to raise the funds.