Harps are precious and rather fragile instruments and have a few specific needs in regards to environmental factors. Some things you need to consider include:
- The harp must not get wet or damp under any circumstances. If you engage Emily to play at your wedding or function, you must have a contingency plan for inclement weather. She will not be able to play outside if it is raining, or if rain is likely, unless adequate shelter is provided.
- The harp must not be placed in a very hot environment and preferably not in direct sunlight on a hot day.
- The harp needs to be placed on a flat, dry, clean, firm, level (non-sloping) and stable surface. You will need to ensure that this is provided.
- If it is windy and the harp is outside, the wind sometimes makes a noise as it resonates though the harp. It may not be a noise you expect to hear and can be reasonably loud. Just letting you know so that it doesn’t surprise you!