Tuesday, June 19, 2012

5 Steps And Wedding Harpist

In this article, let us discuss five steps a new harp player may use to become successful as a wedding musician.

Proper Training

In today's world, people are becoming really good with music. This means that musicians with mediocre skills and talent may find it really hard to keep up with both the expectations of their audience and the fierce competition. Just like other types of musicians, wedding harpists should possess the technical knowledge and countless hours of training to stand a chance.

There are no shortcuts for this. If you want to be among the best, train and learn from the best. Train and master your craft just like how the best musicians do it.

Invest on a Great Harp

Everyone knows that a great harp adds some form of mystical charm to its player. It is therefore very logical that a wedding harp player invest on a high quality harp. You may check my previous article that provides some helpful tips in buying a harp.

Multiple Marketing Channels

While some wedding harpists find potential clients through referrals, you cannot rely on this alone. A wedding harp player who has a network of contacts and agents certainly does have the advantage of being booked more often.

It has now very common that musicians maintain their own blogs to keep their audience updated, and most importantly, to reach out to potential clients through the Internet.

Build a Niche

It is certainly very hard to be really good with everything, but if you focus your strengths on a single niche you should have a greater chance of becoming really great at it. Choosing a niche to focus could depend on a few factors such as your faith, your instrument, your ethical background, your inclinations, etc.

Focusing on a single niche is a great way in building your own brand as well. If you think you would fare well as a Greek wedding harpist, and you focus your energy to it, people may soon start to associate you as the top choice for Greek weddings.

Expand Your Horizon

It is an age-old dogma that those who give, receives more. So instead of confining yourself practicing over and over in a secluded room, why not provide free sessions to charity events or even play for free among those who would benefit from your music? There is this harpist who plays for free to cancer patients in a local hospital with genuine selfless intention of providing some relief to the sick. One day a national television program featured her story reaching millions of viewers. You could only imagine how much the increase in her bookings.

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