Lesson lengths are in intervals of 30 minutes and 60 minutes . Though not required, a prior piano background is recommended prior to starting harp lessons. Students are expected to own or rent their own instrument and to commit to practicing during the week. Ms. Palmier's harp pedagogical background is based in the French method of Harp which has an emphasis on relaxation and specific hand position. As a board-certified music therapist, Emily also knows how to adapt harp lessons for individuals with special needs.