When I was about 9 I began piano lessons and my mother wanted me to learn the accordian, which I didn't have time for. Then as a high school grad gift I was given an autoharp. So, when I was about 30 and began kirtan with a yoga group it was not hard to play the harmonium. When I moved to Holland in my early 50s one of the first purchases I made was a harmonium. Music shops thrive in Amsterdam. I love chanting and playing an instrument whether harmonium, piano or clapping rhythms with the tambourine as I did while teaching rhythmic dance for many years.