That’s the way the old man used to hold his big super chromomica. He only played melodies. You’ll have more difficulty with techniques you’ll want to learn later this way, though I guess it can be done. Look at the way Dizzy played trumpet. My students always threw him at me during my “bad habits get in your way” lectures. Remember how many years and how much hard work and pain it took for him to get where he was in spite of the “bad” technique. With experience you will get comfortable with the correct holding position. I have pretty large hands and still find this the best way to get started. It was very awkward for me at first, but now it feels as natural as holding my wife’s hand…though not as good. When we’re learning, nothing feels right, and most things are at least a little difficult because they are things our bodies are not accustomed to doing. Our body parts naturally want to repeat already learned movements and tasks. New things are rejected at first. It’s part of your built in self preservation. But good harp technique is actually good for your body. It counters stress and fatigue while playing (after you’re playing for long periods), and good breathing techniques have great health benefits. I promise your lips, nose, and fingers will adjust.