I’m going to clarify what I said in an earlier post about teaching young kids. I think anyone can learn the harp! You are never too old and I have started several adult students with no music background. It works successfully for them but I do believe that for the younger students having a piano background is important. The harp is hard and hard work like any instrument. I think for a young student to have shown a little initiative on the piano for a while will help them immeasurably when they start the harp.