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    Hi I am 18 years old and I am planning of learning to play harp this

    summer…What is the suitable age for starting and how long does it

    take to become skilled in the instrument?

    what are the requisites, small hands or big hands,short fingers or

    long fingers?

    Also what type of harp is suitable for playing jazz : electroharp,

    lever harp or pedal harp?


    Hello Boris; any age is suitable for learning the harp, from early childhood through senior citizen, if it is for a hobby and your own enjoyment. If you want to be a professional it’s best to begin any instrument before puberty, when the body starts to toughen. Flexibility of the finger muscles is so important on the harp.To become skilled on it depends on


    I am Diego from Costa Rica, and I want to learn to play harp.

    I have a “G” harp and I know a little bit but I don?t know how to do the bending. I hope that you learn me to do it good.


    Diego, if you are near San Jose, in Costa Rica, an excellent harpist there is Jonathan Cascante. You can e-mail me for his e-mail address. and perhaps you could study with him.

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