I am an autoharp teacher in Pompano Beach, Fl. Too far away to help directly, but you can find teachers on these two sites:
cyberpluckers.org and www.autoharpquarterly.com
Also, check into Friend of Florida Folk: foff.org
In the meantime, look at youtube.com under autoharp and find some lessons.
Mostly we learn ourselves and pick up pointers along the way.
from Harper John, Old Time Jammers