jazz, blues, pop

​what we do

  • ​New York Harmonica School is dedicated to providing the highest quality harmonica lessons for children, adults, and families at the most affordable prices.
  • ​It is an opportunity for beginner and experienced harmonica players to learn and jam together, while receiving encouraging feedback, and socializing in a friendly atmosphere.
  • We offer programs for harmonica players of all ages and backgrounds through private and group instructions, advanced music lessons and performance opportunities. 
lessons classes

Private Lessons

DIatonic & CHROMATIC HARMONICA

​We offer lessons for adults and kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Jersey City and Queens! You can go from complete beginner to jamming like a pro on your harmonica in just TEN weeks…


blues harmonica classes

Play with a Band

diatonic & chromatic   harmonica

​NYHS organizes each year public performances  open to ​students and families. ​This is an opportunity for NYHS students ​to ​play with a professional band in a friendly atmosphere.

​Watch last year performances! ​ 

chromatic jazz harmonica

Online Lessons

chromatic harmonica

Ready to take your chromatic harmonica playing to the next level? Sign up to our ​new online chromatic harmonica school, Harmonica Studio – Packed with over 400 video and audio lessons.​

​what they say

​“As an instructor, Yvonnick is very approachable and that helps me get over any anxiety about practicing with him during the lessons, especially when he is so skilled and I am not. I also appreciate his span of knowledge on the instrument; from jazz to blues or even blue grass. I can tell you I am much much better now after his instructions.”​

​Michael Burns

​Brooklyn

​“Yvonnick’s course was fun, laid back and informative. I find that the lessons have a good structure to them and are easy to follow. The material for home study you provide has been a great help for practice sessions at home. An inspired class and instructor.”

​Esther Kim

​Manhattan

MEET YOUR TEACHER, YVONNICK PRENE 

Yvonnick Prene has fast become one of the rising stars in the harmonica world. He has recorded with top Jazz artists like Chris Potter, Pedro Martinez, Peter Bernstein and toured in the USA, Europe and Africa.

Yvonnick was already playing the harmonica professionally at the age of 17, in Parisian club scenes. He later earned a master’s degree in music at the Sorbonne University in Paris, in 2011 and while still enrolled, he moved to New-York City to receive multiple full-tuition scholarships at the City College of New York, Columbia University and at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. 

Yvonnick is the founder of New York Harmonica School, author of 13 books, bandleader of the Yvonnick Prene.

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​Harmonica Sensation Yvonnick adds another level of textural novelty...a virtuoso Harmonica Player.​


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​Downbeat

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​Yvonnick Prene is skilled and talented without a doubt but there is a depth to him that calls to the depths within the listener. It is no wonder that he is in such demand.​

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​A rising star

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area we serve

At NYHS, we proudly offer our harmonica lessons to a large variety of communities within the New York  City area. Whether you’re looking for beginner lessons, blues improv tips, learn how to play with a band, or preparing an audition for a broadway show, our expert harmonica instructor are more than willing to work with you to satisfy your needs.

We are looking forward jamming with you!

​Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey City

​917 428-4245