NYC Harmonica Kids, After School Program
Learning to play music can be an amazing, life-changing experience for your kid. That's why we offer class activities such as playing harmonica, piano and engaging in simple musical games. The class also exposes the child to ear-training, rhythmic pulse and musical expression, laying the groundwork for formal music instruction while helping him/her to develop critical early learning-skills. Fun musical experiences guarantee !
Language: English or French
Location: Lessons can take place either at your home or at Studio 150 6th floor(150 W 46th St).
Lesson Material: PDF Songs, exercises and transcriptions.
Digital recordings of the lesson if needed
Two Student Concerts each year
Online Resources: The 5 and 10 lesson package will give you 24h online access to supplementary videos, audios and pdfs to help you practicing at home.
Recommended Harmonica: Hohner Special 20 visit our harmonica list for more recommendations.
5 Lesson Package
5 x 30min
10 Lesson Package
10 x 30min
All new harmonica students must complete a Registration Form before starting lessons. If you need any assistance in enrolling, please feel free to contact our office at (917) 428-4245 or email@example.com and one of our staff will assist you through the process.
Students can experience playing with a pro blues band at our Harmonica Workshops!
How do I sign up for a class with New York Harmonica School?
It is easy to sign up on-line, the best way is to sign up through this link: Book A Lesson
What if I have to miss a class?
Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged $20 for studio reservation fees.
Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are nonrefundable and need to be paid in full. If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson please email both the teacher and firstname.lastname@example.org
What harmonica should I buy?
The lessons are designed for diatonic and chromatic harmonica players. I would recommend you to get both models and discover which one suits your taste. Brands such as Hohner, Seydel and Suzuki are my favorites. If you are a beginner I recommend to buy either a Hohner Special 20 in C or a chromatic harmonica Suzuki SCX 48 in C. Check out our gear lists for more recommendations!
Do you teach total beginner?
Yes! Students begin with the fundamentals of learning the harmonica and developing good practice habits. Emphasizing on breathing, single note techniques and bending, students also learn sight-reading skills and music theory.
What styles of music do you teach?
The harmonica is a versatile and popular among many types. All genres of music, folk, blues, country, rock, jazz and classical can be played. As you can see in my bio, my tastes are eclectic and I love to explore different aspects of the music world with my student.
Do I need to be able to read music to play harmonica?
No but we can teach you how to. We mostly provide a system for notating harmonica music called "tabs". For example a circle around a number means breathing in, draw in hole 5 is written: (5).
Do you teach kids?
I believe learning harmonica should be fun, creative, flexible and educational. For those new to music, harmonica is an excellent start as it is one of the easiest instruments to play. It helps children to focus and develop their attention through exposure to music. I present the lesson in a very accessible way and encourage them to explore the many possibilities of the instrument. In addition, they learn fundamental music skills and simple songs.
Is it easy to learn the harmonica?
The diatonic harmonica is probably one of the easier instruments to play among the reed family and it’s really a lot of fun. But to get a decent sound, it will take a bit of practice.
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