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 Michiko Studio (149 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036).
Recommended Harmonica: Hohner Special 20 visit our harmonica list for more recommendations.
5 Lesson Package
5 x 60min
10 Lesson Package
10 x 60min
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our staff will assist you through the process.
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 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).
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.