You can go from complete beginner to jamming like a pro on your harmonica in just TEN weeks…
You'll play songs starting in the first hour! Throughout the weeks you'll learn breathing techniques, how to play a single note, blues improvisation, how to bend, major and minor scales, overblowing, glissando, pentatonic scales, arpeggios, the wha wha effect, vibrato, blow-bends, tongue blocking, the blues scale and more!
Select an option below to start your harmonica lessons with NHS and tell us about your preferred date and time. We'll send you a confirmation email with your lesson schedule information.
Location: Lessons can take place either at your home/office or at Michiko Studio (149 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036).
Language: English or French
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).
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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What is your policy for cancellations?
In the event of any planned student absence, please notify us a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the lesson day and we will be able to reschedule for another time. If less than 24-hours notice is given for a student absence, the lesson will not be reschedule, and no refund will be issued.