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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
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Karen D.

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Harmonica:
A free reed wind instrument used worldwide in many musical genres, notably in blues, American folk music, classical music, jazz, country, and rock and roll. There are many types of harmonica, including diatonic, chromatic, tremolo, octave, orchestral, and bass versions. A harmonica is played by using the mouth, lips and tongue to direct air into or out of one or more holes along a mouthpiece. Behind each hole is a chamber containing at least one reed. A harmonica reed is a flat elongated spring typically made of brass, stainless steel, or bronze, which is secured at one end over a slot that serves as an airway. When the free end is made to vibrate by the player's air, it alternately blocks and unblocks the airway to produce sound. The lessons will consist of starting at the very beginning with the basics of first learning how to breathe and make tones through multiple holes and then getting a sound from one hole. We will learn how blowing in or out creates different ...

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Winslow Y.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English
  • Music composition and arranging from Vancouver Community College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Winslow Y.

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You can expect me to listen to what you tell me, listen to how you play, and then give you information and activities to increase your understanding and develop your abilities. It could be anything from which end of the harmonica is up to advanced classical or jazz performance, or anything in between - blues harp, Neil Young, you name it.

About Winslow

My focus is on you - helping you achieve your goals with the harmonica, whatever they may be. Whatever inspires you to pick up the harmonica, whoever you want to emulate, whatever style grabs you, I bring the background, deep knowledge, and teaching experience to enrich your understanding and grow y

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Robert B.
This was my first lesson with Winslow. During it, he was personal, patient, and professional. The man has a wealth of experience to share. No question I asked was too basic for him. Unlike other instructors, he focused on me as a student, not on his ability to impress me with his playing. I will continue with Winslow, who told me "I want to take you where you want to go with the harmonica." Who could ask for a better philosophy of teaching?
Kit F.
This was a good timely experience
Mike M.
Great first lesson. I think I am going to really get a lot out of these lessons
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Mark V S.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Mark V S.

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Ready to learn some pro techniques on one of the most fun, portable, and soulful instruments out there?

The chromatic harmonica was my first instrument which I taught myself by ear at the age of 5, so all ages are welcome in my harmonica class. The harmonica is perfect for playing melodies. I can play "blues harp" as well which is also a lot of fun and has a different kind of expressive feel with the bending. Whichever one you're interested in learning, I can help you hit the ground sprinting with one of the most portable and enjoyable instruments out there! It's all about the feeling and the fun of it!

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About Mark V

Mark V has been “Specializing In Melody” since the age of 5 when he discovered his natural ability to play and create catchy tunes by teaching himself the harmonica by ear. He went on to learn the accordion at 10, the piano at 12, MIDI and synthesizers at 15, the guitar at 30, and a long list o

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Drew H.
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Emily
After taking lessons online with Mark, I finally started making progress with the accordion I have had for 2 years and tried to learn by myself. He does a great job teaching music theory in small pieces that I can immediately use and apply to other songs and even other instruments as I go about practicing outside of lessons. I'm so glad I started taking lessons!

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Rob N.
First lesson and can't wait for the next and beyond. I really appreciated Mark's insights and suggestions to a song I brought to him for feedback. He was very supportive and provided actionable ideas I can use to improve it immediately.
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaching since 2005
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Gio A.

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I took up harmonica when I started songwriting, about five years ago. Inspired by Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and other pop/rock acts, I incorporated diatonic harp playing into my original songs. I later picked up blues style playing, improvisation, and other techniques. I'm happy to share my skills and techniques with harmonica players of all skill levels.

About Gio

I studied music at UCF (Orlando), focusing on classical and jazz guitar, but I also have years of experience playing rock, blues, folk, hip-hop, and musical theater on both guitar and drums. I have been teaching guitar, drums, and piano for about eight years to students of all ages. Music is wha

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Ron M.
Sure had fun and Gio gave me a lot of homework. This is good. I'm starting to get a good understanding of the Harmonica.
Ron M.
A great introduction to a Harmonica. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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James W.

92 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Canadian French, French - Canadian (Quebec) French, Australian English, American English, British English
  • Teaches students 5 to 25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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James W.

92 Reviews
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All aspects of using the Blues Harp, Harmonica and How to use a Guitar and Harmonica together for full musical fun. Integrated approach so you can sing, play, and strum with ease.

About James

New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production 8. PR and Promotions Business Background: I worked for Eddie Van Hale

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Alex
I absolutely loved taking lessons from James. I was just coming off of a long break from acting when I found him, and I’m so thankful that I did. He gave me the confidence boost that I needed to push onward in my training. Since he has experience in the industry, he was able to tell me (truthfully) what I need to expect when my career takes off someday. That aside, we read through screenplays, did some accent work, improved a bit before every class, and talked about the power of positivity/confidence. I learned a little bit of everything from him. If you’re looking to get started on your path to an acting career, James is definitely your guy! He’ll do whatever he can to prepare you for your crazy journey through the industry.
Michael Largent
Where do I start, Mr. Walsh is an amazing coach and even better person. His classes extend beyond what he is teaching you, with life insights and showing you how to free your mind and be more positive on a daily basis.
donaldo
convinced me of the importance of the fundamentals
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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
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Learn Harmonica in a relaxed, encouraging environment with a friendly expert :) Experienced harmonica teacher for over 15 years and more than 11,000 lessons taught. Posture, breathing, hand position, chords, single notes, bending, soloing, scales, and most importantly - your favorite songs!

About Jordan

1. All my students feel like rock stars! Each lesson is fun and enriching. 2. I provide a clear lesson plan complete with goals, achievement levels, and performances. *Experienced teacher and professional musician. *Has performed with: The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Bobby Kimball lead singer of

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Ethan A.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.

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"Patient, knowledgeable, engaging"
Nate
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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"Ronnie’s a fun and enthusiastic young guy and brings positive energy to his sessions. I don’t practice as much as I should, so any lack of progress is mine. He has a good knowledge of several instruments and musical genres."
Ira
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"I'm kind of old fashion cause I like face-to-face lessons vs online. I am very grateful Ronnie is within the area. Best music instructor I have ever had. I am soaking up everything he says, his explanations are flawless. I'm already looking forward for the next lesson."
Daniel King
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"This was my first lesson with Winslow. During it, he was personal, patient, and professional. The man has a wealth of experience to share. No question I asked was too basic for him. Unlike other instructors, he focused on me as a student, not on his ability to impress me with his playing. I will continue with Winslow, who told me "I want to take you where you want to go with the harmonica." Who could ask for a better philosophy of teaching?"
Robert
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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"Very good class

My son had a good time taking lessons from Matthew. Matthew was patient and helpful with Skype when we were not familiar with it. He explained the instrument very throughly. My son learned a lot and we hope to take lessons again in the future."
North
Took Harmonica lessons from Matthew H.
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"I just started with the harmonica. Am totally invested in learning so that I can enjoy the experience and play for myself. Ronnie is not only one of the better teachers I’ve had in my life but he finds ways to make me UNDERSTAND what is is I need to do to enjoy this new experience. Each lesson gives me another practice area and with Ronnies help , I KNOW that one day I will achieve what my goals are in playing the harmonica. Ronnie is pleasant, very patient and VERY skilled. If your a beginner, this should easily be the man you choose to teach you. I’m happy I did."
Steve
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Even though I've played for many years I've never had training in the basic foundation of harmonica play and these are the things we concentrated on: breath control, articulation, getting the most out of every exhale. Gave me some great drills to practice on and over all a great experience!"
David
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"I finished my first lesson with Ronnie today I was impressed by his technical knowledge as well as his teaching ability so far I have to give Ronnie five stars for our first lesson I believe all are further lessons will go as well as our first one"
Mike
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Winslow is very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher.
He's very passionate about the harmonica, which makes for a great learning experience. I look forward to future lessons."
Philip
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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Ramon
Took Harmonica lessons from Joshua F.
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