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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaching since 1980
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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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Tim G.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University
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Tim G.

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I provide a clear, concise, proven path to success at playing the harmonica. I focus on the most important aspects at mastering the instrument. We also have fun as well!

About Tim

Unlike other teachers that teach multiple instruments and add harmonica to their list, Tim's sole focus and expertise is the harmonica! Tim began playing harmonica at the age of thirteen. In addition to the guidance and nurturing he received from his musical family, Tim studied with harmonica gr

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Jim P.
Tim is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He made sure I learn the basics correctly so I can improve
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Steve L.
Tim is a fantastic teacher - he brought me from being unable to play single notes and knowing nothing about music theoery to having fun playing both blues and classic rock riffs and understanding major and minor scales in just 5 hours of lessons. He is also a lot of fun to hang out with talking about music and beyond. Highly recommended!
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Rose M.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • AA Liberal Arts from Ocean County College
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Rose M.

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Looking to add harmonica to your list? Let me show you the basics to get you started on your harmonica journey.

About Rose

Hello, I'm Miss Rose. I've been teaching since I was 14 years old. I started off as a junior piano teacher, working with school aged children, and have been teaching ever since. I love music! Life just wouldn't be as sweet without it. Teaching is a passion of mine which will show in my lessons. I am

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rob M.
I am very lucky to have rose is my harmonica teacher she is very knowledgeable and patient and has a great disposition
rob M.
I appreciate rules as a teacher she was great
Ainsley M.
Rose is wonderful! Very outgoing, professional, easy to talk to and she really knows her stuff! Rose did a fantastic job making my 11 year old daughter feel comfortable with her as well as ascertaining where she was in terms of her piano playing abilities. I would absolutely recommend Rose as a most excellent piano instructor!
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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
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Awarded Songwriting Award from Beat100.com in the UK
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James W.

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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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Patrick B.

9 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Patrick B.

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Blues crossharp, Country.

About Patrick

Hello there! My name is Pat, I live in Provo, Utah and I absolutely love playing the guitar! Besides studying the instrument over the past 16 years, I've played in countless bands and have performed in over 1000 shows in my lifetime. Some notable concerts I've played: Bonnaroo, Austin City Limit

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Lauren T.
Super helpful first lesson!
Ali
I know more about the guitar than I ever thought I would, thanks to a Patrick. He is so patient with me and knows exactly how to teach me so that I remember and understand. I originally started taking lessons to be able to play a few songs around a campfire and now I can play whatever song I want because he really taught me to read music and know chords. I’ve been taking lessons for less than 6 months and I am farther along than I even thought possible. I would recommend Patrick to anyone and everyone wanting to learn guitar. He is incredible and such a great teacher!!!!!!
Heidi
Patrick is extremely knowledgable which makes learning from him really fun and engaging. He not only teaches you how to play, but teaches you the why behind every chord and how it relates to other things you've already learned. He's patient, fun to learn from and will help you reach your goals. I can guarantee there is no other teacher out there who knows more about this instrument — he's definitely worth the investment!
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Mark V S.

47 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • Awarded Outstanding Faculty Award 2013-2014, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
  • B.A. in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition from University of California at Santa Cruz
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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.
yes :)
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!

Also the TakeLessons website and video chat function work well; I haven't had any problems logging on or with connection so the lessons have all gone smoothly from a technical standpoint.
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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"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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"Matthew is personable and knowledgable. He took the time to evaluate my knowledge of general musical theory, and seems interested in helping me learn the kind of music that I want to play.
I was excited that I learned so much in my first lesson!"
Sam
Took Harmonica lessons from Matthew H.
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"Great teacher for my 6 yr. old son!"
Christa
Took Harmonica lessons from Joshua F.
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"Great first lesson. I think I am going to really get a lot out of these lessons"
Mike
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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"Outstanding
Enjoyed my lesson
Looking forward to the next"
Richard
Took Harmonica lessons from James R.
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"I had my first harmonica lesson with Ronnie and he is awesome! He is very passionate and knowledgeable about music. As a teacher, he is patient and thorough. I appreciate that he was able to simplify concepts for me and took the time to identify my goals. For our first lesson he was intentional about not jumping in too quickly and helping me set realistic expectations for my progress. I left feeling excited to turn this interest into a long-term passion. His communication is great and he is responsive via email and text. I had a change in my schedule for the first lesson. When I reached out to him to ask about changing the time he was understanding and flexible. I felt safe meeting in his home and he has an adorable dog (which is an obvious bonus)."
Jenny
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Getting right to the point, Ronnie is an amazing choice for an instructor. You can't go wrong with this guy. In depth review follows this statement.

Now we can get to why this is. I am a teacher but definitely not a music teacher. However no matter what you teach there must be a defined plan with structure. Ronnie takes this to heart and provides authentic instruction with passion. The amount of video and photo examples on his bio are unparalleled, it gave me confidence in choosing him. I got see his character and enthusiasm with instruction.

I've never played Harmonica before and Ronnie laid out the foundation that I needed, in easily digestible steps, to become a skilled player on a simple looking yet complex instrument. He has provided guidance on harps to purchase, reference materials, practice schedule and artists to check out. Even with this being an online course he has been extremely attentive to what I'm doing and makes sure that I get all the technical aspects correct. Ronnie checked for my understanding on the concepts and clarified anything I was not clear on. He has been beyond what I expected from an instructor and he has made himself available for questions even outside of my lesson time. It is rare to find an instructor in any field with this passion and customer service. Thank you."
Troy
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Great class thanks Joshua !"
Amr Sabbah
Took Harmonica lessons from Joshua F.
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"energetic and straightfoward."
Ramon
Took Harmonica lessons from Joshua F.
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"James was great! He clearly showed me some basic steps in learning how to play the Harmonica and I am looking forward to more lessons with him. He has a very pleasant and easy-going manner."
Susan
Took Harmonica lessons from James R.
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