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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • 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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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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James W.

92 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Canadian French, French - Canadian (Quebec) French, Australian English, American English, British English
  • Awarded Songwriting Award from Beat100.com in the UK
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Kait K.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Marion Ross Scholar from San Diego State University
  • Master Of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre from San Diego State University
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Kait K.

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I learned how to play harmonica in Los Angeles while headlining my own blues band. I am no pro but I can play beginning to intermediate harmonica solos well and love to teach the basics to beginners. I have played for the last 18 years or so and have taught singers who wish to add this skill to their bag o tricks!

I love helping people explore this wonderful, small but powerful instrument. If you've got a mouth and a pair of lungs, you can play the harmonica! My goal is to help students learn how to play harmonica through a combination of exercises and song material. I'll have you playing a harmonica solo on lesson #1. For those who want to, we can learn new song material at every lesson.

There's nothing more fun than whipping out your harmonica at a party and playing a little song or two or three! If you've been thinking about taking this up, don't wait any longer, it's easier to learn than you might think and it's so rewarding.

About Kait

Kait K. has been coaching singers of all ages and abilities since 1997. "Every singer has stumbling blocks. It is my passion to help them identify those, understand them and then move past them. Singers are complex people with complex instruments, and no matter what our expertise level, the desire t

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Julie
Kait is kind, so talented and knowledgeable. Very comfortable being with her. She's a pro and a pleasure.
Julie *.
Kait is kind, professional and very knowledgeable. Love working with her!
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Matthew H.

149 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $26
  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Awarded Student Favorite from Takelessons Community from TakeLessons
  • Teaching since 1988
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Matthew H.

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Award-Winning Teacher - Networked/played with various members of Heart & Bad Company & Former Queensryche. Learn Your Favorite Songs Quickly & Accurately.
2020 Update - I'm Pacific NW Guitarist for Rudy Parris from "NBC TV's The Voice!" Go Team Blake -

Teaching Harmonica Is My Specialty.. Been Playing & Performing For 35 years now!

Harmonica is also a quick way to get into a band fast and sound like you've been playing for years.

Learn The Basics Right Down To The Hottest Current Signature Lick & Tricks. Harmonica Is Always Cool - Everywhere!

About Matthew

Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Prou

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Leslie
My experience with Matt teaching me the in's and out's of word-press is more than I could ever have imagined. I am not sure if I would be as far along in setting up my business if not for his teaching style. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Jackie
Everything really well explained
Drew
Matt is an amazing teacher
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Patrick B.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaching since 2018
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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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"Matt is extremely patience yet challenging in his teaching style. He is teaching me songs that I really enjoy playing."
Rich LeBrun
Took Harmonica lessons from Matthew H.
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"Great lesson. Already sound coming from harmonica is better."
Doug
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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"Jordan has a personable, fun style. He put me at ease in my first lesson. He found examples and imagery that helped me understand how to play and appreciate some technical musical concepts. Jordan helped me get off my musical plateau in one lesson."
Dirk
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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"I am at the mid point of my 8 lessons with Randall. I began my lessons as a firm believer I didn't have a music bone in my body. I was tone deaf. I couldn't learn music.
Since I started my harmonica lessons began, Randall has helped me throw these self imposed restrictions in the trash can. I hear musical notes now. When I whistle, I can tell i'm off tune with the song. And I'm playing, although slowly, songs I love on a musical instrument. And I'm not talking Hot Cross Buns or the song about wondering what a Twinkling Star is. (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, how I wonder what you are....you obviously know what it is, you just called it by name?!)
I'm talking Killing Me Softly, and Patience by Guns N' Roses.
Randall always infuses musical history within the lessons, which I find as valuable as the lesson themselves. During the lesson, when trying to help demonstrate how the song goes, Randall will pull out an additional instrument and play along side me. I'm literally playing music with someone, I never thought I was capable of this! It's very exciting for a musical novice.
Randall also emphasizes learning the right way, at the right speed. As I was racing through Patience with little grace, he gave me this feedback.
"Do we want to play this song like Axel Rose, heck yeah we do! And we will! But for now, lets slow it down and learn it correctly." He wants his students to learn the right way, so when it's time, they play their instrument at a high level.

My lessons have been an all encompassing educational experience.
If you are interested in learning a musical instrument, in a fun atmosphere from a passionate music professional, you should book Randall ASAP."
Brandie
Took Harmonica lessons from Randall K.
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"I already LOVE Ronny as my guitar instructor and from playing with him I knew how talented he was with harmonica. So I decided to start lessons with him for just that. I also have my best friend taking harmonica lessons with him! His positive support and analogies connect the dots when it comes to learning a new instrument. I highly recommend Ronny as a teacher! Humble, talented and genuine."
Gretchen
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Randall is a great teacher! The lessons are fun and I feel like I learn a lot. :)"
Shelley
Took Harmonica lessons from Randall K.
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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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"Lots of info on the the blues harp , Jamed out on the 3-4 , took it on a journey, went whaling and brought it back home. Great intro to a new instrument placement breath and intent"
Jon
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 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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