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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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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
  • Teaching since 1972
  • Music composition and arranging from Vancouver Community College
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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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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Music Education, Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami, Coral Gables
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Jordan M.

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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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Cooper W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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Cooper W.

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I can teach you how to play a mean blues harp, great for blues jams with friends!

About Cooper

I have a Bachelor's Degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and I also studied Classical Performance at the Lionel Hampton School of Music. I have ten years professional performing experience road touring in the U.S.A., and international on cruise ships. Most recently with For The

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William
I am new to playing the flute, self-taught for 8 months. Cooper is very personable and I think he spotted my weaknesses quickly. He was very encouraging and gave me a mixture of exercises working on the beginnings of listening and playing with another musician as well as fingering. He is going to get some theory in as well, so that’s hitting all of what is essential for me to move forward.
Cooper B.
Cooper is kind and encoraging and helped my son work through a difficult audition piece. He really related well with my son and made him feel proud of his abilities and skills. I would be glad to recommend Cooper.
Christian D.
Just getting started but I can tell Cooper knows what he’s doing and I’m looking forward to getting to where I want to be with the harmonica
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Mark V S.

47 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • Teaching since 1998
  • Teaches Beginner
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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!

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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Kait K.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
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  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1997
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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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"Great insight! I often smiled as he explained and answered my questions before I asked him. Enjoyed my 1st lesson"
Lon
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Josh gave my son lessons (my son is 7) on harmonica. He worked great and was my son is loved the experience."
Kama
Took Harmonica lessons from Joshua F.
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"Great first lesson- Winslow is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. He is very good at explaining and demonstrating technique in a clear way. Thanks again!"
Andrew
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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"Ronnie is really good at teaching and he explains the foundations of harmonica playing clearly. He makes sure to address all questions that you have and makes sure you understand something before moving on. He's passionate about music and he's extremely talented in multiple instruments. Highly recommend!"
Hannah
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"I've taken several lessons from Mark and he has taught me harmonica basics and the "secret" methods of the great harmonica musicians. The lesson time flies by so I know I'm enjoying his teaching expertise. My harmonica playing ability has improved 1000% with the help of Mark!"
Irwin
Took Harmonica lessons from Mark V S.
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"Great teacher. Knows where I am at and knows where I need to go."
Doug
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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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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"My 7 year old daughter is a first time Harmonica player and my wife and I are not musically inclined at all! Matthew is excellent, by the end of our first session she could understand notes and chords, which were all foreign to us before we started. After our very first lesson, my daughter was able to play Low Rider well enough to where the common ear could hear it. Bottom line is he is patient and and takes time to explain and my daughter loves it so that is the biggest win."
Isabella
Took Harmonica lessons from Matthew H.
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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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"Good teacher, lots of patience & knowledge. Thanks"
Hiram
Took Harmonica lessons from Matthew H.
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