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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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 ...

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Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Aidan V.
Karen was great!
Carter
This teacher misrepresented her ability to teach the C system chromatic button accordion. I don't believe that she has ever played one. I asked her before purchasing a set of classes if she knew this instrument and was competent to teach it, and she said she was.

She didn't have one, so she could never demonstrate anything I asked about. She didn't know the key layout. She didn't know the conventions for numbering fingers. She didn't know the basic home key scale pattern.

I waited until I'd finished four classes with my new teacher before writing this so I'd have a good basis for comparison. He is immensely better at teaching this than she was. It further convinced me that she never should have represented herself as competent to teach this particular instrument.
Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
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Eric R.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2019
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Eric R.

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From complete beginners to more intermediate players all lessons are personalized with your goals in mind. Let me share some of the joy I have found in these compact and portable instruments. Blues harp is where my strengths lie but I will happily work with you towards any style you please. If you are brand new to playing we will start with how to hold the instrument and how breathe into it. A little hint that some people don't realize up front is you play breathing in and out. We will work on some chugging and maybe get to isolating single notes. For more advanced students we can start with a new song that you have picked out or I can recommend one to you. Don't forget to pick out a decent harmonica. If its under $30 it is probably more of a toy than an instrument. Key of C recommended but I can work with what you have.

About Eric

My students have described me as patient and engaging. It is important to me that you have fun on your journey towards mastery. That doesn't mean it will be easy. Improvement requires consistent effort over time. Let me show you some of the tools that have helped me in my efforts, and help you avoi

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Elwin P.
I had fun working with Eric and I'm looking forward to our next lesson
Tim B.
Relaxed, no stress lesson. Eric is very encouraging with a complete novice.
Ramon L.
right on target and clear.
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Tim G.

34 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 g

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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!
Steve L.
thanks Tim!

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Jordan M.

116 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Music Education, Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami, Coral Gables
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jordan M.

116 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 former lead s

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Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
Rick
My first lesson with Jordan was very cool. Extremely knowledgeable, great patience, great communication and very supportive.
I can’t wait for my next lesson. I’m going to practice now. Everyone should be awake. 👊🏻
Jim Catalano
Jordan is a genuinely kind man with a very positive & encouraging approach to teaching music. he is knowledgeable, meets you where you are in terms of skill level and makes the whole experience motivating and fun. Can't wait for my next lesson.
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Gio A.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • BA Music from University of Central Florida
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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 wh

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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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Mark V S.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $80
  • Speaks Russian, English, German
  • Awarded Outstanding Faculty Award 2013-2014, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
  • Teaches Beginner
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Mark V S.

33 Reviews
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The chromatic harmonica was my first instrument which I taught myself by ear at the age of 5. It's 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 running with one of the most portable and enjoyable instruments out there! It's all about the feeling and the fun of it!

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 of o

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Steve L.
Great lessons, I have had 8 or 9 lessons and already working on James Bond theme song! Great way to learn by giving your fingers knowledge of the cords and various tempos. Fun and learning. Now as Mark says instead of practice, “go catch some fun”
Steve L.
Great lesson, already progressing on 3rd lesson and believe me I know absolutely nothing. Thanks

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Average Cost of Harmonica Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute harmonica lessons in Oakland is $53. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $75 per hour.
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$43 average
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$53 average

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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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"He came up with just the right exercises to help with my current problems. Answered questions lucidly. Very patient."
Tom
Took Harmonica lessons from Gio A.
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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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"Far exceeded my expectations. It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. Winslow is a GREAT instructor and a well respected expert, well known in the worldwide Harmonica community."
Steve
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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"Great first lesson, looking forward to the next one."
Clayton
Took Harmonica lessons from James W.
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"Fabian is knowledgeable, patient, and easy going. He comes prepared, is flexible to whatever direction you want to go, and will answer or research any questions you have. Great online teacher."
Derek
Took Harmonica lessons from Fabian D.
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"Ronnie is the best. He knows his stuff. He knows how to explain things so that they’re easily understood. He knows how to motivate a student to want to learn. I highly recommend Ronnie."
Marlo
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"very skilled, upbeat-good grasp of my needs"
Linda
Took Harmonica lessons from Matthew K.
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"This was my first experience with on line teaching and it was great. I had tried reading the books and watching some videos on You Tube and was not making progress. Just a few minutes with Paul and what I couldn't figure out suddenly made sense.

Looking forward to next week."
Soni
Took Harmonica lessons from Paul N.
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"Eric did a great job allowing me to ask questions and get a clear understanding of what I needed to do. He did a great job instructing and cant wait to continue on with the lessons!"
John
Took Harmonica lessons from Eric R.
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