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Karen D.

34 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English
  • Bachelor Of Music Magna Cum Laude from Berklee School Of Music
  • Teaches Beginner
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Karen D.

34 Reviews
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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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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!!
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.
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Gordon L.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Gordon L.

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About Gordon

Gordon L. began playing music at a very early age but didn't begin to learn the saxophone until he was in fifth grade. Gordon's interest in music grew when he began to work sound systems for bluegrass bands and eventually he started to experiment more with music. Soon after he would pick up gu

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Kathy
Patient, supportive, and accommodating my limited tech abilities by sending tunes to my email.
Really enjoying the lessons.
Vishal P.
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Cooper W.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded BEST Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Kait K.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French, English
  • Master Of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre from San Diego State University
  • 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 easier 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!

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...shatter 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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Stephen B.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Stephen B.

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Learn how to play songs on the harmonica for family and friends!
I will teach you how to play the harmonica with ease and you'll get some spiritual training as well!
Learn how to slow down and speed up your breathing, and move quickly with the harmonica.

About Stephen

Hello! I am Stephen B, a 35-year-old who has traveled to Israel, Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Italy, and Alaska. I've taught K-8th graders, 2-6-year-old children, seniors, and adults. I currently teach 7-12th grade students at a private Christian school, P.E., Health, Weight Training, Chr

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Bernadette
Stephen, is the first guitar instructor where I was able to successfully follow along with him and play an entire song from start to finish. I felt like a real guitarist! He's fun, supportive and has an upbeat positive attitude. He'll be patient with you and meet you where you're at musically.

Five stars!
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Winslow Y.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Pete Pedersen Lifetime Achievement Award from SPAH, the Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica
  • Music composition and arranging from Vancouver Community College
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Winslow Y.

18 Reviews
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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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Charles W.
Excellent teacher who is perfectly content with teaching me the very basics and can obviously teach at a much higher level as well.
Tim
Awesome, so much to learn
James H.
So awesome, very knowledgeable and patient teacher. Can't wait to practice and do more of these!

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Average Cost of Harmonica Lessons in Newton, MA

The average cost of 60-minute harmonica lessons in Newton is $55. 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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"Kait is kind, so talented and knowledgeable. Very comfortable being with her. She's a pro and a pleasure."
Julie
Took Harmonica lessons from Kait K.
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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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"Good lesson. easy going person, with patience to teach."
Rodrigo
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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"Jordan is a great teacher! He's very patient and knowledgeable. I learned a lot from him in a short time. I'm taking a short break, but will definitely go back to him at a later time."
Dave
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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"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."
Jim Catalano
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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"Great first lesson. Started with basics so I understood my new harmonica. Looking forward to lesson 2."
Frank
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"So awesome, very knowledgeable and patient teacher. Can't wait to practice and do more of these!"
James
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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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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"Ronnie is professional, polite and patient. He is knowledgeable and understands both music and the principles of teaching well."
Eric
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Very good teacher; he wrote the book on playing harmonica."
Daniel
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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