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Matthew H.

121 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Bachelors in Communication from Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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.
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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

Learn How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! See How Associates Of Mine Made it On “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Learn Easy Achievable "Baby Steps" To Get You Started. 12 Steps

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Matthew is very knowledgeable and very patient, I enjoyed my first lesson.
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Very nice teacher
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Jordan M.

108 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Music Education, Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami, Coral Gables
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2003
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Jordan M.

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Learn your favorite tunes! Single notes, bends, fun riffs and melodies. My love of the blues and Stevie Wonder is what drew me to the harmonica, and I really enjoy sharing that.

In the first several music lessons we establish overall music fundamentals. Good ears (notes), and good time feel (rhythm). We also get the basics of harmonica playing technique, and a song or two. After that, we expand into whatever music inspires you.

My hope is that I'll help you become a well round musician and harmonica player :-)

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, Great Good Fine Ok, 10,000

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Oskar
Jordan is really patient with our boys. He teaches our older son (11 yrs old) piano and our younger son (9 years old) guitar. They are both making progress.
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Eagan R.
Jordan helped my son relax and didn't make him feel bad about things he didn't know as they were getting to know each other. We are excited to work together.
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Mark V S.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • 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.

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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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Anette G.
Mark makes the lessons intuitive and easy to follow. The lessons are varied, and he builds skills into each lesson with fun and helpful methods.
Marie G.
I really appreciate Mark's teaching ability. He breathes music and make it easy to understand. I wasn't expecting to make that much progress or to have that depth of knowledge of music or my instrument in only 5 lessons. He gives a lot and he is eager to respond to my questions. I recommend Mark as a accordion teacher.
Jordel
Mark V. was great. He knew how to keep class fun and engaging. He truly cares and teaches piano in a way that is intuitive and can be applied to more than one instrument.
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Clint H.

34 Reviews
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  • B.A. Cum Laude, Visual Arts from Augsburg College, Mpls, MN
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded SPAH Official Society Award for Harmonica Teaching from Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica
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Clint H.

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I've had a lifetime of experience teaching private lessons on the harmonica and have the skills it takes to help you through the process of learning to play in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. I've been a full time musician my entire adult life teaching and performing on stage, the studio and the classroom.

About Clint

"The Harmonica is my specialty as a professional performer and teacher. It's not my 2nd or 3rd instrument, but my primary one that I've spent a lifetime mastering. I've been teaching, performing and recording on the harmonica for over 30 years and I'm an expert on both the chromatic harmonica and t

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Nathan Goldin
Exceeded all expectations
Looking forward to continuing
Jim M.
I'm 70 and never had formal training. Have been playing by ear. Clint is beginning to take me from there through the basics that I need to improve on what I can do.
Gopal R.
Clint is a fantastic teacher who has a deep understanding of the basics, technique, and various styles. He's really good in teaching a novice like me who's learning western style music for the first time. As with any learning, it's important to connect with a teacher so the learning becomes fruitful, and Clint connects so well to a student. Would highly recommend Clint as a harmonica teacher.
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Ronnie B.

49 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ronnie B.

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From the first Kiss to the upmost demanding wailing on stage, I will show you the secrets and zen of the Harmonica! All levels. Let's have fun!

About Ronnie

Hi,My Name is Ronnie. I have been playing music for eight years and I am currently Leader of "Blonde", my Rock N' Roll, Rhythm N' Swing Band. I Live in Redondo Beach and have Lived in the Southbay for most of my life.I was blessed to grow up around the local music scene! I've had the pleasure of pe

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Alejandro B.
First lesson and am already super impressed. He really makes sure you not only learn how to play guitar, but that you understand why playing is so important. For any musician that is going to add guitar to their repertoire of instruments, he’s a must.
Antal
I am starting from scratch. Ronnie Took me through the basics learning the structure of the guitar and brief music theory. He definitely knows the craft and can play! Good teacher for any level player
Eric Liu
Great teacher! Very easy to communicate!! Super talented!!
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Tim G.

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  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Tom
I'm the type of student who tries to fit my practice time in between other aspects of my busy schedule. Tim is the type of teacher that understands that, and caters each session to the advances I've made, and the places where I've fallen behind. With me he always found a way to compliment me on any progress, and tips on where to head next.

Tim's approach is laid back, and yet deep in the knowledge that hes willing to share from decades of honing his craft. Never intimidating; always helpful and completely straight.

A top notch instructor in my book, well worth every minute spent in his studio. And generous to a fault, with knowledge and tools by which to learn!
Gabor R.
Tim has been an awesome teacher and my skills are improving dramatically. He also answers the questions about what key, why and where did it come from. A very skilled musician.
Nicholas K.
Very clear instruction and very helpful

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing harmonica teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of Harmonica Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute harmonica lessons is $50. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $60 per hour.
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"Dude is legit. About to see massive growth in my harp game... Watch out ladies lol"
Sam
Took Harmonica lessons from Fabian D.
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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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"In my first lesson with Winslow he listened to what I had to say about my experience, my frustrations and my goals. He listened to me play and quickly diagnosed some issues and offered some helpful advice on how to address them. I came away with a much better sense of how to structure my practices to make them more productive and with some specific things on which to work."
Robert
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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"Tim's method for teaching harmonica is enjoyable and logical. I can honestly say that my tone, technique and overall facility on the harp have improved so much in just a few weeks of working with him (after a year or so of trying to figure things out on my own via the internet). He knows just how to convey in words -- in a way that you can understand and implement -- exactly what you need to be doing with your mouth, lungs, etc. to help you improve your sound. As such his instruction can provide a great foundation for playing in any genre (blues, pop, country etc.). Also he's super laid back so that's another plus."
Lynn
Took Harmonica lessons from Tim G.
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"Clint has a relaxed almost casual approach to teaching Harmonica. I learn more each lesson than with any other instructor. I recommend Clint and his style of teaching to anyone interested in playing harmonica."
Donald Penson
Took Harmonica lessons from Clint H.
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"Clint is patient and gives good pointers. He’s been keeping everything upbeat and interesting.
I will be continuing with him."
Chris
Took Harmonica lessons from Clint H.
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"Great first class ! Can't wait for the next one !"
Kim
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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"Andrew is great!! My 6 yr old has really enjoyed learning from him."
Johnny
Took Harmonica lessons from Andrew H.
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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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Private Harmonica Lessons Near You

Also known as a mouth organ or French harp, the harmonica is a free reed wind instrument, meaning it produces sound when wind passes over a reed encased in a frame. The harmonica is played all around the world, but perhaps most notably in American blues and folk music. 

A versatile instrument, there are several different sizes and types of harmonicas that play in different keys and produce a variety of tones, such as the diatonic, minor, major and 12-hole. Harmonica players use their hands, tongue, lips, and breath to control the tone, volume, and notes as they're played. 

Capable of producing a range of sounds, harmonica music can be both uplifting and melancholy. This nifty instrument can be tucked into a pocket, played on the back porch, on a walk in the park, or anywhere that suits you.

Why Learn to Play Harmonica?

For such a small instrument, the harmonica delivers big health benefits. A major part of harmonica technique involves breathing exercises aimed to increase lung capacity. Not only does greater lung capacity improve technique, it's also good for patients with lung disorders, like COPD. 

Harmonica playing resembles a common rehabilitation exercise used on pulmonary patients. When playing the harmonica, you must inhale and exhale forcefully against the instrument. This action strengthens the diaphragm and deepens breathing.

The meditative combination of deep breathing and focus associated with playing the harmonica can also regulate the heart rate, lower blood pressure, and reduce anxiety. In addition, deep belly breathing will strengthen your core muscles, improving posture and slimming your waistline. Harmonica is also used to treat patients with facial paralysis and Parkinson's disease.

Topics You'll Learn in Harmonica Lessons Near You

Whether you're interested in country, folk, jazz, rock, or blues harmonica lessons, a private tutor will customize harmonica classes to your individual interests. A private teacher will also ensure lessons are designed to complement your learning style and age. 

For example, private harmonica lessons for beginners include different course content than those for advanced students, and harmonica lessons for children differ greatly from harmonica lessons for adults. Below, you’ll find some of the example topics you can expect to learn at each skill level. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Harmonica Lessons

Congrats on choosing to learn harmonica! In private harmonica lessons for beginners, you'll learn all the basics you need to start playing some simple tunes and melodies. Beginner lessons may cover the following topics:

  • How the harmonica works
  • Instrument care
  • How to hold the harmonica
  • Breathing techniques and exercises
  • Blowing and drawing
  • Playing methods: the pucker, the tongue, and single notes
  • Introduction to music theory
  • Learning to read harmonica tabs
  • Learn to play a simple song

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Harmonica Classes

Intermediate harmonica classes are designed to further develop your basic skills, while you study more challenging techniques. In intermediate harmonica, you'll become a much better musician the more you practice. Intermediate lessons may cover the following topics:

  • Breathing control
  • Introduction to pitch change
  • Bending techniques - Tilt method - No-tilt bend

  • Alternative techniques for holding the harmonica

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Harmonica Lessons

In advanced lessons, you'll be poised to master the harmonica. Whether taking rock, country, or blues harmonica lessons, your teacher will help you perfect your skills to play your preferred genre with plenty of soul. Advanced lessons often cover the following topics:

  • Harmonica positions one through five
  • Playing harmonicas in different keys
  • Major, minor, and blues scales
  • Draw bends
  • Blow bends
  • Overblows and overdraws
  • Hone style and genre playing

How long does it take to learn to play harmonica? It's different for everyone depending on the student's existing knowledge of music, time available to practice, and frequency of lessons. But working with a private instructor will put you at an advantage. 

You'll receive immediate feedback and your instructor's undivided attention, helping you overcome challenges and pick up new techniques more quickly.

Find a Tutor for Private Harmonica Lessons

When you're ready to learn to play harmonica, you'll first need to find an experienced harmonica teacher. A quick search here at TakeLessons will provide you with lots of harmonica teachers, offering lessons near you and online. 

Our instructors come highly recommended and background-checked. They have years of experience teaching and many have worked in the music business. We recommend choosing to learn harmonica with a teacher who specializes in the genre of music you love. 

To help you make your final choice, read the reviews left by other harmonica students, like you. Once you've selected your favorite teacher, go ahead and schedule your first lesson. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to playing songs like "Amazing Grace" and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot”!