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Jordan M.

112 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Music Education, Jazz Emphasis from University of Miami, Coral Gables
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
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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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Eric B.
Jordan started teaching my son trumpet when he was 7 and we later added guitar lessons. In the past 8 years, my son has shined in both instruments in marching, concert, and jazz bands. As a musician, myself, I can appreciate how my son can master very difficult music as if he was an adult.
Laura W.
Jordan is wonderful!! He has taught both of my twin sons brass for the last few years. He is patient, knowledgable, and skilled at getting students excited about music!
Barbee G.
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Matthew H.

132 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • 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

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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Joel
Great instructor. Very patient. I learned a whole lot!
Cole T.
My grandson had a great lesson. Matthew is an excellent teacher for the beginner or non-beginner harmonica student. Very personable, knowledgeable and easy to understand.
Ricardo A.
Good first class season
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Ronnie B.

61 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French, German
  • Diploma from Redondo Union
  • Awarded Cutest Smile from Park near Perry Jr. Highschool
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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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Ronnie was very bright and wonderful with my kids. My kids are looking forward to having more lessons with him.
Rosemary
I take banjo lessons with Ronnie and he truly goes the extra mile for every lesson. This is a guy who truly cares about his students and will help you learn your way. He is very flexible and regularly opens up for questions so I don’t have to feel anxious about asking any questions I have. 2000% recommend him
Steve
Ronnie has been nothing but a positive influence on my learning the harmonica. His patience, and UNDERSTANDING of my faults as well as my growth is a virtue. Every lesson with him is a new experience, in both exercises and learning what to expect next. This is a teacher who CARES about how you play , and if you listen and take his guidance, he will make you a harmonica player.
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Nathan D.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Teaches Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Nathan D.

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We can learn the basics, how to find what key to play in, tongue/hand techniques, or even how to play guitar at the same time!

About Nathan

Hello! I have played guitar, bass, and drums for nearly 25 years. I also sing, play piano, and play several wind instruments. I compose music, and I have been involved in numerous live performance bands and recording studio projects. I studied music theory, composition, and technology

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Renee D.
Nate is always very patient with me and fun to have as a guitar instructor. He never makes me feel stupid, no matter how many times I need him to explain something
Mario L.
I am a 61 yr old and I come from the old school so keep this in mind - as a newbie, I was expecting a timeline of what we were going to learn each class session and if all was successful, where I should be (level wise) if all worked out according to plan! But, again, the world has changed and I am probably behind and so I am also learning! I will continue as this is only the first class and I believe things are just warming up!!! Looking forward to a great experience!
Reza H.

Tim G.

32 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • 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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Steve L.
thanks Tim!
Edward B.
Helpful first step. Course book on order and should arrive this week from Amazon. Let's see where this goes.
Laura F.
hes just awsome.
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Joshua F.

27 Reviews
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  • Speaks Mandarin, Spanish
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • BS, BA from Rutgers University
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Joshua F.

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An instrument I picked up long ago in a far off land.

About Joshua

Hello, my name is Joshua. I have years of experience in teaching children, in music and many other subjects---including work with special needs children. I have been in professional bands, composed electronic music for video games and YouTube videos, and written and contributed to textbooks on m

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Carol H.
Great experience! Great guy and knows his stuff
Kama M.
Josh gave my son lessons (my son is 7) on harmonica. He worked great and was my son is loved the experience.
Eva
We highly recommend classes with Josh! He is very friendly, patient and fun! My husband really, really enjoyed the lesson!

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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 $42. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $50 per hour.
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"Mr Matthew is an awesome teacher! My daughter always looks forward to her lessons. He is very patient and takes his time in making my daughter less anxious in learning harmonica. Thanks Mr Matthew!"
Samantha
Took Harmonica lessons from Matthew H.
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"Good lesson. easy going person, with patience to teach."
Rodrigo
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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"I just started with the harmonica. Am totally invested in learning so that I can enjoy the experience and play for myself. Ronnie is not only one of the better teachers I’ve had in my life but he finds ways to make me UNDERSTAND what is is I need to do to enjoy this new experience. Each lesson gives me another practice area and with Ronnies help , I KNOW that one day I will achieve what my goals are in playing the harmonica. Ronnie is pleasant, very patient and VERY skilled. If your a beginner, this should easily be the man you choose to teach you. I’m happy I did."
Steve
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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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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"Matt provided an awesome learning experience through down to earth, easy to understand explanations. Trying to figure harmonica playing out on my own for 2 years, I had heard of some of the concepts he taught with the music theory, but when he explained it, it actually made sense. Before this lesson, I mostly played along with the lyrics of songs that I know. After going over and learning the song "low rider", which is a new song for me, I am encouraged to seek out songs that have harmonica parts. One of my original goals in taking lessons is to learn to be able to improvise and I was given the opportunity to play the harmonica while Matt played the guitar. The hour was packed with information and harping and I am looking forward to my next lesson. If you are looking for an awesome instructor, I highly recommend Matt."
Charlene
Took Harmonica lessons from Matthew H.
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"Mr Matthew is such a wonderful teacher! He takes his time in teaching new beginners like my daughter. She is learning so much in harmonica and always looks forward to her lesson."
Lue
Took Harmonica lessons from Matthew H.
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"Great lessons. Enjoyed learning the instrument with Jordan. Excellent teacher."
Andy
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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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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"James was great! He clearly showed me some basic steps in learning how to play the Harmonica and I am looking forward to more lessons with him. He has a very pleasant and easy-going manner."
Susan
Took Harmonica lessons from James R.
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"Mark was great! Huge help for my project"
Julie
Took Harmonica lessons from Mark V S.
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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”!