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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
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JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
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Mark V S.

47 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • B.A. in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition from University of California at Santa Cruz
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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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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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Matthew H.

149 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English
  • Bachelors in Communication from Washington State University - Edward R Murrow School of Communications
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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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

Master How To Play An Instrument or Sing with Celeb Online or In-Studio Music Lessons & Personal Coaching.. Learn How Associates Of Mine Made it On American Idol 2021 & “NBC TV’s The Voice!" Develop The Sound & Singing Voice You Want & Need For Success! Congrats Ava August 2021 - I'm So Prou

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Leslie
My experience with Matt teaching me the in's and out's of word-press is more than I could ever have imagined. I am not sure if I would be as far along in setting up my business if not for his teaching style. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Jackie
Everything really well explained
Drew
Matt is an amazing teacher
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Ronnie B.

78 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, French, Italian, Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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 what I’ve learned on 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 per

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Ben
As a complete newbie to the Harmonica, Ronnie was very thorough and patient with me. I look forward to having many more lessons with him.
Sergio
Ronnie is an amazing teacher. He is very patient as a teacher and explains things in a way that makes it very simple to understand. He cares a lot about his students and their improvement and will work with you on whatever you might be struggling with and will help you feel more comfortable and confident.
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Just go to ronnie. Very knowledgeable from his mistakes and victories
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Tim G.

35 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
  • 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 gr

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Jim P.
Tim is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He made sure I learn the basics correctly so I can improve
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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!
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Winslow Y.

23 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English
  • Music composition and arranging from Vancouver Community College
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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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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Local Lessons

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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Is your dream harmonica teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Learn More About Harmonica Notes and Rhythms with Online Harmonica Lessons

With a long history of significance in early American bluegrass and blues music, there’s no question that the harmonica is one of the most important and commonly played instruments in the country. In addition, the harmonica has a great deal of popularity around the world in multiple musical styles.

Have you been wanting to learn an instrument but aren’t sure which to choose or where to start? For many people, their decision of which instrument to learn is based on what kind of music they want to play, but it’s also perfectly acceptable to choose an instrument just because you like its sound and its many possibilities. Whether you have specific genres in mind that you want to master or just want to learn a new skill, taking online harmonica lessons is a great place to start.

Reasons to Learn Harmonica Notes with a Professional Teacher

Learning to play harmonica notes, rhythms, and songs offers several unique benefits that other instruments may lack. However, the act of taking up any kind of music lessons has many overarching pros that drastically outweigh any cons there might be. Here are some of the primary reasons you should consider taking online harmonica lessons.

The harmonica is known as one of the smallest and most convenient instruments on the market today. Despite being able to project its sound over impressive distances, the typical harmonica can easily fit in your pocket, making it easy to take on the go. While other instruments like guitars and violins can have bulky and heavy carrying cases, you’ll never have to worry about inconvenience with your harmonica.

The harmonica’s size is precisely the reason that harmonica players are so easily added to any musical group or jam session among friends. Without any pesky cables to plug in or any setup required at all, the players of these instruments can simply layer their harmonica notes over the musical texture whenever they feel is right without having to worry about any technical or physical drawbacks.

Another reason why new musicians looking to start playing an instrument may choose harmonica over other options is its amazing affordability. Guitars typically start at a few hundred dollars on the low end, and similar instruments like ukuleles and violins can be priced similarly. Though some high-end harmonicas can edge into an expensive price range, starter models can be found in nearly any music store for under $15. The only instrument that has the harmonica beat on price is the voice!

The History of Harmonica Notes in America and Abroad

For many, harmonica music has a distinctly American sound. It often reminds listeners of classic rock and folk music from the mid 20th century as well as the distinct Southern blues of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Though the harmonica was a significant player in many original American music styles, the instrument got its start in China thousands of years ago.

The original harmonica was called the Sheng, a Chinese instrument that was constructed from wooden bamboo reeds. The instrument was unique to China and surrounding Asian countries until it spread to Europe in the 18th century. There, instrument makers experimented with new modes of construction for the Sheng, which was now referred to as the Aura.

It wasn’t until 1825 that the harmonica as we know it was created by a European instrument manufacturer named Richter. This version of the instrument was built with 10 holes and 2 reed plates with 10 metal reeds in each, the same as the modern harmonica. The design of the instrument is such that on any given hole, two different notes can be played, and the note will be determined by whether you’re breathing out or breathing in.

Though getting the hang of playing harmonica notes properly can be difficult, it’s certainly one of the most unique designs for a musical instrument out there. The instrument was a big hit as soon as it made its way to the United States in the late 19th century, vastly influencing several different musical styles and providing all kinds of American musicians with a completely new and original sound to include in their performances.

Like we said earlier, the harmonica is one of the most affordable instruments available today. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the instrument became so popular in genres like bluegrass and blues, which historically were born out of the musical endeavors of common people without classical training. In this way, the harmonica has become one of the primary voices of independent musicians that reject the old ways and aim to forge their own path.

Why You Should Invest in Online Harmonica Lessons

Learning harmonica notes and basic technique online can be a great way to get your journey started and gradually feel more and more comfortable with the instrument. However, most musicians learning on their own will eventually reach a point where their skills surpass their ability to teach themselves or improperly learned technique will catch up with them, sometimes in a major way.

At TakeLessons, we believe that working with the right music educator for your needs and goals can completely revolutionize your practice. When you have a teacher to guide you, your weekly progression will be much more focused, leading to increased productivity during your practice sessions and an overall faster rate of improvement.

Working with your teacher during your online harmonica lessons is much more than just learning harmonica notes and slowly putting songs together. Your high-quality, experienced harmonica teacher from TakeLessons will be able to provide you with crucial technique information that will prevent injury and lung fatigue. Additionally, your teacher will be able to use their expertise to educate you about all of the different possibilities of your instrument that you may not have been aware of before.

Additionally, having someone to hold you accountable is one of the most important parts of building any skill or practice. During your busy day-to-day life, it’s easy to push off music practice because you think you have more important or more immediately rewarding things to do. However, you’re doing a disservice to yourself when you don’t prioritize the things you set your mind to, even when they feel inconvenient. Plus, even though building up your harmonica skills can be a long journey, it doesn’t mean you won’t feel immediately rewarded after a great practice session!

Improve Your Harmonica Playing with Individualized Online Lessons

If you’ve been waiting to sign up for harmonica lessons until you have enough free time to go in person, you’ve officially run out of excuses. Online music lessons with TakeLessons are just as individualized and effective as in-person lessons and even offer certain benefits that in-person lessons can’t.

Plenty of people with the goal of learning an instrument feel that they just don’t have the time in their schedule for it. When you have to commute to in-person lessons, it can take up to 2 or 3 hours out of your day between driving there, taking the lesson, and going back.

With online lessons, you’ll never have to budget out your travel time again and you can use it to get a head start on your other tasks for the day. Plus, if a 1-hour lesson is still too long for your availability, you can opt for a 45-minute or even 30-minute meeting instead. In fact, some students even find that they feel more focused when their lessons are within shorter timeframes.

How Can I Find the Perfect Teacher?

The extremely high quality of our online harmonica teachers on TakeLessons makes it difficult to make a bad decision in terms of your instructor. However, different students will respond to the same teacher in varying ways depending on each person’s personality and the teacher’s style of instruction. That’s why we make it as easy as possible to find the perfect harmonica teacher to suit you and your goals.

For each teacher on our list, you can peruse their training and length of teaching experience as well as the levels they teach and their starting rate for lessons. If you want more detailed information on a certain teacher, you can read their bio on their personalized profile to learn more about them and their background in their own words.

We also recommend using our customizable search function to enter your availability, your age or the age of your child if they’re taking lessons, and your budget for weekly lessons. This basic information will narrow down your search, so you’ll only have to choose between teachers that definitely have the same ability as you and fit within your price range.

If you’d like to get a feel for a teacher’s personality and style through the lens of a student, you can read the reviews left on their profile by previous students. These reviews will give you some insight on how the teacher typically organizes their lessons, what types of styles they prefer to work on, and what their personality is like.

Average Cost of Online Harmonica Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute harmonica lessons 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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"Gio is great. He knows his stuff and makes the lessons fun while teaching."
Rich
Took Harmonica lessons from Gio A.
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Amr Sabbah
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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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"Ronnie knows his stuff and he is very patient with me and he wants me to do well. He’s definitely good at what he does and me not so good. But I am going to try to look at it differently. I just wish we could make eye to eye contact"
John
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"I already LOVE Ronny as my guitar instructor and from playing with him I knew how talented he was with harmonica. So I decided to start lessons with him for just that. I also have my best friend taking harmonica lessons with him! His positive support and analogies connect the dots when it comes to learning a new instrument. I highly recommend Ronny as a teacher! Humble, talented and genuine."
Gretchen
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Jordan is great. A cool professional with great vibes!"
John
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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"Great instructor. Very patient. I learned a whole lot!"
Joel
Took Harmonica lessons from Matthew H.
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"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?"
Robert
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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"Getting right to the point, Ronnie is an amazing choice for an instructor. You can't go wrong with this guy. In depth review follows this statement.

Now we can get to why this is. I am a teacher but definitely not a music teacher. However no matter what you teach there must be a defined plan with structure. Ronnie takes this to heart and provides authentic instruction with passion. The amount of video and photo examples on his bio are unparalleled, it gave me confidence in choosing him. I got see his character and enthusiasm with instruction.

I've never played Harmonica before and Ronnie laid out the foundation that I needed, in easily digestible steps, to become a skilled player on a simple looking yet complex instrument. He has provided guidance on harps to purchase, reference materials, practice schedule and artists to check out. Even with this being an online course he has been extremely attentive to what I'm doing and makes sure that I get all the technical aspects correct. Ronnie checked for my understanding on the concepts and clarified anything I was not clear on. He has been beyond what I expected from an instructor and he has made himself available for questions even outside of my lesson time. It is rare to find an instructor in any field with this passion and customer service. Thank you."
Troy
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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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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