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Mark V S.

44 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • B.A. in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition from University of California at Santa Cruz
  • 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, 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! Ready to dive in?

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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John J Conlon
He is a solid and easy going teacher------able to figure out the learning speed of his student and go at that pace. He is just what I want. Have to take a break, here in December due to going out of town. Will return to him in January, 2022 for more lesson time, if he will take me after the delay. A very good choice! JC
Gio A.
Just had my first lesson. He had very good pointers and adapts quickly to your musical knowledge. Mark also has great philosophies about music and life in general. Looking forward to next lesson!
Skylar
This was my first lesson with Mark, but it was easy to talk to him, he teaches more of what’s usable, rather than just hours of theory, and gave me a goal to work towards for next time. He’s going to be a great fit for me and what I’m looking for
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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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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Ethan A.
Thank you so much for a great first lesson!
Jeff C.
Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor
Thaddeus
JJordan was patient and instructive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for a novice like me.
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Matthew H.

147 Reviews
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Starting at $26
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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.
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

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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Drew
Matt is an amazing teacher
Saikat
He helps understand the notes and converts them. He also gives great pop quizzes.
Eric B.
Matt helped me with exactly what I need.
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Kait K.

39 Reviews
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  • Speaks French, English
  • Awarded Marion Ross Scholar from San Diego State University
  • Master Of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre from San Diego State University
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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 move past 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.
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Kait is kind, professional and very knowledgeable. Love working with her!
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Ronnie B.

76 Reviews
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  • Speaks German, French, Italian, Spanish, English
  • Diploma from Redondo Union
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Brandon L.
Just go to ronnie. Very knowledgeable from his mistakes and victories
Michael
Ronnie is an excellent teacher. He cares deeply about his students success. He is patient and instructs in a way that values the students learning style.
Miles
Ronnie's lesson are always great! We've made good progress and I've noticed some good improvement in my singing. I love how he knows so much about music and incorporates life lessons into the lessons as well. He's very passionate about music, is very patient, and I enjoy learning from him.
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Rose M.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students Male: 5 and up; Female: 4 and up
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Rose M.

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Looking to add harmonica to your list? Let me show you the basics to get you started on your harmonica journey.

About Rose

Hello, I'm Miss Rose. I've been teaching since I was 14 years old. I started off as a junior piano teacher, working with school aged children, and have been teaching ever since. I love music! Life just wouldn't be as sweet without it. Teaching is a passion of mine which will show in my lessons. I am

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rob M.
I am very lucky to have rose is my harmonica teacher she is very knowledgeable and patient and has a great disposition
rob M.
I appreciate rules as a teacher she was great
Ainsley M.
Rose is wonderful! Very outgoing, professional, easy to talk to and she really knows her stuff! Rose did a fantastic job making my 11 year old daughter feel comfortable with her as well as ascertaining where she was in terms of her piano playing abilities. I would absolutely recommend Rose as a most excellent piano instructor!

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Average Cost of Harmonica Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute harmonica lessons is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $100 per hour.
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$48 average
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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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"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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"Excellent teacher who is perfectly content with teaching me the very basics and can obviously teach at a much higher level as well."
Charles
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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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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"I've taken several lessons from Mark and he has taught me harmonica basics and the "secret" methods of the great harmonica musicians. The lesson time flies by so I know I'm enjoying his teaching expertise. My harmonica playing ability has improved 1000% with the help of Mark!"
Irwin
Took Harmonica lessons from Mark V S.
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"Jordan has a personable, fun style. He put me at ease in my first lesson. He found examples and imagery that helped me understand how to play and appreciate some technical musical concepts. Jordan helped me get off my musical plateau in one lesson."
Dirk
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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"Jordan is a professional, first class person and instructor"
Jeff
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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"Great insight! I often smiled as he explained and answered my questions before I asked him. Enjoyed my 1st lesson"
Lon
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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"Very patient. Knowledgeable."
Sharon
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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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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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 anywhe

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re 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”!