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Mark V S.

47 Reviews
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Starting at HK$312.05
  • Speaks German, English, Russian
  • B.A. in an individual major of Audio/Visual Composition from University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Awarded Outstanding Faculty Award 2013-2014, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
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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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Drew H.
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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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Jordan M.

118 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at HK$468.07
  • Awarded 2013 Award for Outstanding Graduate Student - Music - from San Diego State University School of Music and Dance Faculty
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaching since 2003
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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.

149 Reviews
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Starting at HK$202.83
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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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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Winslow Y.

23 Reviews
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Starting at HK$234.03
  • Speaks French, English
  • Teaching since 1972
  • 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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Ronnie B.

77 Reviews
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Starting at HK$234.03
  • Speaks German, French, Italian, Spanish, English
  • Awarded Cutest Smile from Park near Perry Jr. Highschool
  • 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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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.
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.
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Rhonda C.

14 Reviews
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  • Speaks Sign language
  • Music Theory, Piano, Instrumental from Perry High
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Rhonda C.

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Harmonica, also known as the "Mouth Harp" is a very easy, practical and fun little instrument for all ages! You can take this little gem of an instrument wherever you go.

We will start with the very basics of how to hold the harmonica correctly, proper mouth position, how to achieve a nice, clean sound when blowing and drawing (putting it simply, drawing your breath back in, inhaling.)

The items you will need is a Harmonica in the key of C and a Lesson Book.
Harmonicas come in various keys, but the key you will need to learn when signing up in the TakeLessons platform will be the KEY OF C.

Once you have signed up, either for yourself, or a child, I will then send you an email with the link where you can purchase the lesson book that we will
work out of. Once you have a good foundation and are comfortable playing the harmonica, we can then determine what genre or style of music you would like to play. There are books that have a nice selection of songs that cover bluegrass, ...

About Rhonda

Welcome to Rhonda's Instrumental Lessons! I love people and music and the two go superbly well together. I've been teaching piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, recorder, harmonica and even some accordion ever since I was 15 years old, which to date has been going on over 45 years of sharing my skil

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Caleb
Lovely, fun, and professional lady.
Dale
Rhonda is a very well-versed instructor in a multitude of instruments. She is very patient with her students and very fun. What a great teacher! Highly recommend her
Jackie
More than 10 years ago, I told a good friend that learning to play the dulcimer was on my bucket list. He made my beautiful instrument and said " now you need to learn to play". 2021 is my year! Fortunately, Rhonda has become my instructor and I look forward to the weekly lessons. Her enthusiasm for teaching, her extensive knowledge, and many years of experience have given me the confidence that I can learn .

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Average Cost of Harmonica Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute harmonica lessons is HK$413.46. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$312.05 and HK$585.09 per hour.
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HK$257.44 average
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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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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"Great class thanks Joshua !"
Amr Sabbah
Took Harmonica lessons from Joshua F.
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"Winslow is very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher.
He's very passionate about the harmonica, which makes for a great learning experience. I look forward to future lessons."
Philip
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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"Good lesson. easy going person, with patience to teach."
Rodrigo
Took Harmonica lessons from Jordan M.
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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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"Great first lesson, looking forward to the next one."
Clayton
Took Harmonica lessons from James W.
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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 teacher. Knows where I am at and knows where I need to go."
Doug
Took Harmonica lessons from Winslow Y.
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"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."
Steve
Took Harmonica lessons from Ronnie B.
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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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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”!