Harmonica Group Summer 2016

  • Tuesday | 05.07.16

Beginner Harmonica Course PLUS New Harmonica Choir

Ten weeks of tooting for harmonicists of all standards!

Beginners start from scratch with a ten-week course with the option to join the new Harmonica Choir after five lessons. Learn the fundamental techniques and some simple blues, country and folk tunes (with a bit of Beethoven thrown in). All lessons are taught on diatonic harmonicas in C. The Hohner Silver Star is a good starter model. We can supply instruments on request. Available at the Box Office, £11 each.

“Excellent value for money, recommend to anyone who would like to learn basics.” – Course Participant

Easy to learn, fun to play, inexpensive and widely used in many styles from folk to classical; with a Harmonica you carry a world of music in your pocket.

Tutor and Harmonica virtuoso Mat Walklate will dispel the myths and reveal the mysteries.

“Learn all the techniques, tips and tricks to make music on the world’s most popular instrument.  No previous experience or musical knowledge necessary. If you can breathe, you can play!” – Mat Walklate

Harmonica Choir is a new group for all players from basic level to advanced. Learn to play tunes from blues, folk, classical, jazz and popular music in parts arranged to suit all abilities. A fun way to harmonise as a group and learn new skills and tunes in the process. The Harmonica Choir runs from 7pm for an hour and a half immediately after the beginners course finishes.

This series runs over 10 weeks and is led by the renowned blues and Irish traditional harmonica virtuoso and teacher Mat Walklate. Mat currently plays with the Irish traditional group, The House Devils.

“…one of the greatest harmonica players on the planet” – Mike Harding

Course materials for beginners and the Harmonica Choir, including recordings and written reference sheets, are available online HERE. The access password is available on request from the course tutor or by contacting the Creative Music Programme Manager at tim@brightersound.com

“Mat is a great teacher, and I will definitely be signing up for the next course.” – Course Participant

This course is open to all ages and abilities as part of the Creative Music Programme at Band on the Wall, produced by Brighter Sound. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Additional Event Information

Venue: Education Room 1 at Band on the Wall
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: 19, 26 April. 3,10, 24 May. (NB no sessions on 17 and 31 May). 7, 14, 21, 28 June. 5 July.
Times: Beginners 6-6.50pm. Harmonica Choir 7-8.30pm