Tingalayo [Sample Lesson Page]

Girl with laptop and headphones iHome learning with Harp Academy

Many of the key skills and music pieces we¬†teach at School are supported by¬†fun learning pages¬†on our website. These¬†are ideal for practise at¬†home, and include wider learning topics¬†to¬†add to children’s musical experience and general knowledge.

Using your subscriber log-in, you can enjoy exploring the Music Libraries we have developed for each Key Stage from the menus above (KS1, KS2, KS3). Music pages include a step-by-step audio guide to help you learn your chosen¬†piece, harmonica tab and a backing track to play along to. You can also print off tabs and there are often short video items to support a¬†special¬†aspect of your chosen piece. Here’s an example of¬†our favourite Calypso song, Tingalayo. Continue reading

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Harmonica Dates

Calendar iHarp Academy Teaching Dates

Our teaching dates are advertised¬†in the My School¬†menu above. It’s a good idea to check these regularly and make a note on your family calendar, or in your diary, particularly during the summer term. Parents should be aware that we run 10 sessions each term; which means our lesson¬†schedule usually¬†finishes before the¬†school’s end of term. This is standard for music services. It also means we’re out of the way during busier times at School. If you seem to miss¬†our regular¬†email-reminders regarding dates and subscription renewals,¬†please check that our information is reaching your in-tray and not sitting quietly¬†in a spam folder!

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SPECIAL OFFER – 2 Free Lessons

Special OfferRecommend a friend and receive 2 lessons free!
We all¬†enjoy learning with our¬†best friends, don’t we? Well this includes music making on the harmonica. If you have a friend who might be interested¬†in a Free Taster Session, just ask them to¬†click¬†the Golden Harmonica (on the right of the screen), and register using¬†our promotional¬†code harmonaut. We’ll supply their starter harmonica and music sheet completely free. And if¬†your¬†friend decides to¬†join Harp Academy for a complete term (9 further lessons), we will credit you with¬†two free lessons. That’s all there is to it!

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Photo Competition Result

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We hope everyone has had a¬†fun¬†Spring break, with a chance to relax at home, celebrate Easter, go on holiday, or just¬†eat loads of chocolate! While you’ve been¬†off school, the Harp Academy team has been¬†preparing for an action-packed Summer Term of Beatles harmonica, Skool of Rock harp, song writing and improvisation. There’ll also be chances to perform at Summer Fayres, in assembly and at Paddle Round The Pier.

And I’ll meet you in the Spring!
a Lucas Greenwell (CRD)We are¬†delighted to announce our Spring¬†photo competition results. We asked our¬†random number generator to select one overall winner and two runners up. First place, winning a 10 hole Hohner Rocket harmonica, goes to¬†Lucas¬†from Crawley Down Village Primary School. He’s pictured here in his uniform with a cute chocolate Easter bunny and a selection of Easter eggs. Congratulations Lucas!

a Oliver Piddington (LIN)Second place, winning a four hole Hohner harmonica key ring, goes to Oliver from Lindfield Primary School. Here’s Oliver with the biggest cuddle-bunny we’ve ever seen and another chocolate bunny. Third place, also winning a four hole a Ashti Moradi 2 (HJH)Hohner harmonica key ring, goes to Ashti¬†from Hove Juniors. Here’s Ashti enjoying some fresh Spring air with her hula-hoop, lots of lovely daffodils and her favourite Suzuki Airwave harmonica. Well done and congratulations to Oliver and Ashti for their excellent entries! We’ll bring the winning prizes to School for you.

In the meantime, some more stunning competition entries from, (left to right), Nate from St Nicolas Primary, Aston from Hove Juniors, and Thomas from Aldrington Primary.
a Thomas Holdway (ACE)a Aston Corrass 1 (HJP)a Nate Gillett 1 (SNI)

 

 

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