Club Hub Awards 2020

Let the children play!

If you’re ever stuck for children’s activity ideas, from Pre-School to Secondary School, Club Hub’s website is packed with ideas. You’ll find a fantastic range of ideas from music, dance, martial, cookery, arts and language classes, to soft play centres and pre-school groups.

We are delighted to announce that Harp Academy has been nominated in Club Hub’s Awards 2020. The awards are independently judged by an expert panel, many of whom are children’s activity professionals and specialists in their field. The award winners will be selected on their commitment to excellence and innovation, and the growth of their enterprise through business performance, business achievements, brand values and a passion for what they do.

The selection process reflects the diverse range of businesses and professionals in the kids’ activities sector, and gives equal consideration to all applicants. The winners will be announced on 16th May 2020.

Harmonica Workshop – Sunday 9th Feb

Junior Harmonica Workshop – Sunday 9th Feb 2020

STOP PRESS: This event is now SOLD OUT

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced player, this is your chance to enjoy two hours of musical fun with Joe Filisko from Chicago (USA) and our own Richard Taylor.

Joe is recognised world-wide as one of the best players and educators in the business. He’ll show you things on the harmonica you never thought possible, from train rides, chases and kangaroos, to intricate country blues, and playing with no hands!

Tickets please
Our Junior Workshop is open to children 5-14 years old and tickets are just £5.00 per child (plus a 50p booking fee). Tickets are available online through the Brunswick’s website here. We’ll start at 10.30am and roll into the station at 1.00pm in time for lunch. (more…)

Spring 2020 – Registration

For those about to rock, we salute you! 
Thanks to all those who joined us last term. If you’d like to keep your place for Spring Term 2020, please leave your monthly standing order ticking over, or ensure that we receive your BACS subscriptions as soon as possible. Further information is on our How To Pay page.

Newcomers welcome!
If you’d like to join us for the first time in 2020, just click the Gold Harmonica at the side of this page and select the Free Taster option; we have places available in most of our schools, and we’ll get straight back to you with further details. Further subscription information can also be found father down this post.

Teaching plan Spring 2020
Our theme for the New year is Classical Music for the harmonica, plus the musical element Dynamics (loud and soft sounds, and how we transition between them). We’ll also be preparing seasonal pieces for Easter.

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Paddle Round The Pier Review – Summer 2019

Summer harmonica fun for all the family…

It was great to see so many harmonauts at Paddle Round The Pier on Hove Lawns. We’d like to thank everyone for turning out; mums, dads, relatives, friends and pets!

Paddle is Europe’s largest beach festival and our annual performance is the perfect way to end the harmonica music year and start the summer season. This year thirty harmonauts took to the stage and blew the roof off on what was an extremely hot afternoon. Dressed as Pirates and Sailors they looked and sounded fantastic! Join us next year, when our theme will be Star Wars, but for now, sit back and enjoy our video of this year’s escapades..

Sample Lesson – The Saints

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It’s time to learn some fun jazz on the harmonica and here’s a song everybody will recognise. It’s called When The Saints Go Marching In and it’s from New Orleans, The song has a long name, so we’ll call it The Saints for short.

Listen to

The Saints started life as an American gospel hymn and it was sung quite slowly. But once the Jazz Bands of New Orleans got hold of it, they soon gave it some swing! (more…)