Subs, autumn dates, kit checks and more..

Summer harpin’ had me a blast..
If you wish to secure your place for the autumn term, Wednesday 15th August is our subscription renewal date. If you pay termly, the subscription rate remains £71.50. Payment can be made by BACS, or through the Store menu above. If you pay by monthly Standing Order, you can simply leave this ticking over. Further payment information is available here.

Autumn Teaching Plan
Each term we pick a special musical theme and a musical element to study. This autumn we’ll be looking into how duration adds expression to music (staccato, legato, breath control) and working on Songs from Around the World. We’ll also be playing some seasonal songs selected by our harmonauts with a view to a short performance at the end of term.

Dates for your diary
We provide 10 sessions per harmonaut per term. You can check our summer lesson dates in the My School menu above. It’s a good idea to note these on your family calendar at home or in your diary; we don’t always start back during the first week of school, and we usually finish ahead of the last week of term. Don’t get caught out!

Do you have all your basic kit?
Now is a good time to check through your harmonica kit. As a bare minimum, every student must have..

•  At least one working harmonica (KS1 4 hole Speedy, KS2 10 hole Airwave)
  A diary with 10 or more blank entries
  An A4 music folder

Items can be ordered individually, or as a Music Pack, using our online Store menu (no log in is necessary to access the Store). Alternatively, parents can also supply their own notebook and folder.

Pre-School Harmonica

Hopscotch Children’s Nurseries
During the summer term of 2018, Harp Academy piloted a Pre-School harmonica programme in collaboration with Hopscotch Nursery team on Portland Road, Hove, and sixteen of their fabulous children.

It was an amazing experience for everyone. The children learned all about arpeggio, scales, key instrument skills and the musical elements through our games and activities. They also learned to play Twinkle, Twinkle perfectly and embarked on an accompaniment to Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight). Most of all, they learned to appreciate how much fun music education can be. Our fledgling harmonauts were unbelievable and we wish each of them well as they move into their Reception Year. (more…)

Luke Skyscraper & The Treble Alliance

Aren’t you a little short to be a Stormtrooper?

Here are some harmonauts enjoying their Star Wars session with Ben Jones…

Star Wars is always a favourite with our students, but there’s plenty more musical fun we get up to each week at Harp Academy.

If you’d like to learn the harmonica at school, click the Gold Harmonica across the screen and let us know. Otherwise email us through the Contact link in our main menu and we’ll be happy to help.

Autumn Registrations Now Open

Roll up, roll up!

We are now accepting registrations for September 2018. We’ll be back in action from Monday 10th September for 10 weeks, and the schedule for your School will shortly be published on our website.

Newcomers should register their interest by clicking the Golden Harmonica here on our homepage. Important: Returners should re-register the same way!

If you’d like to learn the harmonica but your School is not listed, our Open Harmonica Club takes place on Wednesdays at Aldrington Primary School, Hove, where all-comers are welcome: KS1 4.15-5.00 / KS2 5.15-6.00. Alternatively, drop us an email and we’ll be happy to approach your School Leadership Team.

Weekly ‘All-Comers’ Harmonica Club

Available to any Primary School children from Brighton

Our Open Harmonica Club is available to children from any Infant, Junior or Primary school in the Brighton & Hove area.

Listen to

We meet on Wednesdays at Aldrington Primary School in Hove, with separate 45 minute sessions for KS1 and KS2 children.

KS1 4.15pm-5.00pm (Weds)
KS2 5.15pm-6.00pm (Weds)

Free taster session
Your first session is entirely free and includes a starter harmonica.

Terms & Conditions
Our normal terms and conditions apply