Congratulations!

We are the Champions my friends

Well done to Tom Coleman and Callum Shuttlewood, who won their respective categories at this year’s National Harmonica Festival Music Competition in Bristol.

Tom performed Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) by Solomon Linda in the melodic section. Meanwhile, Callum finished the day’s schedule with Avicii’s Wake Me Up. They both showed immense strength of character by delivering two highly entertaining and very musical solo performances.

A big well done also goes to the family members who turned out to support our intrepid harmonauts.

SPECIAL OFFER – Earn 2 Free Lessons

Recommend 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. Special OfferWe’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!

Elvis has left the building.. in the wrong bag

All Shook Up!
Harp NamedFrom time to time we receive messages about lost property. At the end of our harmonica sessions, instruments and items from music folders can easily be left behind, so remember to take a quick look round before you leave.

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Most importantly, every harmonaut should write their name on everything in their music pack. When things do go missing, it’s often because someone has inadvertently picked up and packed somebody else’s kit!

Luke Skyscraper & The Treble Alliance

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

Here are some harmonauts at Balfour School 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.

Oops, I Forgot My Harmonica!

Oops iHow to join in, even if you forget your harmonica

Firstly, please don’t worry – everyone forgets things from time to time. As you are on our register and part of our group, we still want you to come along and you can still join in. But before we get started, think very hard. When did you last see your harmonica? Perhaps you did remember it after all, but you just can’t remember where you put it! You’d be amazed how often we discover harmonicas in school bags or classroom drawers. So have a quick think. If it’s still not there, that’s OK, let’s look on our time together as a music lesson, not just a harmonica lesson. There is plenty to learn, even without a harmonica, and you’ll understand what we’re covering. Here are some ideas for joining in, which we’ve used before… (more…)