Harmonica Workshop – Sunday 9th Feb

Junior Harmonica Workshop – Sunday 9th Feb 2020

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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..

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.

Evie’s Dog Song

M A X my dog is Max

We had great fun music making with Evie Peak this week. Evie’s in Reception Year and had started to write her own song at home. It’s about her pet Pug, Max. By the end of her lesson, Evie finished her tune and it goes like this..

Listen to

When we talked about Max and what he does, it helped us to make up some words for Evie’s song. You can learn to play Evie’s tune here line by line, and maybe sing along too. You can also download and print the Arrow Tab here if you need to.  (more…)