Autumn Term 2024 – Time to Sign Up!

Autumn 2024 
We launch our Autumn harmonica learning and club activities from 16th September 2024 and we very much hope you will join us. Our rates and payment options have not changed. Details of our teaching plan and theme are below.

First timer?
Welcome! We offer all newcomers a free Taster Session, which includes a free starter harmonica to keep. Simply click the Golden Harmonica on our homepage, complete your details, and we will email further information. Our email and this website explain what to do after your taster session, but feel free to ask any questions!

Back for more?
Termly subscriptions are £75.00 (10 sessions) payable in advance. You can also pay in two half termly instalments of £40.00 (5 sessions), payable ahead of your first and sixth sessions respectively.

Payment can be made by bank transfer, or through our Store using a credit/debit card (no need to log in). We regret that we are unable to accept childcare vouchers. Further information, including our account details, is available on our How To Pay page.


Elvis has left the building.. in the wrong bag

Please label all kit items 
Please be assured that Harmonica teachers check our music activity area at the end of each session to ensure nothing has been left behind. If an item of kit is found, it will be handed to the school office. Occasionally children can leave a music session with somebody else’s kit by mistake. In each case, the situation can be swiftly remedied if kit items are marked or labelled with their owner’s name. Your help is appreciated.

All Shook Up
A reminder that every Harp Academy student should bring the following kit items to their harmonica sessions: Harmonica / A4 Pocket Folder / Notebook & Pen

Richard On The Radio

As part of this year’s harmonica festival, Harpin’ By The Sea, Hanna Neter from BBC Radio Sussex visited Harp Academy’s Richard Taylor for an early morning music lesson during the Alison Fearns breakfast show.

In less than half an hour, Hanna was playing When The Saints Go Marching In and enjoying her new found musical skills. You can hear how Richard, Hanna and Alison got on right here.

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You can follow our news and important messages through Facebook. This is a closed group and its content is monitored. To the uninitiated, this means our page is available to Harp Academy parents/carers only, not to the general public.

Click the Facebook icon here to find us and send your request to join our group. Once we’ve checked you are a current Harp Academy subscriber, we will approve your request. We welcome comments and feedback on our page, and we hope you find the content fun, as well as useful. 

Children’s Harmonica Workshop

Harpin’ By The Sea Harmonica Festival, Hove, 5th Feb 2023














Thank you to everyone who joined us for the children’s workshop at this year’s Harpin’ By The Sea international harmonica festival.

Thirty children from 4 to 11 years old joined Richard Taylor and Quim Roca for two hours of music and mayhem, culminating in a performance to our grown ups live on stage. It was epic!

Thanks to Matt our Sound Engineer and everyone at The Brunswick for a great morning of fun.