Harmonica for 4-7 Year Olds

Would you like to include music-making on the harmonica in your Early Years setting?

Here’s Richard presenting Play Harmonica, the theme tune from Harp Academy’s early years harmonica courses for 4-7 year olds. He’s using a 4 hole easy-play Speedy harmonica (available in our Store). Set to the tune of Wind The Bobbin Up/There’s A Dinosaur, the song encourages young players to acquire the following key skills:

∙ Hole location by number – 1 2 3 4
∙ Breath control – Blow and Draw
∙ C Major Arpeggio – C E G C
∙ Musical Alphabet (with Makaton) – A B C D E F G
∙ Progression to C Major Scale – C D E F G A B C
∙ Enjoyment of Rhythm and Rhyme
∙ Follow hand signals for intonation
∙ Read and follow harmonica arrow tab notation

If you would like access to the backing track, harmonica tabs, or further details about music making on the harmonica and running weekly sessions in your Early Years setting, get in touch using the details on our Contact page. Please also visit our Early Years menu for more insight into our Pre-School harmonica activities, or our KS1 for young School Age children.

FLASHBACK: Paddle Round The Pier 2019

Summer harmonica fun for all the family…
It was great to see so many harmonauts at Paddle Round The Pier 2019. We’re forever grateful to everyone who turned out; mums, dads, relatives and pets!

Paddle is Europe’s largest beach festival and our annual show is the perfect way to end the harmonica year. 2019 was extremely hot, but our harmonauts still blew the roof off. Dressed as Pirates and Sailors they were fantastic. Next year our dress code is Star Wars!

Harmonica Home Learning

Add a musical highlight to to your week

While extra-curricular activities remain off-limits, many children have taken up the opportunity to enjoy music making with Harp Academy online with Zoom. The harmonica lends itself perfectly to this platform.

Some children are learning by themselves, while others are enjoying sessions with a best friend, or a circle of classmates. If you’d like to enrol in online lessons send us me an email, or get in touch via our Contact Page.

Team up with your best friend
A great way to keep in touch and have fun together. Paired online harmonica tuition is £20.00 for half an hour on Zoom (£10.00 per child).

Weekly group harmonica lessons
A fun and affordable way to socialise with your classmates. Our group rate for half an hour on Zoom is £25.00 for the first three children. Thereafter it’s £5.00 for each additional group member. The total is divided evenly amongst everyone.

One-to-One Harmonica Lessons
The best way to make fast progress. Individual online harmonica tuition is £15.00 for a half hour session on Zoom.

Health & Safety Notice for Harmonica Activities

Covid Safe Harmonica
As we resume harmonica teaching in our schools this term, we will inform you by email and school bulletin. For our small groups and club scenarios, we respectfully ask that harmonauts and parents observe the following important safety requirements:

Covid-19 Health Declaration 
Please submit a health declaration form prior to your child’s first after-school harmonica club session (after-school harmonica club participants only). General safety guidelines for all our harmonica students and grown-ups are below… (more…)

Covid-19 Safety Awareness

Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

As our harmonauts return to school this Autumn, here’s Dr Dog with a short review and some good advice. We would also like to pass on these handy home-learning health and safety modules. They’re devised by the e-bug organisation and have been recommended via the UK Government website.

Microbe Mania
Hand Hygiene
Super Sneezes
Respiratory Hygiene
Antibiotic Awareness

Harp Academy will be returning to Schools after October half term break. Until we’re back, just remember: catch it, bin it, kill it, and wash your hands thoroughly!