Harpin’ By The Sea 2021

Junior Harmonica Workshop – Sunday 5th Feb 2023

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced player, this is your chance to enjoy two hours of musical fun with Richard Taylor and his experienced team of instructors.

Our Junior Workshop is open to children 5-14 years old and tickets are £10.00 per child (plus online booking fee) in advance, or £12.50 on the day. Tickets are available online through the Brunswick’s website here.

We start at 10.30am and finish at 1.00pm, just in time for lunch.

” Dear Harp Academy,  thank you for today’s Junior Workshop at Harpin by the Sea. Both my boys had such a great morning. Huge thanks for looking after Arlo so well, who had never played before. He hasn’t stopped since, and is very keen to join your weekly class at School. Austin also loved every moment. The final performance was great!”

10.30 am    Registration
10.45 am    Welcome chat and safety briefing
10.55 am    Harmonica demonstration for children and adults
11.00 am    Breakout session 1 (children only)
11.45 am    Refreshment and comfort break
12.00 pm    Breakout session 2 (children only)
12.45 pm    Grown ups return for our Grand Finale stage performance
12.55 pm    Goody bags and close

Safety and security
Every child must be accompanied by an adult family member or adult carer known to them, who should remain on site at all times. Our workshop will be overseen by Richard Taylor, Festival Co-Producer and Managing Director of Harp Academy. Providing weekly harmonica sessions in Brighton primary schools and nurseries, Richard has full DBS certification, public liability insurance, and is safeguarding and first aid trained.

Time out for mums, dads and carers
While accompanying grown-ups must remain on site, we operate an ‘adult-lite’ policy during the workshops. After our welcome and safety briefing, grown-ups can retire to the adjacent bar/restaurant area, where they can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a quiet drink and a bite to eat. Grown-ups are invited back into the auditorium during our half-time break, and for our Grand finale. If younger children or those with special needs are more comfortable keeping an adult close by during our workshops, that’s absolutely fine.

Sunday Lunch
The Brunswick is well-known for it’s excellent menu and great Sunday Roasts. Why not book Sunday lunch and enjoy some quality time together after our workshop?

What should you bring?
A 10 hole or a 4 hole harmonica in the key of C if you have one. Please also bring a snack and soft drink/water for our break. Ensure your name is clearly marked on everything you bring to avoid mishaps or confusion.

What if we don’t have a harmonica?
We’ll provide one free of charge!

What happens during the refreshment break?
Grown ups will be invited to check their children’s welfare and supervise WC visits, snacks, juice or water requirements.

Sunday afternoon Blues Jam, 2.00pm-5.00pm – Free Entry
The adult festival Programme closes with our popular afternoon electric Blues Jam 2-5pm. Grown ups are welcome to join us.

Adult harmonica workshops
Grown-ups can learn to play harmonica too! Our festival runs workshops for all levels of ability on Saturday 4th February 2023. Full details and ticket links are on the Harpin’ By The Sea festival website.

Event sponsors
Our Junior Workshop is generously sponsored by Harmonica UK (National Harmonica League), Sutherland Trading (Hohner UK), Harp Academy, and The Brunswick.

Filming & Photography
We will be taking representative video footage and some still photography of this event for future publicity purposes. Any such publicity material will be for Harp Academy purposes only and will not be shared with, or sold to, any third parties. We will assume from your participation and attendance that you are happy for us to do so. If this is not the case, please contact our Managing Director, Richard Taylor.

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