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"I had a Harmonica Lesson with Ed. He's a brilliant and witty teacher. Highly recommend "


                                            Arne, Germany

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There is no better way to learn the harmonica than one-too-one lessons. This ensures rapid development of technique and provides the structure that most students need in order to take control of their playing.

Whilst being friendly and informal, at The Harmonica Barge I provide a tried and tested programme of lessons to suit your individual needs. These will involve many aspects of playing the harmonica including technique, listening skills and stylistic awareness.

Using all of my experience as a music graduate and experienced performer, I've developed a comprehensive programme of intensive harmonica lessons.

In addition to learning classic riffs and songs, my Study pieces are aimed at developing a great technical foundation at a difficulty level that's appropriate. 


 I've selected the best backing tracks I can find for you to play along too- building musicality and training the ears as well as making the whole process enjoyable.

I believe effective music education should contain something for the heart as well as the head.

Choose between Blues and Folk  or Combine the two!



     -Suggested plan of development over 10-12 weeks



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- Learn basic rhythm

- Train groove

- Chicago shuffle patterns

- 12 bar Blues basic 

- 12 bar Blues variations 

- Reggae rhythms 

- Further train patterns

- Reggae style groove



Single note/melodic


- Perfect single hole

- Learn harmonica tab

- Easy Scale

- Your First tune

- Full Scale

- Melody Study

- How to achieve resonant 'blues tone'

- 10 Blues Licks 

-  Blues Song study to Backing track " Maggies blues" 



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"You give great lessons Ed. I'm amazed that more harmonica players haven't found you. I've been surfing and playing with many YouTube instructors from Gussow to Leckie but I find yours to be the most approachable and helpful. Please keep helping beginner/intermediate players like me who are trying to gain enough confidence to jam on stage!!! "

  Michael M