Harmonica Classes

To paraphrase Lauren Bacall in the movie To Have and to Have Not, "You know how to play the harmonica, don't you? You just put your lips together and blow."

Okay, Lauren, it's a little more involved than that, but it's a great start! You don't need any musical experience. All you need is a song in your heart and a willingness to have fun learning.

 

Harmonicas are already in tune and playing them can actually help tune your ears to the right pitches, which can help you become a better singer. Playing them regularly can also help improve your lung capacity and function -- which is great for anyone with lungs, especially those with respiratory issues.

You'll need a harmonica in the key of C for this class. Bring your own or purchase one in class; prices range from $5 to $39 + tax.

Adult Beginner Harmonica Classes (download class song packet here.)

  • Mondays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 & 30, 1:30-2:30 Bayside Activity Center, 36 Blakley Rd., Colchester. Harmonicas available for purchase at the first class ($5 - $39.95 + tax), or bring your own in the key of C. Register through the Colchester Parks & Recreation Dept.

  • Wednesdays Sept. 18, 25 & Oct. 2, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Carpenter-Carse Library, 69 Ballards Corner Rd., Hinesburg, VT. The class is free. Harmonicas available for purchase at the first class ($5 - $39.95 + tax), or bring your own in the key of C. Email jill@carpentercarse.org or call 482-2878 to register.

  • Mondays, Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 11 & 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m. -- Colchester Bayside Activity Center, 36 Blakley Rd., Colchester. Register through the Colchester Parks & Rec Dept.

  • Wednesdays, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9 & 16, 5:45-6:45 p.m. -- CVU High School, 369 CVU Rd., Hinesburg, VT. Harmonicas available for purchase at the first class ($5 - $39.95 + tax), or bring your own in the key of C. Register through CVU Access.

  • Thursdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. -- Burlington Parks & Recreation Dept., Burlington, VT. Harmonicas available for purchase at the first class ($5 - $39.95 + tax), or bring your own in the key of C. 

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