Effective August 16, 2021, proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test is required for attendees ages 12 and up for entry to all in-person events, concerts, and classes. View our Health and Safety page for full details.

Harmonica Classes

It's a big musical experience that fits in your back pocket!

Our classes are divided into two main tracks based on the two most popular methods for playing the harmonica. Both are easy to pick up and are used by professional players, but beginner students usually focus on one method to start off.

Start with Chicago Blues Harp 1 if you want to learn harmonica through the music and traditions of the Chicago blues masters. Chicago Blues Harp classes prepare students for Blues Harmonica Performance and other ensemble playing.

Start with Harmonica 1 & Repertoire if you want to develop your skills in a variety of popular genres including blues, folk, pop, traditional, country, gospel, and more. This track is great for current guitarists who want to accompany themselves and for fans of our weekly open jams, as well as brand new students.

Folk/Country/Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Chicago Blues Harp 1

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Krista Ortgiesen with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Chicago Blues Harp 2

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Krista Ortgiesen with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Folk/Country/Blues Harmonica Forever

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Chicago Blues Harp 3

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Krista Ortgiesen with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Blues Harmonica Performance

Advanced

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Harmonica Rhythm & Chording

Advanced

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Extended Play:Folk/Country/Blues Harmonica

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Join along to improve your playing more and more.

Location: Online

Folk/Blues Harmonica 2: Repertoire

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Krista Ortgiesen with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Private Lesson Options

Our private lessons like our group classes run in 8-week sessions, however, you can begin private lessons during any week in the session. Please call our customer service folks at 773.728.6000 to register as private lesson availability is based upon individual teacher schedules.

Lessons are scheduled weekly, for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and are available every day of the week at our Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park locations. Our experienced and professional faculty will work with you to develop an individualized program that helps you achieve your musical goals.

Stop in at either location or call the front desk at 773.728.6000 to register.


8-week Session Prices

$296 for 30 minutes ($286 for members)

$424 for 45 minutes ($409 for members)

$544 for 60 minutes ($524 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 08/30/2021 – 10/24/2021

Monday 07/12/21: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/26/21: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/28/21: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/25/2021 – 12/19/2021

Monday 09/20/21: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/04/21: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/06/21: Open registration


Teachers

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Joe Filisko »
Harmonica

Shoji Naito »
Guitar, Harmonica (Blues & Jazz), Ukulele

Zoe Savage »
Harmonica, School Partnerships