Spring 2017 Harmonica Classes with Seth Holzman

Seth Holzman's Harmonica Classes are back at PFS' New Venue for Spring 2017!

The following classes will begin Monday night, April 17, 2017 and run for 8 straight weeks through June 12, 2017.

This Spring, the Philadelphia Folksong Society is offering:

"Beginner's Harmonica for Adults (ages 13 and above)" -  Mondays 6:30pm-7:45pm (no class 5/29) 

Seth Holzman, B. Music, Syracuse University, Performing Musician 

Learn from a studio and performing musician. You will learn to play simple traditional folk songs and elementary blues on one of America's most popular, portable instruments. Basic techniques such as bending, trilling, tongue-blocking, vibrato and wah-wah will be covered. Individual attention will be given to each student. No musical background is required. Bring a 10-hole diatonic key of C major harmonica such as the Hohner Special 20, Hohner Pro Harp or equivalent to the first class. Required text may be purchased for $8.00 from the instructor the first night. (Optional: bring a tape recorder and blank tape or a digital recorder.)

Member Registration $85

Non-Member Registration $95 

 

"Blues Harmonica 1" - Mondays 8:00pm-9:15pm 

Seth Holzman, B. Music, Syracuse University, Performing Musician 

(Blues Harmonica 1 is for people who have taken a Beginner Harmonica class with Seth or who have equivalent knowledge and skills on the harmonica.  If you have any questions in this regard, we will put you in touch with Seth.)  
 Let's continue our work with the harmonica and focus on the Blues.  The harmonica's unique sound is integral to the distinctiveness of many great blues bands.  Learn some techniques and styles of background and lead playing.  We will work on songs by Slim Harpo ("Something Inside Me," "Raining In My Heart"), Little Walter ("Last Night," "Hoochie Coochie Man"), Sonny Terry ("Bring It On Home To Me"), etc.  Bring a 10-hole diatonic key of C-major harmonica such as the Hohner Special 20, Hohner Pro Harp, or equivalent, to first class.  Required text may be purchased for $8.00 from the instructor the first night.  (Optional: bring a tape recorder and blank tape or a digital recorder.)

Member Registration $85 

Non-Member Registration $95 

About the instructor: 

Seth Holzman, (BA Music, Syracuse University) has been playing harmonica since 1965, teaching harmonica since 1975, and has performed with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, and many others. Seth was inspired to play by (and eventually studied with) the great blues harmonica player Sonny Terry. He is a caring and thoughtful instructor who teaches the techniques and musical knowledge he wishes he had known when he began his own studies. Seth currently performs with several bands in the greater Philadelphia area, including Johnny Never & Zep Harpo, Dr. Ben's Backbone Blues Trio, and Stevie & The Bluescasters. For any further questions about the courses, contact Seth at 610-724-3168 or email him at zepharpo@aol.com.

March 6th, 2016 3:30 PM   through   June 12th, 2017 9:15 PM
6156 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
United States
Phone: 215-247-1300
Email:
Beginners' Harmonica (PFS Member) $ 85.00
Beginners' Harmonica (Non-Member) $ 95.00
Blues Harmonica 1 (PFS Member) $ 85.00
Blues Harmonica 1 (Non-Member) $ 95.00

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