Course Overview

This class provides hands-on instruction from an experienced professional musician on the basics of how to play the Harmonica. Beginning with how to hold the instrument and basic method and technique to get a full, rich sound, the class quickly progresses to learning to play simple songs and advances in the final sessions to “cross-harp” technique used for blues, rock, folk and country styles.

This class requires a harmonica in the key of "C," Hohner Corp or other similar brand.

What You'll Learn

  • Create beautiful sounds!
  • Learn to focus the airstream to play single-note melodies as well as chords and harmonies
  • Learn Proper breathing, relaxation, and learning to “color” notes using sinus cavities and vowel sounds 
  • Learn exercises and simple folk songs and become familiar with the basic “geography” of where notes lay in the instrument.

Who Should Attend

Have you wanted to learn to play a musical instrument? Have an affinity for the harmonica or just want to learn how to play one? This class is for you!


"Really inspiring instructor. Very passionate about music. Able to bring that passion to his teaching. I can't say enough good about Phil. He has inspired me to continue in blues harmonica and other musical pursuits."
-Saul Wiesel
Thank you for your interest in this course. This course is not currently open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

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