Harmonica for Beginners

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patil
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Course Summary

Harmonica for Beginners takes place in weekly online sessions, lasting 45 minutes, over the duration of 6 weeks. Designed for beginners, this course is perfect for hobbyists or professionals alike. Instructor Dilip Patil will guide students through the process of learning how to play the instrument, following a diverse and inclusive lesson plan, ensuring each student has the opportunity to succeed. After completing the course, students may continue their education in the second course of Dilip Patil’s educational series, Intermediate Level Harmonica.

Course Duration
6 Weeks
Number of Students per section
3
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$18.00
per week per student
1 week =
1
sessions
1 session(s) =
45
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
dilip
Last Name
patil
Number of years of relevant experience
30 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Harmonica basic to professional
Study Details
B.Com
Osmania University
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
Bank of Baroda

Description

Harmonica for Beginners will begin with instructor Dilip Patil educating students on the elements of the instrument, proper handling, and care. The course will continue with note identification and demonstration including systematic practices to encourage muscle memory. As students progress, proper playing techniques, including puckering, tongue blocking, breath control, and hand vibrato will be incorporated to ensure each student is able to produce a quality sound with unique elements.

About Dilip Patil: Dilip Patil is a well-trained harmonica musician. Principal and founder of the Indian Institute of Harmonica, Patil has dedicated over three decades of his musical career to instructing others in this musical tradition. 12 of Patil’s years as an educator have been spent serving students across the globe in an online community. With his extensive experience as an educator, Patil has learned how to create lesson plans for any learning style and age. Over the years he has had success serving students of all backgrounds and skill level, utilizing basic tunes that are proven to help students succeed by keeping the tasks interesting and enjoyable.

Value Additions

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to play around ten basic tunes. They will be able to play notes on command, employing hand vibrato and breath control for clarity and precision. After completion, if students wish to continue their education with instructor Dilip Patil, they may enroll in the next course, Intermediate Level Harmonica to learn more advanced songs, including Bollywood music.

The ipassio Edge

Long term courses deal with creating a strong foundation on a specific topic. The syllabus of a Long term course is predefined and ready before the commencement of the course. This gives students an understanding of the knowledge they will gain in the stipulated period of time, helping them in their planning and decision making. The persistent support from teachers enables the student to accomplish and achieve the desired result or outcome within the given time frame. The class strength for Long term courses is limited to 3, ensuring that each student gets attention. A set of 3 individuals enrolling for a short term course encourages learning from peers and social interaction. This long term course bodes good for students passionate about learning, setting them up for the long-term or advanced level of learning.

Prerequites

As a beginner's course, there are no required prerequisites before enrollment. Students will need to have a chromatic harmonica of their own (in the scale of C), five small rubber bands, as well as pen or pencil with a notebook to dedicate to lesson notes. Students will need to ensure they have time to undertake the online courses as well as independent practice between sessions to ensure they receive the most from their time with Dilip Patil.

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Section A
Sat 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM America/New_York
2 Seats
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Sun 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM America/New_York
3 Seats
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
This course will require practice time outside of lessons. Time spent practicing may vary from 15 minutes per day to an hour, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. Detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
Question
What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
Answer
Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or travelling.

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