per week per student
Harmonica for Beginners
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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