Learning Harmonica for Beginners

First Name
Ashok
Last Name
Bhandari
Course Summary

Learning Harmonica for Beginners is a short-term course for anyone wanting to learn to play harmonica, either as a hobby or to enhance their musical career. Best for complete beginners, this course covers all of the fundamentals required to play this classic, popular, and mobile instrument, also known as a mouth organ. Harmonica exponent Ashok Bhandari leads students in weekly 30-minute online lessons in the basics of handling the harmonica and breathing techniques. After 24 weeks of classes and practice, students will be able to play simple compositions, including Bollywood songs

Course Duration
24 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) =
30
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Ashok
Last Name
Bhandari
Teacher skill Keywords
Harmonica

Description

The harmonica is a popular solo and accompaniment instrument in many musical genres, and students have the opportunity to learn this unique skill from experienced and talented harmonica player Ashok Bhandari. This short-term course begins with learning the basics of handling the instrument and breathing exercises and control, the two most important aspects of playing the harmonica. Next, students learn basic alankars, which are ornamentation patterns played on the instrument, and how to play simple songs. After learning the basics and engaging in practice, students will also learn advanced breathing and handling techniques necessary for playing more complex compositions.

About the teacher: Ashok Bhandari began playing the harmonica as a young child and starting winning awards in music by age eight. During his 35 year-long career he has performed and received awards from all over the world, and recently began passing down his knowledge through teaching. Bhandari studied music at Banaras Hindu University and trained under many talented musicians throughout his musical journey. Instructing harmonica students in India and abroad, Bhandari says teaching rejuvenates him and helps share the joy of togetherness. He is an exponent of the enduring sound of harmonica music, as well as a proponent of the health benefits of playing the harmonica.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Prerequites

Students must have a desire to learn the harmonica, their own harmonica to play, and time to commit to weekly 30-minute lessons, as well as individual practice outside of class. This course gives students basic skills and techniques they can build on by taking advanced music lessons, should they choose. On the successful completion of this course, students will have learned the exercises needed to maintain their hobby, as well as how to play their choice of compositions, including popular Bollywood songs.

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Wed 03:30 AM - 04:00 AM America/New_York
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Section B
Wed 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM America/New_York
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Section C
Mon 01:15 AM - 01:45 AM America/New_York
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Section D
Mon 05:00 AM - 05:30 AM America/New_York
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FAQs

Question
How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
Answer
Students should practice a minimum of 30 minutes every day. If they can devote more time to practice, they will learn better and faster.
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
The teacher will try to revert back to queries raised after class hours within a 24 hour period
Question
Can this course be customized?
Answer
Yes, the course can be customized.
Question
Can students of all age enroll to this course?
Answer
Students aged 8 or above can join this course.

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