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Learn how to play harmonica (Blues, Folk) - Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

"Did you get a harmonica as a present at some point in your life and want to know how to play it?"
or "Is your son/daughter a small-instrument-kind of type?"
or "Are you a blues fanatic that wants to learn the genre from the basics?"
or "Are you familiar already with the instrument and need some professional lessons to improve?"
or "Do you want you impress your family/friends/lovers/colleagues with some great musical skills?"

If you fit the description you're in the right place!

HARMONICA LESSONS:
- Learn the basics of the diatonic harmonica
- Learn how to play the blues
- Master various techniques/approaches to the instrument
- Become versatile in many genres
- Improve your improvisation skills
- Learn how to transcribe a song that you love and play it
- Play in different positions (first, second and third)

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Extra information

Bring your own instrument! ( COVID PROOF! :) )

Location

At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands
At teacher's location: SooTea De Pijp, Albert Cuypstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Italian

About Me

Samuele is a singer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Trento, Italy. He started playing flute when he was 7 with classical music education at Minipolifonici and later at F.A. Bonporti Conservatory in Trento. Later on, he started singing blues and playing harmonica when he was 16, performing around the whole region of Trentino-Alto Adige. He then matured interest in jazz and started playing saxophone when he was 19. Samuele’s influences rotate around blues and jazz and their common sub-genres, as do his musical projects. In 2011, he started to perform with an Italian blues band called “Curly Frog & the Blues Bringers” playing more than a thousand shows around Italy, Austria, and Germany and recording two albums with original compositions, winning various music competitions, including “Music 4 the Next Generation”. The latter gave Sam the chance to tour with the Haydn Orchestra performing his original compositions.
After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in jazz flute at F.A. Bonporti Conservatory, Sam is currently studying in the Jazz Department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (NL), under the guidance of Robert Bonisolo and Simon Rigter, amongst others.
In Amsterdam, Samuele is working as a musician and bandleader of a number of projects, namely “The Hi-Stakes” (Swing/ Rock ’n Roll) following in Louis Prima’s footsteps; “Roaring Cats” (Hot Jazz/ New Orleans Style) jumping on the bandwagon of Fats Waller, and finally “Jelly Roll Duo” (Rural Blues/ Ragtime/ Bluegrass) bringing alive old-time music flavors. The way he studied the various repertoires, through a philologically conscious approach, guarantee a thought outperformance, always accompanied by a sophisticated sarcasm and dynamic enthusiasm.

Education

Graduated with 110/110 cum laude (full marks) at the Jazz Bachelor at Conservatorio F.A. Bonporti (Trento, IT)
Graduated at the Jazz Bachelor at Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Amsterdam, NL)

Experience / Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Saxophone (flute), studied with various great musicians such as Robert Bonisolo, Simon Rigter, and Jasper Blom.
He performed with big bands featuring Maria Schneider, Bruno Tommaso, Paolo Silvestri.
Experienced in teaching vocals, flute, and harmonica for many years.

Reviews (1)

Amazing lessons! I've learned a lot during first lessons even after playing harmonica for half a year. Samuele is very cheerful, supportive and positive person
"Wanna learn how to use your vocal cords without scaring people on the bike?" "Would you like to be able to sing a serenade to your loved one instead of sounding like penguin that just joined the penguin fight club?" "Wanna learn how to sing like Ray Charles, Nat King Cole, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and Louis Prima without being a cheap copycat?" "Wanna stop the frustration of your shower-neighbours and amuse them?" "Would you like to have a solid technical background with the Pavarotti of Amsterdam?" If you fit the description you're in the right place! VOCALS LESSONS: - Learn the basics of singing - Learn how to sing blues and jazz - Master various techniques/approaches to the vocal cords - Become versatile in many genres - Improve your improvisation skills - Learn how to transcribe a song that you love and sing it - Develop your own sound Get a personalised plan now, drop me a message!
"Did you happen to watch "Anchorman" have a laugh about that scene, then another and only after consider the possibility of learning how to play jazz with the flute?!" "Would you like to learn some of the basics of flute and music theory with the Johan Cruijff of the flute?" "Did you study flute before and want to improve your fluting skills and bring them to an advanced level in this lifetime?" "Are you looking for the right teacher for your kid to become passionate about the finest of the art forms?" "Did you grandma play the flute and now it's the right time to pick it up yourself?" If you fit the description you're in the right place! FLUTE LESSONS: - Learn the basics of the flute - Build classical and "light" music repertoire - Master various techniques/approaches to the instrument - Become versatile in many genres - Improve your improvisation skills - Learn how to transcribe a song that you love and play it Get a personalised plan now, drop me a message!

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