(ALL NEW) HARMONICA MASTERCLASS AND WORKSHOP HITS STAMFORD
Harmonica phenomenon Steve Lockwood has joined forces with Stamford ’s Music shop and the Stamford Arts Centre, to put on a masterclass/demonstration/concert immediately followed by a workshop for harmonica players of all abilities including complete beginners on the following Saturday in 2012, 17th Nov (more to come in 2013).
Steve isn't just a musician with a world wide reputation, who has played with acts from Larry Adler, Chris Difford (Squeeze) and Screaming Lord Sutch to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and recorded over 70 albums. He's also got a degree in harmonica playing from Anglia Ruskin University , Cambridge and is a fully qualified teacher and lecturer with a PGCE.
Steve is bringing his unique, exciting and inspirational harmonica masterclass/demonstration to Stamford Music Shop from 12:00 til 12:30 entrance free, where he will be playing for the general public followed by a question and answer session covering repairs, technique, types of harmonica to buy and whatever people want to ask about, there is also 10% of all harmonicas durng this time.
Time for a snack, then head over to the Arts Centre for the workshop (13:30 – 17:30) costing £25 for a chance to learn from the master himself. The workshop is suitable for all levels of player including complete beginners and will help any harmonica player to improve their blues and pop playing and get the best out of this deceptively humble instrument.
Steve's workshop is a rare opportunity for beginners, improvers and more competent players to gain instruction from a professional musician with 30 years of live performing forming the foundation of his teaching. Technical instruction is combined with hints and tips to make playing more musical and more fun.
Previous workshops all over the UK and abroad have seen great success with first time players and experienced musicians working together to make music and have a great time.
Workshop participants will play new blues rhythms, cool country wails, pitch bend all the way down and jam along with well-known solos. Steve will introduce pop/rock, folk and blues material and cover basic and intermediate techniques for the harmonica. Every workshop is different with new material and no need to read music notation for those who can’t read.
Workshop tickets cost £25 and should be booked in advance via the Arts Centre. Book tickets direct with the arts centre:
Call 01780 763203
Harmonicas (diatonic) in C are available on the day for £8 at the workshop.
We will try to incorporate anything that you may feel helpful in the next session. The Steve Lockwood harmonica website can be found at www.steve.ms, it contains music, videos and backing tracks for a wide range of songs. There is a youtube site at http://www.youtube.com/vacmusic which includes Steve playing with Larry Adler the great harmonica virtuoso as well as over 30 other harmonica videos with Steve. Other ways to keep in touch: follow me on Twitter (@harptuition); link up with me on Facebook (Steve Lockwood)
Please book well in advance for the workshops so we have the opportunity to choose the right location and repertoire for you all. These harmonica workshops can get booked up very quickly and there is a cap of 20 or 25 depending on room availability. Please pass this email on to anybody who may be interested in coming along to learn in a friendly and fun atmosphere.
One last thing, if you can’t make the next session or would prefer a one to one with Steve (at his studio) on harmonica please contact using the info below, Steve also teaches via Skype over the internet for those who can’t travel (search for harptuition).
Quotes from Stamford learners 2012
|I enjoyed it very much and will try to bring friends along. Like the style of presentation|
|Blues is good for the soul. Man!|
|Great fun. Good humoured, wiell presented and very positive, enthusiastic and patient. As Steve says 'safety in numbers' so you are never left to feel useless or stupid at any time!|
|Really fun, enjoyable and inspirational. A shot in the arm for taking the instrument forward|
|Great fun - sore lips - inspirational|
|I arrived with trepidation and am about to leave with determination. I will do my homeworkd. I enjoyed evey minute of it as I haven't laughed so much for ages. Thanks|
|Best course I have attended in the last few years|
|Great fun and very lively - time flew.|
|Excellent, I've had a harmonica for twenty odd years and I've learnt more in a few hours than I taught myself in that total time|
|Great fun - friendly atmosphere and learnt a lot without realising it|
|A Saturday afternoon very well spent, thanks.|
|Very enjoyable. I made some progress starting from a complete beginner|
|I appeared to get to play a bit in only a few hours|
|A very enjoyable 4 hours which was both instructive and entertaining. Pitched at exactly the right level for those present. I'm sure we all left feeling we ahd achieved something and motivated to improve our playing|
|Excellent afternoon, a good starter for me. Steve was brilliant, very funny, very helpful, skilled at helping the group and individuals|
|LOVED IT! Want to play like Steve!|