HARMONICA MASTERCLASS AND WORKSHOP HITS GRANTHAM
Harmonica phenomenon Steve Lockwood has joined forces with FOX Music shop and the Guilhall Arts Centre Grantham, to put on a masterclass/demonstration/concert immediately followed by a workshop for harmonica players of all abilities including complete beginners on the following Saturdays in 2012, 13th Oct and the 24th 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 Fox Music Shop from 11:30 til 12:00 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
Time for a snack, then head over to the Guildhall Arts Centre for the workshop (13:00 – 17:00) 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.
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:
Guildhall Arts Centre,
St. Peter’s Hill,Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6PZ
Tel: 01476 406166 Fax: 01476 406001
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 page 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).
Testimonials from Grantham 2012
|Good experience. Didn't think I could play one!|
|I think that the afternoon flowed extermely well and although it lasts for four hours I didn't feel saturated with impossible to do stuff. I like the delivery pace|
|As a complete beginner I found this is a cool way to learn|
|A great session, fun, enjoyable with great results in a few hours (much more practice required now)|
|Excellent introduction. Shows what can be achieved over relatively short time and how advanced it could get!|
|A very enjoyable day. I feel that I have leart some vital skills which I can use along with other instruments to create a complete sound|
|I intended to attend a session last year but could not make it. Today I brought along my son Chris and we have had great fun|
|A really enjoyable afternoon which reinforced my learning from the first session|
|My second workshop with Steve and I learned more that the first time. I was stuck in a repetitive groove but can now try new things. Thanks.|