Welcome To My Harmonica Studio
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Get Full Access to a Library of Over 600 Lessons
Your journey to become a better harmonica player starts here. Whether you are just starting out playing the chromatic harmonica, or you are a confirmed player looking to improve - We have something for you in our course library. With over 30 hours of step-by-step videos and hundreds of audio examples, harmonica tabs and sheet music will help you to truly raise your playing to the next level.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED, IN ONE PLACE
Below, are selected complete in-depth courses, including videos, audios, pdf's, live backing tracks,
harmonica tabs and music sheets. Learn at your own pace, our course dashboard will keep you focus with new courses added all the time.
Whether you're just starting out or want to refresh the fundamentals to make sure you haven't missed anything critical that could slow your development as a chromatic harmonica player, this course is for you!
Yvonnick takes you through a series of exercises focused on scales, arpeggios and a host of melodic and rhythmic phrases. Develop your chops for Jazz improv fast!
Blues is at the root of all 20th century's music from Jazz to Rock. Gaining a solid grasp of the Blues language will expand your language and make you a versatile harp player, ready to tackle any music style.
Learning patterns is key to help build your jazz vocabulary. Yvonnick will demonstrate some of his best phrases over major, minor, dominant, diminished chords as well as II V I progressions.
This course will take you through music styles including Folk, Pop and Classical pieces with solfege and tablature.
Discover interesting new ways for your scales and arpeggios practice. In this course we will combine major 7th chords with major scales in all 12 keys. It will help you learn your scales and build dexterity and slide coordination.
...With New Courses Added All The Time...
FROM YVONNICK PRENE
Submit your video or audio of your playing, get custom feedback and improve.
I now play daily and improved by leaps...
"I love Yvonnick’s new site! Well worth the minimal fee for the membership seeing all the material I’m getting :}} I now play daily and have improved by leaps and bounds. Sign-up and join me for discussions and progress reports!"
JEAN-PHILIPPE CYPRES // HS Academy Member
I have immersed myself into the Harmonica Studio...
"My name is Glenn Firester and I'm a jazz drummer, chromatic harmonica player and reluctant piano player. I have immersed myself into the Harmonica Studio as a means to learn more techniques, phrasing and musical vocabulary. Yvonnick is on the leading edge of Jazz Harmonica as demonstrated from his amazing body of recorded work. He is truly an inspiration and his website provides all the building blocks and tools to improve everyone's playing. I highly recommend you check it out!"
GLENN FIRESTER // HS Academy Member
The most valued harmonica instructor in the world...
"Relevant chromatic harmonica lessons from the most valued harmonica instructor in the world. I would greatly recommend Harmonica Studio to anyone who is learning chromatic harmonica as a beginner, intermediate or even advanced levels."
TOMASZ JANOWSKI // HS Academy Member
JOIN A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY OF HARMONICA PLAYERS
Showcase your playing, discuss topics in our forum, participate in our "Monthly Transcription Challenge" where you will develop jazz vocabulary and train your ear. You'll connect with harmonica players from all over the world.
TRUSTED BY HARMONICA PLAYERS IN 128 COUNTRIES
- Learn at Your Own Pace and Practice Smarter From the Comfort of Your Home
- A One on One Experience to Help You Becoming a Solid Chromatic Harmonica Player
- Practical Strategies to Improve Your Playing
- Hundreds of Exercises in Harmonica Tabs and Standard Music Notation
- New Lessons Each Week
- Monthly Challenge (Optional)
Who is Yvonnick?
Ever since moving to New-York City from his hometown Paris, France, composer and educator Yvonnick Prene has fast become one of the rising stars in the harmonica world. He has recorded with top Jazz artists like Chris Potter, Pasquale Grasso, Peter Bernstein and toured in the USA, Europe and Africa.
Yvonnick was already playing the harmonica professionally at the age of 17, in Parisian club scenes. He later earned a master’s degree in music at the Sorbonne University in Paris, in 2011 and while still enrolled, he moved to New-York City to receive multiple full-tuition scholarships at the City College of New York, Columbia University and at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Yvonnick is the founder of New York Harmonica School, author of multiple books, Hohner Artist, bandleader of the Yvonnick Prene quartet and Padam Swing. He is currently based in Manhattan, New York.
IS HARMONICA STUDIO RIGHT FOR YOU?
Our courses may not be for everybody. Make sure before signing in to check out the list below and see if you are ready to get your playing to the next level.
who harmonica studio is for
- Eager to learn new songs and harmonica techniques.
- Interested in finding how you can improve your solos
- Dreaming of playing with a band
- Looking to learn how to improvise
- Interested to receive feedbacks on your playing
who harmonica studio is not for
- 100% satisfied with your actual level
- Stuck in your ways & happy to play the same way
- Too busy to get involved
- Willing to pay thousand of dollars over private and school and university jazz courses.
I'm improving my playing day by day...
"Finding the Harmonica site of Yvonnick Prene is truly one of my really great joys. The Harmonica studio is giving me a superb training structure to follow in playing, and I now practice the harmonica daily and I'm improving my playing day by day! ”
MAC DJERF // HS Academy Member
It has motivated me to up my game, practice daily...
As a professional jazz pianist and chromatic player for the last 25 years, I am very excited to be studying at Harmonica Studio. It has motivated me to up my game, practice daily and determine to play gigs. This is a groundbreaking and Innovative school founded by a great teacher and musician. Five stars!!
JEFF PITTSON // HS Academy Member
I am very pleased with my progress
I joined in September 2019. It took me many years to finally discover a thorough Jazz course at an affordable price. Yvonnick must have spent hours, if not months putting together a fantastic course with theory, demonstrations, play-along exercises, and song analysis. I am progressing through it all in small bites, and am very pleased with my progress.
MAUNY // HS Academy Member
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Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
7-Day Trial Period
The 7 Day Free Trial to Harmonica Studio is a great way to introduce yourself to the HS community! The trial will allow you to access all courses and content available within Harmonica Studio - exactly the same as a normal subscription. Click here to get started!
Can I give a course as a gift?
Is Harmonica Studio available in other languages?
Yes. If you need to set the your text to a different language, you can do it with Google Translate available for free at Chrome Web Store. This will change the language of menus, texts and settings. The videos will remain in english.
Can I adjust the speed of the video?
Absolutely! You can slow down or accelerate any video easily through the speed control feature on our Vimeo video player.
Can I experience the full website on my phone or tablet?
Yes! Our website has full functionality on all platforms including iOS and Android mobile devices, phones, and tablets.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have 24/7 access from the date you register on the site until you decide to stop your monthly or yearly membership.
What is included in my membership?
Every paid subscription to Harmonica Studio comes with:
How it works?
After registering for the monthly or yearly membership and completing payment on PayPal you will become a member of Harmonica Studio. You will be able to login at anytime using the membership login form, on the right corner of the homepage. Once you are logged in, you will see all the courses you have signed up for.
Do you offer refunds?
We do not offer refund beyond the trial period. At the end of your 7-Day Trial, unless cancelled, your subscription will automatically rollover to a monthly or annual subscription with Harmonica Studio.
If you do not wish to continue on to a monthly or annualy subscription with Harmonica Studio at the end of your trial period, you will need to cancel your subscription prior to the 7th day. If you have been charged for a subscription and no longer wish to use Harmonica Studio you can easily cancel your automatic payment from your account. After cancelling your subscription, you will still be able to access your account through the end of your billing cycle.
I'm a beginner. Is Harmonica Studio a good fit for me?
We offer courses ranging from beginning, intermediate to advanced players. I recommend to get started with the Harmonica Fundamentals course to learn the basics. You will be able to have to move freely between these different levels as often as you'd like.
I'm coming back to chromatic harmonica after a break - can you help me?
Picking up the chromatic harmonica after a long hiatus can feel difficult. Don't worry. A lot of our members haven't played since high school (30 years ago!). We have courses in Harmonica Studio to help you get back into playing and motivate you, while still having a ton of fun!
How do I get feedback from Yvonnick on my playing?
Yvonnick will personally review your audio/videos, posted via the “Student Video Showcase” and reply with constructive criticisms, to each and every one.
Am I locked into a long-term commitment?
No. You can cancel your subscription at any time. After cancelling your subscription, you will still be able to access your account through the end of your billing cycle.
If I want to cancel my subscription, what do I need to do?
You can cancel your membership at ANY time with no hassle and no questions asked. This will stop any future payments from your payment source and you'll not be able to have access to the courses. For members who pay with PayPal: Log into the PayPal account used for your subscription, click the "gear" symbol on the top right of the page, click "Payments" on the top menu bar and then click the "Manage Pre-Approved Payments" button on the bottom left. On the next screen, click "Harmonica Studio" and then "Cancel" on the following screen. You can reactivate your membership at any time and keep your same username, account information, and forum activity if you choose to return at a later date.