About

About

The harmonica workshop

The idea behind the harmonica workshop gets started from the desire of promoting an instrument which deserves more space in the music scene. 

Many artists  introduced the harmonica to different music styles. Thanks to these people, we can find the harmonica in Blues, Jazz, Classical music, Tango, Flamenco, Brazilian, Irish music and many more styles.

The harmonica is taking more space over the years but we think that it is still less popular compared with other instruments. Our purpose is to spread the “harmonica culture”.

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Vincenzo Fratelli

Diatonic and chromatic harmonica player

Vincenzo is a harmonica teacher and professional musician born in Marsala (Sicily) in 1983. He discovers the blues and the diatonic harmonica at the age of 22. In 2006 he graduates in Rome in Education Sciences and he writes his final thesis at university entitled “The blues music and its multicultural power”.

In the thesis he draws a musical and historical trail of the blues. At 23 he moves to London where he starts practicing the instrument full time. He starts playing the chromatic harmonica at the age of 27 when he discovers Toots Thielemans music.

In London he studies jazz and learns about other music styles like Tango and Flamenco.

At the moment he is involved in different project and he is working on his own one. He performed in London in venues such the Ronnie Scotts, the Union Chapel and the Forge. He participated at various festivals in Europe like the international Tango Festivals in the Netherlands and in France.

Vincenzo is a qualified teacher in the United kingdom. He has been teaching diatonic and chromatic harmonica to people of all ages. He is  been organizing several workshops with children and adults with disabilities, privately and in schools.

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