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”.
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.
I first met Vincenzo when he was taking 30 people in a beginners harmonica tuition in Hampstead Heath. I was very impressed by the way he managed the session and got everyone playing a tune by the end of the session. On that day I decided I want him to be my chromatic harmonica tutor. I’ve been with him 2 years. He is easy to get on with and I’ve certainly made good progress. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to to learn to play harmonica. John
Finding Vincenzo was a real gift, knowledgeable and talented you right away know that you’re in the right hands. One of the best thing about learning with Vincenzo is that you feel like you’re playing real music right from lesson one. With him accompanying you on the guitar you’re ‘jamming’ no matter your skill level! Nicholas Martin
Vincenzo is very kind, friendly and professional at the same time; has lot of energy and solar attitude. One of the best person I met since I’m here in London.
Over the last couple of years my playing has gone from strength to strength thanks to the teaching of Vicenzo. He is an excellent teacher who is very much student centred in his approach, always extremely friendly and highly knowledgeably. Under Vincenzo’s guidance my technical ability, musicality, understanding of theory and repertoire in a number of styles has improved immeasurably as has my confidence. I thoroughly recommend Vincenzo as a teacher for players of all levels of ability and ambition.
“What a joy having Vincenzo as my Harmonica Teacher, good,clear teaching I strongly recommend “ Harriette Ashcroft