Welcome To Harmonica Studio 

I will help you learn the chromatic harmonica faster and play better.

Step by Step Courses - Direct Feedback - New Lessons Every Week

Welcome To Harmonica Studio 

I will help you learn the chromatic harmonica faster and play better.

Step by Step Courses - Direct Feedback - New Lessons Every Week


Get Full Access to a Library of Over 650 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 50 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.


Want to know what to practice? Submit your video or audio of your playing, get custom feedback and improve. 


Showcase your playing, play in the virtual ensemble, 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.

Here's What Other Harmonica Players Are Saying About HS:

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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. 


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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

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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

Yvonnick Prene

From: Yvonnick Prene

Attn: All Chromatic Harmonica Players

RE: My Harmonica Studio

"Hi, I'm Yvonnick Prene. Over a decade ago when I arrived in New York City on a student visa, I thought I was one of the best harmonica player of all time and expected the world to recognize my talents.  


Boy, was I wrong! 

Although I had already obtained a BA in music from Sorbonne University and performed regularly in major Paris Jazz clubs, I wasn’t quite prepared for New York City proficiency. 

After just one month on the scene, I quickly realized my ignorance and it crushed me! There was a huge mountain to climb in front of me but I couldn’t just abandon my passion and go back home.

 I felt like I was wasting my life…..

Then, Something Amazing Happened

Through the guidance of jazz legends such as saxophonist Lee Konitz, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Charles Persip, I went back to the woodshed, practiced music fundamentals and re-evaluated the process of playing the harmonica. I actually wrote out my own practice method, using scales and arpeggios tailored for the chromatic harmonica. I started to practice these exercises like crazy.

Through 10000+ hours of practice, late-night sessions at NYC clubs and performing hundreds of gigs, I improved dramatically

I took the long, hard road. I want you to save time, money and energy while becoming the best harmonica player you can be. I decided to make what I learn available to others, so harmonica players like you could benefit from what I discovered.

And man, have my students benefited.

I’m excited to share this with you so you can get these results too. 

Warm Regards,

Yvonnick Prene

Meet Your Tutor

Yvonnick Prene

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 Pasquale Grasso, Peter Bernstein, Vic Juris along with touring 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 the New York Harmonica School, author of multiple books, a Hohner Artist and Bandleader. He is currently based in Manhattan, New York City. 

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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

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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'm 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?

Yes. You sure can! Head over to GIFT !

There you can purchase gift certificate for one to three months all access and lifetime membership.

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: 

  • Access to over 600 lessons
  • Personalized feedback from Yvonnick through video or audio exchange
  • Access to a carefully crafted curriculum that covers all levels of chromatic harmonica playing
  • Downloadable backing tracks and pdf notation
  • Interact with fellow chromatic harmonica players via forums, news feed etc.
  • 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.


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