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.
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
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.
Meet Your Tutor
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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