harmonica lessons with howard levy

Howard Levy knows music and can show you the way to harmonica mastery.

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Learn Online with Harmonica Lessons from Howard Levy

Howard Levy has taken his entire knowledge of playing harmonica and poured it into a comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of lessons in a wide variety of genres. Subscribers get unlimited access to all online harmonica lessons, supplemented by backing tracks and other study materials. Plus there's special guests, exclusive interviews, and a community of harmonica enthusiasts from all over the world.

What ultimately sets these harmonica lessons apart from other online offerings however, is the ability to submit a video using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange® learning platform. Howard reviews each submission and records a video response where he offers tips and techniques to practice. All students can access Howard's Video Exchange library, which has been expanding since 2009 and may contain the key to unlock your own playing.

Top Quality Harmonica Lessons

  • 100s of harmonica lessons to explore
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion Isolation and Video Looping
Video Exchange® Learning

  • Submit practice videos to Howard Levy
  • Get custom feedback on your playing
  • Practice the advice and improve
Worldwide Community

  • Connect with students around the world
  • Learn from everyone’s Video Exchanges 
  • Stay motivated to progress your playing

Howard Levy Harmonica Lessons

Click a lesson category below to explore the curriculum
  • Basic Harmonica
  • Intermediate Harmonica
  • Advanced Harmonica
  • Virtuoso Harmonica
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Indian/Middle Eastern/Eastern European
  • Folk/Irish/Bluegrass
  • Latin/Brasilian
  • Rock/Pop
  • Classical

Basic Harmonica

Intermediate Harmonica

Advanced Harmonica



Reviews for Howard Levy's Harmonica Lessons

  • "My goals when I signed up were to be able to play multiple positions and to play overblows. I can honestly say that I blew my goals out of the water! About 2 weeks ago I played an overblow and about jumped out of my seat. I haven't stopped overblowing since... It is the most fun I have EVER had playing an instrument. It is truly becoming a passion of mine. Howard inspires me to play more than any prior musician I've listened to."Tadder
  • "I think the video exchange aspect is brilliant. It's THE way to maintain on online community of players and learners."Nick
  • "I am amazed at the quantity and quality of the material here. My primary focus has been blues so far but I am now looking to expand my horizons and my understanding of the harmonica by working through Howard's lessons. I have started with the basic level of lessons on this website to firm up my foundations and I have found them enlightening. Wonderful stuff!"Brothergerr
  • "Up until now there were not many places I could to go to learn this instrument. On this site I have heard many exceptional players who are sharing their knowledge with players of all levels."dad-e-0
  • "I tried harmonica playing before but with no big success. So I decided to give this a try. I always thought of harmonica that it was more for fun than for serious playing but watching Howard’s lessons turned things upside down. And what is more important this instrument suits my current musical interests just perfectly. It’s fantastically expressive. I feel myself like I was years ago when started guitar playing. This is amazing!"Virkator
  • "I don't think I would ever have learned as much as I have in my short time of playing, without Howard. I honestly don't know what I will do with this instrument but what I do know is that I am in love with it and really really enjoy it. I am so grateful that Howard takes the time to personally respond to us."harmonikat
  • "This is as good as it gets (unless I had a one way plane ticket to Chicago and a wad of cash) and I'm glad to be a part of it."ray
  • "Howard has really expanded my view of what the diatonic harmonica is. I've been playing with some seasoned vets and they are so gracious. One gent told me he could tell I'd been practicing. Little do they know I've only scratched the surface."Cecil
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About Howard

Howard Levy is a master of harmonica. As the first person to play the diatonic harmonica as a fully chromatic instrument, Howard opened a world of new possibilities for the instrument.  After he pioneered "overblowing" and "overbending" techniques, Howard was able to journey outside the realm of traditional harmonica music and explore other genres including Jazz, Classical, Latin and other styles of World Music.

As a recording artist, Howard has played on hundreds of albums and several movie soundtracks. Aside from his prolific work as a solo performer, he is a founding member of the group Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, who in 2011 won a Grammy for the song "Life in Eleven", which Howard co-wrote. Howard also plays in the groups Trio Globo, Chévere de Chicago, Acoustic Express; and has recorded collaborations with Anthony Molinaro, Fox Fehling, Norman Savitt, Rabih Abou Khalil, and many others.

Howard has been showing people how to play harmonica since 1972 and teaching harmonica lessons online with ArtistWorks since 2009.

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Each subscription is for a single school. Pricing and features can vary slightly per school.

1 Month membership
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Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
$35/month (prepaid)
3 Month membership
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Unlimited Video Exchanges
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$30/month (prepaid)
12 Month membership
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Unlimited Access to Lessons
Unlimited Video Exchanges
Exclusive Content
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