Many have owned but few have mastered the harmonica. Even fewer understand the free-reed instrument’s ability to unlock the unlimited potential of a child, musically and beyond.
In 2002, urban Jazz harmonicist Frédéric Yonnet launched an educational seminar to foster a greater appreciation, awareness and understanding of the harmonica. The mission is carried out through the presentation of captivating mini-concerts, informative clinics and instructional workshops and master classes for youth and adults.
Workshop participants range in age from 7 to 78 years old. Whether a group of 10 or 500, each event is customized to consider key factors including: the goals, number and age of participants, musical competency, production capabilities of the venue, etc.
Reed My Lips educational programs are designed to:
Typically participants will:
Requested Items: Butcher paper or white board, colored markers and TV monitor with HDMI input (optional). Facilitator will bring: camera, laptop and pre-purchased harmonicas.
If you’re interested in hosting a workshop or included them in grant proposals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-855-8700.
“I can’t put into words the thanks I owe you and the band for what turned out to be a life altering experience for most of our students.
– Donald Nagel, Art Director, Northwest School of the Arts, Charlotte, VA
“When they heard my voice in the hallways for the remainder of the day, by the dozens they ran out of their classes to hug me for making the event possible, some with tears in their eyes. The principal has received over 400 emails and phone calls from parents thanking her for making the day possible.” – Donald Nagel, Art Director, Northwest School of the Arts, Charlotte, VA
“I can assure you that most of our students have never come close to going to a concert. Half our students are on free/reduced lunch, and come from families that buying concert tickets would never be an option. The experience energized the student body like I have never seen. They seem to remember why they auditioned to get into our school, and felt like each of the band members were their new extended family. A new excitement for their pursuit of the arts was so evident.” – Donald Nagel, Art Director, Northwest School of the Arts, Charlotte, VA
“We all can’t say thank you enough. Fred and the band were fantastic. This is something the students will remember for years to come.” – Leah W. Puryear, Director, Upward Bound, University of Virginia
“The experience energized the student body like I have never seen. They seem to remember why they auditioned to get into our school, and felt like each of the band members were their new extended family.” – Donald Nagel, Art Director, Northwest School of the Arts, Charlotte, VA