9th Harmonica Masters Workshops
Trossingen, October 29th - November 2nd 2014
Artistic direction & concept: Steve Baker
Organisation: Hohner Conservatory / Michaela Kitzke
The Harmonica Masters Workshops in Trossingen, Germany were initiated in 2003 by Steve Baker in cooperation with the town of Trossingen and the Hohner Musical Instrument company. Now under the direction of the Hohner Conservatory, the no.1 educational event for blues harmonica in Europe opens its doors again for the 9th time at the end of October 2014 on the new campus in the heart of Trossingen, the fully renovated site of the former Hohner production facilities.
With only six weeks to go this year we have already received almost 100 registrations. As well as the Master Workshops with Joe Filisko (sold out), David Barrett and Steve Baker, we're also offering an introduction to Blues Chromatic with Ben Hewlett and a guitar class with Eric Noden. In addition to these 4 day courses there are a number of one and two day classes: Looping with the amazing Rico Loop, Beyond the Blues with young jazz shooting star Konstantin Reinfeld, Blues Basics with Riedel Diegel and a seminar on the History of the Blues Harmonica with Klaus Kilian.
Places are still available for all classes except Joe Filisko's and we would be happy to welcome you to Trossingen for a few days of total immersion in the world of contemporary harmonica. Join this remarkable cross section of harmonica afficionados from around the world to celebrate the instrument in an atmosphere of friendship and harmony with classes by modern masters, great concerts, open sessions with professional accompaniment and much more.
If you have the opportunity to join me at Hohner-Konservatorium Trossingen, Germany this year for the 9th Annual Harmonica Masters Workshops I’ll be teaching classes on: Blues Jam Training; Blues Openings, Endings and Breaks; and Blues Harmonica Instrumental Songwriting. Besides classes with myself, Steve Baker, Joe Filisko & Eric Noden and others, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the Hohner Service Workshop, Jam Sessions, evening Concerts and tour both the German Harmonica & Accordion Museum and the Hohner Factory. For more information visit harmonica-masters.de. See you there!