I’m Tomlin – a Blues Harmonica teacher based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thanks to the wonders of the internet I’m able to teach students all over the world through my free YouTube lessons and Premium Online Harmonica School.
My main focus is making it easy for students to get up on stage and discover the joy of improvisation and jamming with other musicians. I also want to open them up to all of the different facets of this wonderful little instrument.
Liam has appeared and recorded in Europe and North America with artists including Minor Blues and Mike Nagoda, and is adept at blues, rock, pop, country, jazz and more.
This is Harry – a Blues Guitarist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He teaches guitar at his music school – Strollers Music School.
He has played in many different corporate, functions and originals bands and is an expert Musical Director. This is a role he currently holds in his band Delacroix who will be the house band for the weekend.
I am very excited to announce that we will be running the Edinburgh Harmonica Workshop again in 2020 from 22nd to 24th May in Edinburgh Scotland.
► Different Format
Due to popular demand I have decided to change the set up of the event slightly. I’ve made the classes more intimate and given more focus to jamming.
There will only be 32 slots for students to keep the class sizes nice and intimate.
► Topic – Jamming
The event will be focussing on giving you practical tools to help you with jamming with other musicians, whether you have already got experience of this or have never played with another person.
The weekend will feature performances and workshops led by Liam Ward, Harry Higgs and Tomlin Leckie.
► Opening Night Performance
We will welcome you to Edinburgh with an evening featuring sets from Tomlin and Liam backed up by Delacroix (the house band).
As well as tons of jamming during the day there will be the opportunity to get up on stage to jam with Delacroix and the teachers.
All of the evening events and workshops will take place at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Tickets for the weekend are limited to just 32 so that we can keep it nice and intimate.
Tickets cost £250 and include Lunch on Saturday and Sunday at The Voodoo Rooms – (TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)
22nd May (Friday)
23rd May (Saturday)
24th May (Sunday)
I will be presenting everything you need to get started jamming Blues Harmonica with a band. We’ll be using some classic Blues forms such as 12 Bar Blues, One-Chord Blues and Hook-based Blues. There will be lots of playing as a group and individually so that you feel comfortable getting up on stage.
I will be using Blues Standards examples to show you how how you can support a singer. We will look at playing around the singer as well as playing under the singer but never playing over the singer.
I will be discussing strategies for controlling stage anxiety (and sharing some of my own jam failures!) in order to equip you with the confidence to play in a jam setting.
I will be sharing tips on picking the right song, playing tastefully and using stagecraft to help you get the best out of every jam opportunity, and make your performance stand out from the crowd.
Harry and Delacroix will be showing you how to communicate with a band and while Tomlin and Liam will show you how to get started with amplified harmonica playing.
Come join us for an unforgettable weekend of harmonica with other harmonica enthusiasts…