Music Workshops 2021


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I present low pressure, good humoured, motivational, educational workshops that suit adults of all ages and abilities (have a read of the testimonials below)

Bookings are essential! Book & Pay to secure a space. Click the Purple 'Book Now' button below.

For more information, please check out the 'read more' section of each workshop and for any additional information, feel free to drop me a line via my contact page. I'm always happy to help. 

Why not buy a workshop as a gift for someone?....

I recommend all students bring a "10 hole diatonic Harmonica in the key of C"

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from my Harmonica stage 1 workshop Sept 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed!

Julian Sept 2020

Really enjoyed the workshop thanks, good value and the upbeat energy helps to keep it interesting

Sally Sept 2020

What my students say...

Hi David

I attended both your beginner and intermediate workshops. I cannot thank you enough for what you have taught me, I now have the most amazing foundation, thanks to you, to start my musical journey learning to play the harmonica. 

Wishing you all the very best



Hi David,

I found the whole session really interesting.  You obviously had put a lot of work into the material so I want to say thanks very much.


Hi David,

Really enjoyed the workshop thanks, good value and the upbeat energy helps to keep it interesting. Having visuals and demonstrating really works for my learning style. I would recommend your course. there as I did last time?



"I recently experienced the unique pleasure of attending a beginner's harmonica workshop, hosted by David Thorpe, of Backyard Music.

David was a warm and engaging host/instructor from the outset. He had clearly spent considerable time on preparation, nothing was lacking, or missed.

He explained about theory and techniques, about the history and development of the harmonica, and about care and maintenance, all with a relaxed manner that made everything easy to follow, and understand. The printed sheets that were handed out contained clear instructions, and also plenty of directions to other resources. 

Anyone contemplating picking up "the easiest instrument in the world", as he refers to it, would greatly benefit from attending one of these workshops. The entry fee was staggeringly low for such a fun, informative, worthwhile event. 

Thanks heaps, David. I thoroughly enjoyed myself"

Peter. Sept 2020