Music Workshops 2020


Thanks for your interest in my music workshops!

(update 4/10/20)

I have just completed this series of workshops, however if you are keen for me to hold more, please drop me a line with an expression of interest. I am also available for private tuition. 


I present low pressure, good humoured, motivational, educational workshops that suit adults of all ages and abilities 


My new 2020 workshops will be held in the conference room of The Pegasus Arms, Christchurch. They are 3 hours long and held on a Saturday afternoon from 12.30pm

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 one as a gift for someone?....

  • For beginners Sat 5th Sept

    25 New Zealand dollars
  • Intermediate / Dabblers - 19th Sept

    25 New Zealand dollars
  • For beginner & intermediate writers 3rd October

    25 New Zealand dollars


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

"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. 

I had brought along a harmonica that I picked up cheaply, years ago. After struggling along with it for a while, I took advantage of the opportunity to buy one of the ones David had available for sale, for a mere $20. This one is much nicer in quality, and a pleasure to play.

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



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