Beginning and Intermediate Blues/Popular (Diatonic) harmonica lessons. Beginning Chromatic harmonica lessons. On the blues, harmonica, I teach the distinct skills necessary to develop higher level, integrated playing. These include breathing, body mechanics, hand positions, chord and single note playing, musical scales in positions 1 - 6, hand and throat vibrato, shakes, draw and blow bending, among others. I also offer help with the playing styles of of Chicago blues harmonica players from the 1950s through 1970s.

Serviced Areas

  • Baltimore, Baltimore County, online through Zoom, Patreon

Payment Options

  • Money Orders, Personal Checks, Cash

Contact Details

  Person Ed J. Kaitz
  City Baltimore, MD
  Phone Number (443) 253-1345

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Ed J. Kaitz

Teacher

Ed Kaitz has played diatonic harmonica for 30 years and Chromatic for 11.
He has studied with Joe Filisko, Gary Primich and several students of Howard Levy.
Ed has taught harmonica lessons through the House of Musical Traditions, and several other Music Studios, as well as on his own since 1997.
Ed's most recent blues band experience was with the 3 Headed Elvis band, but he also played with Big Daddy Stallings Blues Band in Balt. MD.
Ed has played with countless singer songwriters in the Maryland music community.
Ed is featured on CDs by John Seay, Ty Ford, Bill Patrick and Lea Jones, and Woody Lissauer.
Ed has 2 solo releases out featuring harmonica. One, "The Law of Guffaw" no longer in print. The main songs featuring harmonica there are "Funky Chicken, Finger Picken, Frikken Harmonica Blues" and "Hymie the Handy Hippopotamus Plumber".

Products & Services

Harmonica lessons one on one, Maryland and DC

$30 per hour. Travel $ over 15 miles.

Beginning and intermediate lessons on diatonic (blues) harmonica, and beginning lessons on Chromatic harmonica.

Lessons customized for student level, and interest.

Focus on Diatonic is on the many basic skills needed to develop an integrated style in Cross harp, straight harp and Dorian positions.

Promotions & Discounts

Harmonica lessons run $40 per hour, plus travel expenses. In Catonsville, there is no travel expense.

Please contact me if interested. We will conduct a mutual interview to be sure it is a good fit.

Thanks,

Ed J. Kaitz

Videos

Mid eastern Harmonica Dirge

A chromatic harmonica dirge, using trills, chromatic warbles, and more.


Improvisation, lessons, call 443-253-1345

Improvised Solo on amplified Hohner 64 Chromonica, with a drum beat