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Enter the fun world of playing music with others and for yourself. You will learn classics like "Saints Go Marching In", "Blowing in the Wind", Bo Diddley's 1955 civil rights blues statement "I'm a Man", and the Rolling Stones/Grateful Dead/Buddy Holly rock and roller "Not Fade Away". No prior musical training required. Bring ten-hole “diatonic” harmonicas in the keys of C and A. This is for absolute beginners!
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Macon, GA | mouth organ wizard | B.A. in psychology | 27 years at Swallow Hill | Clay Kirkland and Key on a Kite | blues/rock | played 'Take This Job And Shove It' with Johnny Paycheck in the Sahara Reno Grand Ballroom | Pranayama
Clay’s teaching style: Using easy to read harmonica tablature and recordings, including his own Play Along CD, Clay enables the student to play for fun and with others in all musical styles, blues, country, folk, Americana, rock and roll, world beat.
Musical performance and training, which began at age 6, has included cello, baritone horn, choir, saxophone, guitar, piano, tabla drums. Fifty years professional musician, thirty years teaching harmonica.Awards include:Best World Beat Album of 1995, for his “Blues, Rock, Raga, Harmonica” - Westword Best of DenverLifetime Achievement - Colorado Blues SocietyDistinguished Faculty - Swallow Hill MusicHas appeared in concert with: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Lou Rawls, Robben Ford, Derrick Trucks, Royal Musicians of Nepal, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, many others
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Clay is teaching in-person lessons and classes in Denver from February 13-23, 2023, then he will return to online lessons only until his next trip back to Colorado! Please schedule a lesson, then contact us if you would like to request an in-person lesson with Clay during the February dates.
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