I'll be teaching my harmonica workshop/class at the N.E. 42nd ave P.C.C. campus this fall:
Monday evenings, from 6:45-8;45 pm, Oct. 5th - Oct 26
P.C.C. class number: 44808
All levels are welcome. We go over harmonica basics, some more advanced techniques, history in different musical styles, and the evolution of the harmonica in music and culture....
Bring a "C" harmonica, and if you can, a small tape recorder. I will have handouts. Students will leave the class with tunes to work on, plus more advanced ideas for the future, like horn lines, bass lines, blues riffs, fiddle tunes......
"W.C. Beck fronts a group that includes many of Portland's finest players, including Lewi Longmire and accordion-harmonica master David Lipkind" - w.week, 2012
The Big River Theater production "got valuable assists....from David Lipkind, whose soulful harmonica helps the band evoke the proper Southern atmosphere" - Marty Hughley, Oregonian 2011
"....some of Portland's finest players, including steel guitarist Paul Brainard, and harmonica wizard David Lipkind......" - Oregonian
My primary project, Wood Brain, just signed to Yellow Dog Records out of Memphis, TN. Our national debut is July 14th.
I am the featured soloist on Michael Dean Damron's new cd, Father's Day, out on In Music We Trust Records.
Beginning harmonica class at P.C.C. starts in Sept. email me for details….