Instruction Approach

Our Mission

To provide our students with a methodical, comprehensive approach to learning their instrument, the music they love to play, and the context in which to play it.

School of the Blues Instruction Approach

One of the great joys of playing music is to perform with other musicians. Your instructor will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to share your music with others. School of the Blues provides this opportunity in a comfortable environment through structured jam sessions and student concerts. Our highly experienced teaching staff are also highly experienced professional musicians and published authors. Unlike other teaching facilities, School of the Blues and its instructors provide you with the real-life training that will help you to be successful at whatever skill level you aspire to take your playing.

Our Success Story

Our success lies in each and every student enjoying the learning process and having the feeling of fulfillment and joy brought on by playing an instrument. Whether you're a closet musician or aspire to be the next biggest and best, we look forward to the opportunity to help you find your voice in music.

Owner/Head Instructor David Barrett

David Barrett is the founder of School of the Blues and owner of the Harmonica Masterclass Company. His workshops and Teacher Accreditation Programs reach harmonica players around the globe. Through Mel Bay Publications, David is the most published author of blues harmonica lesson material in the world. He also writes a monthly column with Blues Revue Magazine. Along with his accomplishments as an instructor, David has over two decades of experience designing music programs and managing teaching staffs. School of the Blues is a realization of a life time goal to create a professional collaborative environment for teaching the music he loves to play and teach... the blues.