NEHI+GI - New England Harmonica + Guitar Intensive


Sep. 20-22


Master Harmonica teachers Annie Raines and Ronnie Shellist team up with country blues masters Paul Rishell and Erin Harpe for NEHI / GI - the New England Harmonica & Guitar Intensive! They’ll be joined by John Shirley, Jason Novak, Shane Sager and Jim Countryman to host a full weekend of classes, interactive workshops, jams, concerts, and delicious food from favorite local eateries Blue Ribbon BBQ and Bob Lobster. It will all take place on the grounds of a Victorian estate and carriage house in beautiful Newburyport, MA. This is a chance to learn new techniques, expand your repertoire and connect with people in the harmonica community. We hope you will join us for this very special event.

There will be time spent on guitar-harmonica ensemble playing, so the weekend will be a chance to up your duo game. If you play both harmonica and guitar, you can study both instruments during the weekend for no extra charge.

NEHI 2019 features 10+ hours of multiple class offerings, covering playing and soloing techniques, repertoire, blues history, and performance skills. Small group classes and private lessons will give you a chance to focus on your goals. You will also have a chance to perform solo or in front of a band at the student open mic & jam. A schedule is posted here. All levels are welcome, though you will get more out of the classes if you are beyond beginning.

WHAT’S COVERED: The Full weekend registration fee ($295 for harmonica or guitarists) covers all classes & lessons, meals, and concerts/jams from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.
A single-day pass ($175) for Saturday covers all classes from 9:30-5, catered BBQ lunch, seafood dinner, and an evening student/faculty concert, open mic and jam.
Accommodations are not included in the registration price, but there are rooms available at the Carriage House and the Mansion, and a list of rooms as well as local hotels, inns and airbnbs posted here: