Currently there are no workshops planned on site. However I will be attending various harmonica festivals around the UK giving small maintenance workshops throughout the year. The next one is

Harmonica UK chromatic weekend - Birmingham 17th June -19th June.    

Hi John - A great big Thank you for your participation in The Chromatic Weekend. It was a pleasure to meet you at the weekend and attend your workshop. I regret not being able to go to all your workshops you have a great manner about you and explain things easily to people. Your workshops were highly informative, fun and captivating. We have heard so many positive comments about you Well done! I hope to see you again perhaps at Bristol festival?   Kind Regards  Katrina and the NHL Chromatic Weekend team  . 

Well what an amazing day I've had on this course today. New skills for life, head overflowing with gained knowledge, a way of saving cash and a great hobby. Thanks for sharing your wisdom, experience and tea John Cook, can't wait for the next one. - Trevor Yeo 

Hi John,

I just had to say, thank you for your efforts and the friendly delivery on todays course.
Although I have been playing harmonicas for many years, I have only ever scratched the surface of the inner workings.
Your course has made me more confident to know what to do and meeting new friends as well!
Kind regards

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Due to the growing demand for repairing harmonicas, I have put together a one day repair masterclass. This will be a full on day working here in my workshop. It will be very "hands on". Im going to be demonstrating and talking about repair techniques first, BUT then you will be practicing what I preach .  I have full workshop facilities here and you will be working under my supervision. I have purposely kept the class to a very low number so that each and every participant will get the opportunity take a harmonica apart and fix it. The day will cover, but not be limited to : 

  • Purchasing a harmonica online and what to look for. 
  • Inspection of parts while assembled 
  • Disassembly
  • Cleaning
  • Slider and Mouthpiece overhauling  
  • Windsaver inspection and replacement
  • Comb  repair / exchanges
  • Reedplate conversions, leveling 
  • Reed replacement 
  • Reed Gapping and Shaping
  • Tuning 
  • Assembly & Tryout.

As the Certified Hohner Repair Technician for the UK this course is a must for anyone looking to maintain their own harmonica.  This is the first workshop of its kind in the UK where you will actually work on your harp. Free Tea and Coffee will be provided all day. You will need to bring a pack lunch. The course will run from 10am to 3pm.  Due to the limited space and tools I have available, I want each participant to get really involved and therefore I will limit the class to  8 places. If there is greater demand and the dates are not suitable, please get in touch so that I may consider running more classes.  

You will need to bring your own harmonicas if you would like to work on them, but if you dont fancy practicing on your harp then I can supply the harps for the day... . 

The cost is only £65 for the full day.     ( Free Tea and Coffee and biscuits  will be provided.).