The Harmonica Barge was started by music graduate, teacher and workshop leader Ed Hopwood. Ed offers harmonica lessons on his beautifully crafted wide-beam barge over in Historic Brentford ( close to Kew Gardens).
In addition to Ed's private tuition, he works in a number of schools and for various music services including Ealing. He has six years of popular music education under his belt, first studying a diploma in his native midlands and then a degree in London. In his final year, he specialised in Blues/Roots music with an emphasis on music education.
He has taught hundreds of complete beginners to play the harmonica at their own homes, workshops, festivals and even live on the radio with previous students including: Panaroma's Tom Mangold and members of the Indie Rock band Mystery Jets.