Harmonica

Introductory Group Class are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11 am and 6 pm.

$95 for four weekly lessons, 1 to 1-1/2 hours each, depending on group size. Minimum 4 enrollments. Harmonica included.

Private Lessons are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11 am and 6 pm. 

$60 for one hour
$45 for 45 minutes

Call 415-391-1317 or email: info@clarionmusic.com to schedule your lesson.

CARLOS ZIALCITA Born in the Philippines and migrating to the United States in 1958Blues and Jazz harmonica player, singer, bandleader, jazz festival producer and educator Carlos Zialcita has been part of the San Francisco Bay Area music scene for decades and has worked with many different artists, bands, and students. He has recorded three CDs as a leader including Train Through Oakland produced by Johnny Otis, Evolution with the Carlos Zialcita Jazztet and Soul Shadows with the band Little Brown Brother. He also appears on recordings by numerous blues artists including Johnny Otis, Sugar Pie DeSanto and Sonny Rhodes. Zialcita is the Founder and Director of the San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival, founded in 2008.

His experience as an educator includes 12 years with the Peralta Community College District as assistant to class instructor Johnny Otis, He is also a former instructor at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music. Zialcita is a retired high school teacher and presently gives harmonica lessons at local music stores, Stagebridge Performance Academy in Oakland, and in his home studio in Oakland. He musical studies include classes at the California Jazz Academy and private lessons with harmonica masters Robert Bonfiglio and Donald Bailey.

He continues to spread the magic of harmonica music and the rich culture of American jazz and blues through his performances and to his students. In addition to the SF Fil-Am Jazz Festival his work in the Filipino community includes his work as a high school teacher, and many years of collaboration with the Filipino American National Historical Society. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation and as an Advisory Board Member to Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. (PAWA), based in San Francisco.

He is a contributing writer to Positively Filipino Magazine, an on-line publication and received a Plaridel Award from the Philippine American Press Club in 2013. He is one of the contributing writers in Filipinos in San Francisco on Arcadia Press (2011) and Beyond Lumpia, Pancit and Seven Manangs Wild on Eastwind Books (2014).

*Photo of Carlos by James Sobredo (2014).