Blue Tongue Harmonica Book as a speaker/entertainer for your next event
Key Points for Blue Tongue Harmonica
- High energy educator and performer, Craig Lyons, and his professional Blues Band, Blue Tongue Harmonica, bring people together for team building, corporate events, road shows and celebrations.
- Blue Tongue Harmonica leads groups of 10 to 500 people through interactive shows and workshops including the blues harmonica rhythm trains, blues harp jams, short ice breakers and full blown blues improvisation.
- Blue Tongue Harmonica workshops excite and unite large and small groups of people, in the process showcasing cooperative group dynamics and communication skills.
- This team building experience is a great way to find individual style and meld a magical team.
- Get Your Team On Track....Build a rhythmic team by learning the blues!
Topics for Blue Tongue Harmonica
- Harmonica blues jam experience
Our facilitators take participants on a rhythmic adventure activity where everyone can tap into the fun using the percussive voice of the blues harmonica.
In the Harmonica Blues Jam every participant is gifted a harmonica to play and hold onto for a keepsake memory. Lead by the Bluetongue facilitators the new harmonica assembly is taken on a rhythmic adventure.
- The blues musical train experience
The blues musical train brings together the magical combination of harmonica, vocal harmonies and percussion. Under our facilitators direction participants break into groups to learn their new craft of either percussion, harmonica or vocal harmonies. We then combine in sections to produce a rhythmic chorus where participants discover the fabulous percussive ensemble, they have created together.
In the Blues Musical Train every participant is gifted a harmonica to play and hold onto for a keepsake memory.
- Harmonica jam - Online team connection activity
Working from home has many bonuses but it can be socially isolating. A Harmonica Jam is the perfect activity to bring your team together for a fun catch up that relieves stress and provides health benefits.
The Harmonica Jam can be a one-off activity or organised for your group as a regular activity delivered on a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly basis.
- Harmonica for health
Playing the Harmonica is a wonderful way to improve your breathing and exercise your lungs.
As we age, we lose our lung capacity. Medical experts say that people start losing their lung capacity by age 30 and may have only 50 percent of their previous capacity by age 50.
The Harmonica is being used around the world as therapy to improve lung capacity fitness. Unlike the familiar fitness regimes of yoga and exercise classes Harmonica Therapy offers the opportunity to do something that’s fun while also learning a few tunes.
Harmonica Therapy is an ideal activity as it works on breathing and focus together.
According to the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Foundation as well as the breathing benefits playing the harmonica assists
with strengthening the abdominal muscles (for a more effective cough), & is an activity that helps with focus, relieves stress, and boosts self-confidence all of which helps to achieve a better quality of life.
- Harmonica therapy program
This program is designed to focus on delivering the health benefits of the Harmonica to help participants achieve a better quality of life.
Participants will learn breathing techniques, rhythms and a few songs all whilst having lots of fun along the way. The program can be delivered on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis and can be catered to the needs of your group.
Testimonials for Blue Tongue Harmonica
The harmonica workshop was brilliant on many levels. As a team-building event, the workshop enabled everyone to get to know each other in a fun and energetic way. The workshop was a wonderful break and momentary diversion from the seriousness of an extended conference. The workshop was very inclusive as even those who had no musical talent were able to grasp the basics of playing the harmonica.
Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter
Our management team got a nice surprise to do something so different & we had lots of laughs during our session. It was great to see the budding musicians amongst us!
QLD State Sales Manager
McDonalds Australia LTD QLD/NT
All of our Managers had a fantastic time and it was great to finish off the conference in a creative and different way!
University Co-operative Bookshop Ltd
Zoos Victoria engaged 'Blues Jam' for our 2 day intensive leadership program to provide a quirky method of team engagement, some light relief and to uncover any hidden talent of our future leaders. We scored on all points. Craig's amazing program was one of the higlights of the leadership program, great fun, uncovered some musical talent, and all prized their take-home harmonicas.
We ran a recruitment dinner last year using the Harmonic Workshop using the Harmonica Blues Jam.. The night was well run and a great success. Thank you!
Who knew that a crash-course in blues harmonica would be just the thing to inspire a virtually all-female group of young television execs. In just one hour, Doug managed to get the team playing together and having a blast in the process, without having to resort to any of the cheesy team-building stuff we've all seen before. I'd recommend Doug to anyone looking too give their people a fun, fresh and authentic experience they'll remember for years.
I have completed collating the feedback from our Dan Murphy's delegates regarding their recent Woolworths Ltd conference. About 50% of the delegates have responded with most of them listing your session in the top 3 highlights of the whole of conference. This is a real testimonial to you as they had other high profile guest entertainers like Delta Goodrem, David Campbell and Jimmy Barnes, yet they took more away from your performance and the harmonica training you provided. The format of your session was so adaptable to our requirements which was fantastic. In speak for all the delegates when I say we would recommend you not only for team building sessions or conferences but also as guest entertainers. I don't think anyone knew how truly entertaining a blues harmonica jam session could be.
I just wanted to write and thank you for your efforts with our recent corporate awards night. Your ability to hold the attention of 200 sales people for as longas you did was equally as impressive as your ability to teach them some of your craft. We have been inundated with calls this week from our guests thanking us for such a unique experience, and complimenting you on the after dinner blues performance. I must admit I had no idea how many closet performers we have within our ranks, but you certainly touched them. Thank you again for your assistance, and good luck with your future engagements. In the meantime, don't hesitate to have prospective clients contact me should they require a reference about our experience learning the 'harp'.
Thank you again for coming and attempting to teach our Managers the Harmonica. All of Managers had a fantastic time and it was great to finish off the conference in a really creative and different way! Please find attached some photos from your session.