Joe is an excellent instructor in all venues. He has been teaching at a very high level, privately, for groups large and small, for chlldren and adults, from week long workshops to 20-minute workshops, “never-ever-held-a-harp” and professionals, in parks, libraries, and on stages.

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National and International Festivals and Conventions

To enrich the learning experience of all in large workshop environment

Joe reaches groups of all sizes and time allotments



The web site for the sale of the traditional blues harmonica study songs composed by Joe, and home of the Filisko Tongue-Block Trainer.


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The Old Town School of Folk Music

Joe gives private harmonica lessons up until 6:30 pm and holds group classes from 12:30 – 1:50 pm, 2:30 – 3:30 PM, 6:30-7:50, and 8:00-9:30 that focus on the Chicago Blues harmonica tradition of that big toned, heavy tongue-blocked sound.
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The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, IL 60625