David kachalon

Harmonica Player

Inspired By the music
“When in doubt, inhale.”
relaxed and friendly

This is me sitting in class and looking a bit serious. While I am serious about teaching, I also believe in making
it fun. 

Besides teaching*, I also perform for live audiences as often as possible with other bands and musicians. Most of the material we play is blues and rock, with additions of soul, funk and folk music. 

*Authorized to teach and use Filisko teaching materials and methods, including the Filisko method of tongue blocking for the diatonic harmonica.


college of dupage

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David Kachalon’s Blues Harmonica class taught me more than I ever dreamt possible in a 8 week group class. I was taught how to tongue block, play the train, learn melodies and numerous songs. I couldn’t wait for the weekly class and what I would experience next. David offered positive critique in class and encouraged us to send him videos during the week for critique of our practicing before the next class. David is very knowledgeable on the harp, a proficient player, enthusiastic to teach others and such a positive influence in my blues harmonica journey.
Kim Grant

Harper college

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David is a truly amazing teacher who makes learning the harmonica lots of fun. His enthusiasm is contagious and he has a heart of gold.” Richard Enguld

“David is a five-star instructor and a credit to the Harper College CE music program. The class is fantastic!”
Paul Kruger

Tunelark Online Music

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“I was recommended to David as a harmonica teacher by a number of working professional harmonica players.

I started using David’s method and went from a jammer that could play with most bands to a player that  bands seek out.

I owe alot of my transition to learning from David.”
Mark Jaeger 

Individual classes online

To set up or learn more, contact me at
(773) 318-1264

recent projects and performances

Hal and Dave at Wishbone, Chicaga
Playing out with Frozen Ground band
Playing at the Chicago Historical Museum Festival
At SPAH (Society for the Preservation of Harmonica) with Joe Filisko

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(773) 318-1264