Hi there Bill. I’m Hank and I also want to learn the harmonica, but not before I turn 80, ’cause I am already 80; will turn 81 in November. Anyway, Bill, good for you. It is a great instrument, not so easy to play though just because it is small; but Mitch has a terrific program here so you will get along just fine. Practice helps some too. I hope you will keep us informed as to how you are progressing.
I also live in California, but up in the Northern section near South Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It’s a bit smokey up this way at the moment.