Born in 1965 in France, Pat HANNAK very quickly
taught himself to play the guitar and harmonica.
At the age of 18, after only four months of harmonica
practice, the impetuousness of youth and his growing
passion for the small instrument allowed him to share
an unforgettable moment on stage with the greatest French
rock band TELEPHONE.
This magical moment reinforced
his desire to become involved professionally in the
music world, and in the following years he played in
various formations, developing his own style, largely
influenced by the American legends of the Blues Harmonica:
Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Sonny Terry, James
Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Gary Primich... but Patrick
was also very attracted by the music and the playing
of his friends and WONDERFUL French harp players Jean-Jacques
Milteau, Michel Herblin, Vincent Bucher ...
He has taught guitar and harmonica for over 20 years
in Lorraine (France). Between 1997 and 2003 he gave
workshops as an assistant to Jean-Jacques Milteau and
He is recognised as a passionate
and experienced educator. To date more than 2000 students
have profited from his musical experience and modern
teaching methods, including the international students
he currently teaches over the internet via Skype. Patrick
is a singer-songwriter with a wealth of experience with
other top musicians.
These days he presents
his harmonious compositions for harmonica and guitar
by playing both simultaneously - a new "rack harmonica
player" who has not finished talking! Patrick loves
playing the 1847 CLASSIC and NOBLE, which has the best
sound he has ever heard!