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Grant Dermody




I am located in Lafayette Louisiana

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I have been a professional harmonica player and teacher for over 37 years. I have performed and/or recorded with: Dirk Powell, John Cephas, Honeyboy Edwards, Joe Filisko, Eric Bibb, Mark Graham, Phil Wiggins, Louisiana Red, John Dee Holeman, Del Rey, and Ethel Caffe Austin, to name a few.

I am well versed in Chicago, Delta, and Piedmont Blues as well as most other forms of American Roots Music. I can play and teach these forms. I teach any level of harmonica student, beginning through advanced.

Areas of Focus

Harmonica Tone Production-Getting a Bigger Sound
Improvising Over a 12 and 8 bar form
Improvising Over A Melody
Rhythmic Playing-Comping
Old Time Fiddle Tunes

De-Mystifying Music Theory

Type of Lesson

I am available via Zoom, Facetime and Skype. I occasionally do in person lessons


30 minute lesson-$45
45 minute lesson-$67
60 minute lesson-$90

Additional Information

I enjoy teaching the harmonica to interested students very much. My goal is to help you learn to make the harmonica sound good, become fluent on the instrument, and serve the song in your own voice. I look forward to working with you