Jon Gindick

Your Blues Harp Teacher

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The King of Good Time
Teachin’, Learnin’ & Harpin’

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Books, Audio, Videos, Skype Lessons For Blues Harp Players

Jon Gindick Harmonica Instruction

Your harp is your friend and wants to be played every day. Give her love and attention, and she will sing for you.
Be gentle yet firm as you inhale and exhale. That blues harp has feelings. Treat her right, and she will treat you right.

The joy and discipline of musical development is life-changing and on-going.
If you are sick, it will improve your health. If you have a broken heart, it will help heal it.
If you’re happy, playing music can only make you happier.

I know all this from experience. Music is the healer. Join me in exploring the blues harp.

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Harmonica for the Musically Hopeless


Rock N Blues Harmonica


Harmonica Americana


Bluesify Your Melody


From Friends and Customers

“Jon Gindick is one of the best, most effective, and beloved teachers in our community. He is really the originator of formal but fun Harmonica instruction.”
Jason Ricci

“Jon Gindick is one of the originals and certainly one of the best the best harmonica instructors in the world.”
RJ Mischo

“Awesome teacher. Awesome classes!”
Rosanne Olson

“After kickstarting my playing with Country & Blues Harmonica for the Musically Hopeless (Hopeful), I attended a Jam Camp which helped me play in front of other like-minded people. I have a few of Jon’s books, including Jam tracks, and they are all worth more than the price!”
Rob Gilbert

“Your book Harmonica for the Musically Hopeless is the reason I play harp now. I would recommend this for everybody.”
Michael Davis

“I met Jon at SPAH Conference where he taught a harmonica basics session. He’s a great teacher, and he also makes it fun!”
Jason Campbell

“If you want to learn how to play the harmonica Jon is the professor.”
Scott Pavlak

“I have your Harmonica Jam Camp T-Shirt! Simply love it!”
Venky Iyer

“Jon’s book Rockin Blues Harmonica was exactly what I was looking for when I first started playing harmonica. I’d tried many other books previously, but Jon’s one really helped me to understand how to play. It’s written/ recorded in a way that anybody can follow.”
Greg Ranger

“Hi, I’m from Antwerp, Belgium. Been using Jon’s books and his harp jam CD , it got me playing melodies in several positions! The best and most entertaining harmonica coach I know.”
John Dedeurwaerde

“I think I have all your books. Started in the ’80s and still trying learned a lot with your help.”
Phillip Caldwell

“My favorite teacher, I learn a lot with your tutorials, and I like my harmonica more every day. Thank you; you’re a great person. Congratulations from Paris!”
Gonzalo Fuenzalida

“I learned so much in Mississippi. Every time I went I learned something new. Had been on stage over 20 years as the vocalist but added blues harmonica and just made it so much better!”
Terry Fe

“Jon Gindick is THE man when it comes to teaching a beginning harp player. I have all his books, CDs, etc. Been to several of his, “Jam Camps” in Mississippi. That was 20 years ago. Because of Jon Gindick, I perform twice a week (paying gigs) with various bands here in Atlanta! Thank you Jon!!”
Al Robinson

“Harmonica for the Musically Hopeless cassette was my foundation course as a teenager, and it opened up the entire instrument. Within five years I was touring, recording and playing with my heroes.”

Paul Linden

Harmonica for the Musically Hopeless Video Testimonial

Sherman Cox

“Rock n’ Blues Harmonica was exactly what I was looking for when I first started playing harmonica. I’d tried many other books previously, but Jon’s books really helped me to understand how to play. They are written and recorded in a way that anybody can follow.”

Greg Ranger, New Zealand

“Picking up a harp and attending your jam camp in 2015 was life changing! It was the perfect way to jump-start my blues harmonica journey with subsequent camps further solidifying my passion for the instrument. Your advice and encouragement for all harp players to sing was unexpected that first camp, but has been so important in my journey! I never would have tried singing, but have found that I love it! Harmonica playing and singing is a wonderful combination! I am so grateful, Jon! Many, many thanks!”

Gina Manusof

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