Bryn Scott-GrimesHarmonica Instructor

    Bryn Scott-Grimes is a US-Canadian professional harmonica player, guitarist, producer, & singer-songwriter based in Nashville. With influences ranging from psychedelic, baroque pop, blues, rock, folk, jazz, and Americana all the way to hip hop, reggae, and broadway show tunes, Bryn’s musical tendencies are diverse. Since 2014, Bryn has released 1 album and a slew of singles. Slated for release in early 2024 is Bryn’s debut EP The Build, funded by the Ontario Arts Council.


    Having grown up asthmatic, carrying puffers around everywhere, it is an utter paradox that Bryn now makes a living with his lungs as a virtuoso harmonica player. His intricate breath-work can be heard on numerous singles, albums, films and shorts, including CBC Gem’s Rockin’ the Coffin (2020), Danger Dolan’s “The Ant Who Complains All Day” (2016), and Stealing the Sky (feature film by Marie Dame, directed by Megan Follows; for release in 2024). Bryn was also featured in JbyJ’s documentary Me & My Harmonica which won best documentary at the Canadian Ethnic Media Association awards in 2017. As a go-to session harp player, Bryn has played on recordings by Anna Gutmanis, Taylor Abrahamse, Steve Koven, and Goldpine to name a few.


    Complimentary to his creative life, Bryn has a strong track record of teaching & entrepreneurship. Bryn has taught over 3,000 1 on 1 harmonica lessons to people of all walks of life and has been a staple instructor for numerous acclaimed music schools including The Canada Music Academy, TIFEM, & Mint Music. Bryn is also the founder of the BENDR Harmonica App, the world’s first all-in-one diatonic harmonica mastery app featuring courses, riffs, custom tabs, forums, backing tracks, and beyond. Before moving to Nashville in 2022, Bryn co-founded Silverthorn Studios, a professional recording studio built to support emerging and under-served artists in Toronto. Since its inception in 2015, Silverthorn was home to many up and coming musicians, songwriters, producers, and engineers in addition to hosting established acts and music industry personnel like Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Canadian roots music heavyweight Ken Whiteley, legendary Eddie Kramer (producer; Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock), and Canadian radio broadcaster Alan Cross. Silverthorn closed its doors in April 2022, and as its founders now focus on their solo music careers.


    If you’re curious about Bryn’s playing abilities, you can watch his harmonica showreel here:


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