Group Classes

Gryphon often hosts group classes featuring our excellent teaching staff. Contact the instructor directly for more information or to sign up for the class of your choice.

Jack Tuttle: Beginning Mandolin, Bluegrass jamming for guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass

Carol McComb: All-levels acoustic guitar, voice, harmony singing and songwriting

Greg Vaughan: Beginning/Intermediate ukulele

Ed Johnson: The User-Friendly Fretboard, Part One/Fingerstyle Fundamentals

Jack Tuttle’s Beginning Banjo and Bluegrass Jam Classes

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Questions? email Jack at [email protected] or call (650) 248-4951.

Website: www.jacktuttle.com

Need to miss a class or two? I do provide email support and update my website to include pdfs and mp3s of missed materials, so you can still keep up.

Jack Tuttle’s Bluegrass Classes start on March 19th and 20th.

More Bluegrass Banjo, Level 2

Tuesdays, 6 to 7:00pm. Eight weeks, $180 (requires Jack’s Banjo Primer)

A continuation of my Beginning Banjo Class, but appropriate for guitar or mandolin players looking to try banjo. Using tablature, we’ll carefully work our way through basic lead and backup playing as you learn the necessary rolls and techniques used by all bluegrass banjo players. You’ll get a chance to practice backup and lead to Jack’s singing and guitar playing, in a group setting. Begins Tue, March 19th.

 

Bluegrass Jam Class #1 (Tuesdays) Level 2 to 3

Tuesdays, 7 to 8:00pm. Eight weeks, $180

This class is for those who want to play with others. We’ll put together some standard bluegrass songs and work on playing and singing them as a group in the bluegrass style. Tablature and mp3s will be provided for those who need help with soloing. For guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass. Prerequisite: Must be able to play chords in time. Starts Tue, March 19th.

 

Bluegrass Jam Class #2, Level 2 to 3

Wednesdays, 6 to 7:00pm. Eight weeks, $180

This class is for those who want to play with others. We’ll put together some standard bluegrass songs and work on playing and singing them as a group in the bluegrass style. Tablature and mp3s will be provided for those who need help with soloing. For guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass. Prerequisite: Must be able to play chords in time. Starts Wed, March 20th.

 

Wednesdays, 7 to 8:00pm. Eight weeks, $180

This class is for those who want to play with others. We’ll put together some standard bluegrass songs and work on playing and singing them as a group in the bluegrass style. Tablature and mp3s will be provided for those who need help with soloing. For guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro and bass. Prerequisite: Must be able to play chords in time. Starts Wed, March 20th.

Learn more about Jack Tuttle >

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Carol McComb’s Spring 2019 Guitar Classes

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Email Carol at [email protected] or call (650) 530-2526.

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SPRING 2019 FOLK GUITAR WORKSHOPS

April 1 – May 23 Eight Weeks

MONDAYS
5PM – Starting to Play  (level 1)  (choice of two times)
6PM – Folk Favorites #2 (level 2)
7PM – Starting to Play  (level 1)  (choice of two times)

TUESDAYS
5PM – Folk Standards  (level 1-2)
6PM – Songwriting
7PM – Americana & Its Roots #12 (multi-level class – levels 2-3 and 3-4) New class! (choice of two times)

WEDNESDAYS
5PM – Bluegrass and Carter Style #1 (songs level 2-3, leads level 3-4)
6PM – Country Classics #1 (level 2-3) (intro to flatpicking)
7PM – Harmony Singing – Mixed Styles (no guitar level) New Songs!

THURSDAYS
5PM – Americana & Its Roots #121 (multi-level class – levels 2-3 and 3-4) New class! (choice of two times)
6PM – Easy Acoustic Rock #2 (level 2-3)
7PM – Light Rock and Pop #1 (level 2+)

FEES*
All workshops are $180
Take two workshops during the same quarter and discount your second class by $10•

Learn more about Carol McComb >

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Rock Your Uke 8-week group class

Thursdays, beginning January 31, 2019 at 7:00 pm (8 one-hour classes)
Cost: $180

Greg Vaughan

Questions, or to enroll, email Greg at [email protected] or call 650-858-0667.

Rock Your Uke! 8-week group class
Thursdays, beginning January 31 at 7:00 pm (8 one-hour classes)
Cost: $180

” Oh, the weather outside is frightful…,” so it’s time to Rock Your Uke into the New Year!  This continuation of our Rock Your Uke series will focus on classic rock and popular tunes and some new ones as well.  The goal of this beginning/intermediate class will be to continue working on ukulele basics and playing popular songs in a group setting. Beginners are welcome but should be able to play a few chords and a basic strum pattern.
You do NOT need to have taken our other classes to take this one. Artists such as the Beatles, Queen,  and  “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole will be featured. Starting January 31  Thursdays 7-8 pm; $180 for eight weeks (one-hour classes). Questions? Contact Greg at: [email protected]
Need a ukulele for the class? Gryphon will provide a free take-home rental ukulele for the duration of the class.

 

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Ed Johnson’s Winter 2019 Class Series

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Ed Johnson’s Winter Classes begin Monday January 14 and run through Monday March 11 (note: no classes held February 18)
Cost per class is $180. Register at www.edbjohnson.com
 
A Beatles Retrospective
The Beatles are like an old friend – you revisit them and find new ways to appreciate them! These two eight-week classes will feature acoustic arrangements of some of their most dynamic repertoire, spanning their years together as one the best rock bands ever.
EASY BEATLES: A collection of songs arranged for ease of playing. We’ll use simple strumming and picking techniques, along with first position chords and an occasional bar chord.
(Students should have a working knowledge of first position chords. We’ll cover techniques using a pick as well as finger style. Monday 6:30-7:25pm)
MORE CHALLENGING BEATLES: This class will feature more intricate arrangements, using flatpuck and finger style techniques, as well as chords in both first position and up the neck. (Students shoukd have a firm knowledge of first position chords, basic bar chords, and have experience in both flatpucking and finger picking. Monday 7:30-8:25pm)

 

To register, go to www.edbjohnson.com

 

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