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 Banjo, 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

 

Jack Tuttle’s Fall 2017 Bluegrass Classes

 
Jack Tuttle
 

Class details and enrollment >

Questions? email Jack at jackfiddle@gmail.com or call (650) 248-4951.

Website: www.jacktuttle.com

Beginning Mandolin, Level 1 to 2 – Tuesdays, 6-7pm
We’ll cover all of the basics of beginning mandolin in this introductory class. Both soloing and chord playing will be studied with focus on establishing good fundamentals with the pick as well as proper left-hand technique. Repertoire will include simple fiddle tunes and bluegrass songs, covering a variety of mandolin techniques. We’ll explore practicing exercises and proper techniques to ensure the most efficient learning and then put it all together in a low pressure group environment. All materials will be available in both music and tablature. A great class for guitarists looking for something different as well as the beginning mandolin player. Eight weeks, $190 (includes Jack’s mandolin book)Starts Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 6-7pm. Details and enrollment »

Need a mandolin? Gryphon will provide a free take home mandolin for the duration of the class.

Bluegrass Jam Class, Level 3 – Tuesdays, 7-8pm
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. Eight weeks, $180. Starts Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, 7-8pm. Details and enrollment »

Beginning Bluegrass Jam Class, Level 2 – Wednesdays, 6-7pm
This class is for those who want to play with others and are new to this experience. Much like the other Bluegrass Jam Classes, but we’ll play a little slower and simpler. 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. Eight weeks, $180. Starts Wed, Oct. 4th, 6-7pm. Details and enrollment »

Bluegrass Jam Class, Level 3 – Wednesdays, 7-8pm
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. Eight weeks, $180. Starts Wed, Oct. 4th, 7-8pm. Details and enrollment »

Learn more about Jack Tuttle >

 

Carol McComb’s Fall 2017 Guitar Classes

October 2 – December 7, nine weeks (no classes the week of Thanksgiving)

 
Carol McComb
 

Class details and enrollment >

Questions? email Carol at carol@carolmccomb.com or call (650) 530-2526.

Website: www.carolmccomb.com

Mondays
5pm – Starting to Play, Level 1 (choice of two times)
6PM – Folk Standards, Level 1-2
7PM – Starting to Play, Level 1 (choice of two times)

Tuesdays
5pm – Bluegrass and Carter Style #2 (songs level 2-3, leads level 3-4)
6pm – Songwriting – Marriage Between Melody and Lyric (no guitar level) New class!
7pm – Americana & Its Roots #6 (multi-level class – levels 2-3 and 3-4) New class! (choice of two times)

Wednesdays
5pm – Americana & Its Roots #6 (multi-level class – levels 2-3 and 3-4) New class! (choice of two times)
6pm – Easy Classic Rock #1, Level 3 (intro to flatpicking)
7pm – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Harmony (no guitar level) New class!

Thursdays
5pm – Folk Favorites #2, Level 2
6pm – Already Picking Some, Level 2-3
7pm – Easy Alternative Rock, Level 2+ (intro to flat picking)

Learn more about Carol McComb >

 

Greg Vaughan’s Rock Your Uke Fall 2017 Session

8-week group class, Thursdays, beginning October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm 
(8 one-hour classes), Cost: $170

 
Greg Vaughan
 

Questions, or to enroll, email Greg at greg.guitar@sbcglobal.net or call 650-858-0667.
 
Rock Your Uke series continues this Fall. Get the school year started with four strings! The goal of this beginning/intermediate class will be to continue working on ukulele basics and playing popular songs in a group setting. 
 
You do NOT need to have taken our other classes to take this one. Artists such as the Beach Boys, Ed Sheeran, and the Beatles will be featured.  Starting Oct. 5, Thursdays 7-8 pm; $170 for eight weeks (one-hour classes-no class Thanksgiving week).

Need a ukulele for the class? Gryphon will provide a free take-home rental ukulele for the duration of the class.

Learn more about Greg Vaughan >

Stay tuned for more Fall group classes!