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 Winter 2018 Bluegrass Classes

Jack Tuttle

Class details and enrollment >

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

Website: www.jacktuttle.com

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

More Mandolin, (Level  2)
Tuesdays 6 to 7:00pm Eight weeks, $180. Starts Tuesday, Jan 9th
This is a continuation of the Beginning Mandolin Class, but appropriate for guitar players wanting to try something different. We’ll work on some of the pieces from my mandolin book and also work on learning a few songs by ear. Emphasis on proper pick technique, chording, tremolo, bluegrass songs, blues ideas and fiddle tunes. 

7:00pm Tuesday Bluegrass Jam Class (Level 3)
Tuesdays, 7 to 8:00pm. Eight weeks, $180. Starts Tuesday, Jan 9th

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. 

6:00pm Wednesday Bluegrass Jam Class, (Level 2-3)
Wednesdays, 6 to 7:00pm. Eight weeks, $180. Starts Wednesday, Jan 10th

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. 

7:00pm Wednesday Bluegrass Jam Class (Level 3)
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:00pm. Eight weeks, $180. Starts Wednesday, Jan 10th

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. 

Learn more about Jack Tuttle >

 ———————–

Carol McComb’s Winter 2018 Guitar Classes

Carol McComb

Email Carol at carol@carolmccomb.com or call (650) 530-2526.

 Read Full Class Descriptions

January 15 – March 8 (8 weeks)

MONDAYS

5 pm – Starting to Play  (level 1)  (choice of two times)
6 pm – Folk Standards  (level 1-2)
7 pm – Starting to Play  (level 1)  (choice of two times)

TUESDAYS

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

WEDNESDAYS

5 pm – Americana & Its Roots #7 (multi-level class – levels 2-3 and 3-4) New class! (choice of two times)
6 pm – Beyond Boom Chuck (level 2-3) New class!
7 pm – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Harmony  (no guitar level) New Songs!

THURSDAYS

5 pm – Country Classics #3 (level 2-3) (intro to flatpicking)
6 pm – Folk Favorites #1 (level 2)
7 pm – Light Rock and Pop #2  (level 2+) (intro to flatpicking)

Learn more about Carol McComb >

 ———————–

Greg Vaughan’s Rock Your Uke

8-week group class, Thursdays beginning January 25, 2018
(8 one-hour classes), Cost: $180

Greg Vaughan

Questions, or to enroll, email Greg at greg.guitar@sbcglobal.net or call 650-858-0667.

Baby It’s Cold Outside! So, Rock Your Uke this winter! Our series continues with more songs old and new. 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 Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, and the Beatles will be featured. Starting January 25, Thursdays 7-8 pm; $180 for eight weeks (one-hour classes), at Gryphon Stringed Instruments.

Questions? Contact Greg at: greg.guitar@sbcglobal.net
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 >