Carol’s Summer Seminars



Improve your guitar, jamming, and singing skills this summer with Carol!

Each one-night class is $45, held from 6-8pm at Gryphon Stringed Instruments. Sign up for 4 seminars and save $10!

To enroll, contact Carol McComb via email [email protected] or phone (650) 530-2526.



Tuesday, August 29th – Slow Jam Mixed Styles #2

If you can play chords without looking at your left hand, you are ready for this class! A fun class where you will learn to recognize chord changes by ear, learn chord theory, learn how songs are structured so you can jam immediately on songs, learn how to follow a jam, and learn how to lead songs. Open to all acoustic instruments! (This class will cover different songs than in the previous #1 seminar in June.)
Level: 2+ and up


Wednesday, August 30th – Advanced Harmony Singing, Mixed Styles

A rock and roll tune, a bluegrass song, an old-time song and a gospel song all in one class! You should have some prior singing experience to take this class, as it will move at a fast pace.
Level: Some prior singing experience



Tuesday, September 5th – Campfire Songs #3

Your favorite sing-a-long songs – Folk songs, pop songs, cowboy songs, rock and roll tunes, you name it. This class includes Jamaica Farewell, Tennessee Waltz, El Condor Pasa, Jailhouse Rock, Satisfied Mind, Abilene, Donna, Donna, Delia’s Gone, Norwegian Wood, and Proud Mary.
Level: 2 and up


Wednesday, September 6th – Playing in a Band

There’s nothing quite as fun as playing in a band! We’ll arrange several songs together in class. You’ll learn how to construct intros, fills, instrumental breaks and endings. You’ll learn how to support a lead singer, and not overwhelm the melody, band etiquette and much more. All instruments welcome.
Level: 2+ and up


About Carol McComb:

Carol McComb teaches guitar and vocal workshops at Gryphon. A Bay area singer, songwriter, recording artist and guitarist, Carol has over 35 years experience teaching these classes. She has authored a best selling guitar book, written many articles for Acoustic Guitar magazine and taught at many music camps in the U.S. and Canada. She has toured extensively in duos and bands and also with Linda Ronstadt and Joan Baez. Read more »


Contact Carol:

Phone: 650-530-2526
Email: [email protected]