Guitar Classes 2024

4-Week Classes

Study seriously, practice hard, and then perform with confidence!

July 16 - August 8, 2024

Jazz on the Classical Guitar Workshop

Learn to accompany, improvise and create your own solo arrangements of jazz standards on the classical guitar, or fingerstyle acoustic guitar.

Intensive study of jazz rhythms, scale theory, accompaniment styles and improvisation skills on the guitar all while learning and playing some of the greatest standards of the American jazz songbook.

We will also rehearse and perform jazz guitar ensembles. 

Perform your solo and ensemble pieces in the Concert Finale, Thursday, August 8, at 6:30pm.


Class sessions : Tuesday and Thursday evenings: July 16 to August 8.

Dates: July 16 (T), 18 (Th), 23, 25, 30 (T); Aug 1 (Th), 6 (T), 8 (Th)

Times:  2-hour sessions: 6:40pm - 8:40pm   (snacks provided)

Where: Grigassy Guitar Studio (home studio)

Address: 6405 Sharpview Drive, Houston, TX 77074

Finale Concert: Final session, ThursdayAugust 8 at 6:30pm  

Bayland Community Center Auditorium,  Bayland Park

Address: 6400 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77074

Cost:  $200

(You don't have to attend every session.  Sessions can be made up or rescheduled with 24 hour advance notice.  Makeup sessions - including virtual sessions - are available for missed in-person sessions.)

Ensemble Class Videos

Here are videos of the final performance of the ensemble pieces from our Jazz on the Classical Guitar Class Recital, August 5, 2021  (We will do similar ensemble arrangements, in the next course.  Note: we do these arrangements with each student taking a lead solo; this has been edited out of these videos below).

Guitar Lessons 2024

Classical Guitar for Fun and Success

This class is designed to work with YOU to move forward from right where you are to reach your highest potential over the four weeks of the course.  

We will follow the FANTASTIC sequence presented by Dr. Matthew Hinsley in his book Classical Guitar for Young People and the Young at Heart.  We will work through the superb repertoire of the CGFYP book (purchase recommended).  Here is the free audio from Dr. Hinsley's book.

We will focus on efficient posture with effortless and perfect technique and tone production.  

Perform your solo and ensemble pieces in recital at the end of the course.

Class sessions -  8 sessions 

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays:  (flexible start date)

Times:  1-hour sessions: 5:30pm - 8:30pm time window

Where: Grigassy Guitar Studio (home studio)

Address: 6405 Sharpview Drive, Houston, TX 77074

Finale Concert:  To be determined

Cost:  $480 

Questions?   Ready to Sign up?

Please call me at 832-693-8345

Or email me at:  grigassyguitar  (at)  gmail  (dot)   com

I look forward to working with you and/or your student on achieving new goals on the guitar!  

Sincere best regards,

-=-  Edward Grigassy

M.M. Guitar (New England Conservatory, '98)