Harry Gold is a bay area blues and jazz guitarist, pianist, arranger and singer who has performed all over the United States, as well as several countries in Europe.  For the last 6 years Harry has developed and directed the music program at Holden High School.

Besides performing, he has been a working as a luthier, repairing and building guitars for the better part of the last 10 years.  Harry is also an Avid Certified, Pro Tools instructor.  He is very excited to be heading up an audio engineering program at Holden.

Harry holds a Bachelor of Music from the California Jazz Conservatory.  Harry gives private lessons on guitar and piano to students of all experience levels.


The Blues Workshop

Introducing the Blues Workshop!

A 6-week workshop series out of berkeley.
Learn to incorporate the nuances of the masters into your playing – from doubling the bass over a shuffle in the style of Buddy Guy, to combining major and minor pentatonic scales in the style of B.B. King and T-Bone Walker. Learn new ways to pace your solos to create tension and release. You’ll learn to reuse the concepts and musical elements to expand your musical foundation and enhance your ability, whether you’re trying to bring a blues sound to your playing or add more depth and feel to any other style.
Each week, we’ll break down an artist, looking at a few of their songs and solos in a short workshop. Afterwards there is an open jam, where we can work on applying those concepts in real situations. Every other week there will be a guest host, who will offer their perspective, and stick around for the jam portion.
For information of the next 6-week workshop series, Feel free to sign up below!

Odds and Ends:
  • Back-line is provided, just bring your axe, or sticks.
Back-line includes:
  • a pa with monitor
  • 2 guitar tube amps
  • a baby grand piano
  • a nord keyboard with amp
  • 1 bass amp
  • 1 Grestch catalina club drum set


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B.B. King this month

This month in the blues workshop we’ll take a look at the guitar styling of B.B. King.

Photo slightly stolen from the Chicago Tribune

We kicked off last week (5/4)  by looking at Mr. King’s “Why do Things Happen to Me”

Come on out Thursdays in May to break down these blues classics!

5/11 B.B. King’s “Sweet Little Angel”

5/18 B.B. King’s “You Upset Me Baby”

5/25 Special Guest Jeff Massanari (You won’t want to miss this!)

Past and Coming blues workshops

If you were wondering what we’ve been doing at that cool sounding workshop…

Here’s what we’ve done so far as well as what’s coming up this month


3/9 Freddie King’s “San-ho-zay”

3/16 Gary Moore’s “Texas Strut”

3/23 Freddie King’s “Sad Night Owl”.

3/30 Special Guest Jeff Magidson


4/6 T-bone Walker’s “Papa Ain’t Salty”

4/13 T-bone Walker’s “T-Bone Blues”

4/20 Al Green’s “Love and Happiness”

4/27 Special Guest Kelvin Dixon





5/4 B.B. King’s “Why Do Things Happen to Me”

5/11 B.B. King’s “The Thrill is Gone”

5/18 B.B. King’s “You Upset Me Baby”

5/25 Special Guest Jeff Massanari