Private Woodworking Classes with Gregory Paolini

Private classes at GPD can be scheduled any time that your calendar and Gregory’s calendar mesh.  You may choose a private class as a true One on One experience, where you’re the only participant;  or You may share that time with others.  Perhaps you have one or two friends, guild or club members,  or family members, who enjoy woodworking together, and you all choose to participate in a private class. A Private class at GPD can accommodate from one to three participants.

A single person, One on One class is the ultimate private woodworking class.  One on one woodworking instruction provides you with Gregory’s undivided attention, ensuring that all of your questions and concerns will be addressed, because you are the only student. One on one courses are very flexible, allowing the itinerary and syllabus to conform to your needs, on the fly.  And Pre-requisites are not required, as Gregory can assist you in every aspect of your course or project, regardless of your skill level.  We start each One on one session by identifying your concerns, or what you would like to improve upon. Then we set written goals, and make sure the session addresses them, insuring you get results!

With One on One classes, you may choose from our course catalog, or create your own class! You may have a project you’d like expert instruction to complete. Or perhaps you have certain skill sets you want to improve upon. Just let Gregory know, and we can tailor, customize, or design a class just for you! And scheduling One on One classes is as simple as finding a time when both your and our calendars sync.

Private Group Classes are a lot like One on One classes. Private group classes are a great solution for two or three friends, guild/club members, or family members, who enjoy woodworking together. You get the benefit of flexible scheduling, splitting the tuition fee with others (Private class tuition is charged per hour, not per person), and the knowledge that you will be working alongside of people you choose. Just like One on One classes, Private group classes can be scheduled at any time, and custom courses are available too.   Maximum class size for private classes is 3 participants.


Tuition for our private classes at GPD is based on time, rather than the number of participants, and is charged at $85 per hour,  available in increments as small as ½ day.  For folks making a commitment of a week long private instruction, we extend a 10% discount on the tuition.  Material fees for private classes are the same as for open group classes.  And for Custom classes, where materials may be unknown, there is a minimum $35 per day material and lab fee.

To schedule a private class at GPD, just grab your calendar and give us a call.  We’ll find a time that works best for everyone involved.    Once we identify a time slot, a 50% deposit will secure your private class in to our schedule.  The balance will be due 60 days before the start of your private class.

And as with all of our classes, we provide all of the tools and materials you will need while at GPD.


***Please Note:  Festool Classes are not available as Private Classes ***