"...there was a warm, welcoming vibe that we felt immediately." - KH
"My daughter, age 15, has been attending NYC Guitar for three years and my son has been going for two years...NYC Guitar School is an extraordinary place. It's not just that the music program is excellent, it is the culture that makes it so awesome. The self-confidence the kids get from this school is tremendous...And the kids are so supportive of the other kids." - SS
"I cannot say enough about how this school has helped cultivate my son's passion for music. We look forward to him continuing there for years to come." - AG
"My 14 year old daughter has practically grown up at NYCGS...not only has she learned how to play guitar really well, she?s developed a positive work ethic, persistence, loyalty, leadership and the can do attitude that is everywhere at the school. I have recommended many families to NYCGS over the years and all have had the same wonderful experiences that our family has. We love NYCGS and cannot recommend them highly enough! - LV
"The staff is enthusiastic and makes an effort to meet kids at their levels - and they help them put on a really professional and exciting show, in a real venue." - SW
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Rehearse weekly over seven weeks with a motivating band coach in fully equipped professional studios. Make music, make friends...and then play a show for your family and friends in a NYC venue with professional sound and lights.
Two Age Groups: Ages 8-12 and 13-17
Each class session includes 2 hours of rehearsal in a professional music studio.
Seven weekly rehearsals, plus a show date
Tuition is $650 for first time NYCGS students and $590 for returning students.
Warm, positive and hard working! Whether kids and teens are honing their skills in class, cheering on the other bands, or taking advantage of open mics and band showcases, they will be surrounded by positive people who are growing as musicians and as people. In fact, many of our older teens started in private lessons as absolute beginners--and many students end up playing in bands on their own, outside the school. Does this sound like it might be the right place for you and your family? Then...it probably is!
The NYCGS Rock Rooms are located in the iconic Music Building at 584 8th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Artists such as Madonna, Metallica, The Strokes, Parliament, David Byrne, Interpol, Patti Smith, Joey Ramone, Billy Idol, The New York Dolls, Lou Reed (and many more!) have rehearsed in the building over the years. It is a community of working musicians, and we are thrilled to be a part of it!
Yes! If you (or your kid or teen) already have a group of friends who want to form a band, you can start a custom band. We'll arrange a band coach, rehearsal rooms, show dates and any extra lessons that some band members might need. Email rockband@NYCGuitarSchool.com for more info.
Guitarists and bassists, please bring your own guitar or bass, cable and tuner. ?Drummers, just bring your sticks. Keyboardists and vocalists, just bring your rock and roll self. (A limited number of electric and bass guitars are available for use at the school for an additional fee of $30 per class series.)