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Adam Ray

Adam Ray is a multi-instrumentalist, educator and composer. He began his professional music career a
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Aki Ishiguro

Aki Ishiguro has been playing and practicing for more than 11 years. He still remembers the first le
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Alec Goldfarb

Alec Goldfarb is a Brooklyn based composer, guitarist, and Hindustani classical musician. He perform
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Anthony Hollock

Anthony has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, as well as various theaters arou
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Ben Fitts

Ben grew up with New York City Guitar School. After studying with NYCGS in camps and lessons, Ben be
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Clayton Hopkins

Clayton Hopkins is a NYC/NJ based guitarist, songwriter, and singer. He studied Music Engineering, P
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Coleman Bartels

Coleman was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. He began playing the drums at the age of five and by hig
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Curtis Brewer

American guitarist Curtis Brewer educates in diverse styles ranging from riff-heavy grunge to twang-
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Dan Emery

Dan Emery is dedicated to bringing the thrill and pride of guitar playing to all who desire it. He i
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David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez has been performing and teaching classical guitar for over 30 years. He has two degre
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David Kuhn

David was born in Nashville, TN (Go Titans!) and began playing guitar at age 12. He holds a BFA in J
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Doug Bostick

Doug Bostick has been playing guitar for 13 years. In that time he earned a degree in Music Educatio
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Dylan Charles

Dylan Charles was so excited when he got his first guitar at age thirteen, he started waking up ext
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Elaine Chu

Before she found NYC Guitar School, Elaine graduated with a degree in psychology from NYU and held a
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Eliane Delage

Eliane Delage has been playing the guitar since the early 80's when she started learning the guitar
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Emilio Tostado

A Chicago native, Emilio picked up a guitar at the age of 12 with his dad at a local music store. Fu
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Emily Kay Shrader

Born and raised in Northern California, Emily discovered her love for music when she began to sing &
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Eric Thachuk

Eric is joining us from Hamilton, Canada. This is his second stint making America “home”. The first
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Gabriel Wareing

Originally from England, Gabriel Wareing is a Manhattan-based guitarist, composer, and arranger. He
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Gaby Pilagonia

Gabrielle is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the Bronx. Growing up as a student
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George Allan

George is a musician and sound designer based in Hoboken, New Jersey. While in elementary school, Ge
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George Schatzlein

George is a musician, composer, and sound engineer based in Queens, NY. Originally from Indianapolis
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Greg Sardella

Born and raised in the outskirts of New York City, Greg began studying music at an early age into hi
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Hector Marin

Hector Marin joins the NYCGS team of amazing teachers from Costa Rica, has been playing the guitar f
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Issac Hernandez

“Music is not what I do, it’s who I am.” Issac Hernandez first picked up the guitar at age 12 and be
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Jaime Garamella

Jaime teaches singing, guitar, and bass, and heads the Voice Studio at NYC Guitar School. Teaching a
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James Wengrow

James Wengrow began performing at the age of 14 in his hometown (Gold Coast, Australia) with the cit
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Jarrett Shedd

Jarrett Shedd grew up in a musical family where the guitar was used as a common accompaniment to dai
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Jeff McLaughlin

Guitarist Jeff McLaughlin is a composer/performer who loves teaching his students. He started playin
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Jen Elliott

Jen started out as a singer and songwriter before she found the guitar. Releasing two albums on indi
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Josh Torvi

Josh Torvi is a guitarist, teacher, and composer living in Brooklyn, NYC. He spends his time leading
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Julian Barthold

Julian Barthold first picked up the guitar at age 11 and almost instantly discovered his passion for
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Kareem Devlin

Kareem “Jesus” Devlin is a professional guitarist, artist, and producer who was born and
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Katie S

Katie is a marketer with a passion for oldies, soul, and downright groovy music. She originally star
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Ti - one of our Suzuki early childhood certified teachers

Katty Mayorga

Katty Anna Mayorga began her guitar studies in Guatemala at the age of 6, concentrating in Latin Ame
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Koby Williamson

A graduate of Mannes College's classical guitar program, Koby has been studying the guitar for 16 ye
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Kyle Tigges

We are so pleased that we convinced the amazing Kyle Tigges to join our staff! Hundreds of students
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Lance Piebenga

A native of Vancouver, Lance made his way to Los Angeles as a studio musician before relocating to N
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Lenny Molotov

Lenny is an accomplished finger picker and applies this technique to both folk and blues. You could
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Louie Leager

Louie Leager is bassist, guitarist, and composer from Portland, OR. Since moving to New York in 2017
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Madeline Johnson

Madeline is a vocalist and educator based out of Brooklyn, NY. She developed her love of singing and
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Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson first moved to America from his hometown of London, UK in 2005 as a scholarship student
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Martin Jacobs

Martin is returning to NYC Guitar School after spending a few years back in his home state of Oklaho
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Matt Kaplan

Matt Kaplan is a classical guitarist based in New York City. He holds bachelor’s degrees of Music Ed
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Michael “Suke” Cerulo

We are so excited that Michael "Suke" Cerulo is teaching for NYC Guitar School. Suke's band Schleigo
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Michelangelo Quirinale

An expert in all things rock, Michelangelo brings over 15 years of teaching experience to the Brookl
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Olin Clark

Olin Clark is a Michigan native and current resident of Brooklyn, NY. As a composer and arranger, Ol
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Pete Matthiessen

Pete began playing the guitar when he was 11 years old. He soon began working on his calluses learni
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Rob Adler

Rob has come to us in New York City from Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a young teenager Rob became capt
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Samoa Jodha

Samoa spends most of her time making things and laughing. She has been part of NYCGS since 2009 phot
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Sean McCann

As a native New Yorker, Sean is a performing musician in multiple bands across the tri-state area. H
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Sean Saville

Sean Saville’s love for music began as he started attending and eventually organizing local DI
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Shane Chapman

Shane Chapman is the lead singer and guitarist for Brooklyn Americana band anacortes who has just re
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Tia Vincent-Clark

Tia Vincent-Clark grew up in a family of professional musicians and began her teaching career in 199
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Tony Calabro

Tony has been playing guitar since he was a young child and teaching for over 15 years. He simply lo
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Vicky Alvarez

Vicky Alvarez is native to Asunción, Paraguay and moved to the United States in 2012. She obtained h
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Vinnie Arbona

Queen’s native Vinny fell in love with music when he began singing in church at the age of 8, and he
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Vinnie DeMasi

Vincent has been a full-time musician and teacher since 1995, and is especially patient with adult b
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