You have a song to play—and America could use a little more harmony. Over 15,000 busy students from NYC and around the world have learned to play with NYC Guitar School, and have given our school hundreds of 5-star ratings on Yelp, Google and Amazon. Let's make some music!
Begin by Choosing Your Lesson Type
"Thank you NYC Guitar School for nine years of engaging, professional, and fun lessons and activities. Our son Austin has grown to love his Suzuki guitar lessons with the ever-patient, encouraging, and amazing Rob. The children in his weekly group class have bonded into an endearing group of young musicians. The Suzuki camp offered each year is always a highlight of summer vacation and consistently scores two thumbs up! It’s hard to imagine a time when NYCGS wasn’t part of our child’s life. It has definitely made his life fuller and has filled our lives with beautiful music! We look forward to many more years at the school."
"I have been taking lessons with Nick for over a year now. My weekly lesson has become the highlight of my week. The school is great and Nick is an awesome teacher. He can teach any song or style, breaking it down into easy to learn bits. So far I can play Redemption Song, Wish You Were Here, Proud Mary, San Tropez, and Summertime among others. He teaches me how to correct mistakes and drill down more challenging parts and has the answers to any music related questions that I have. I highly recommend Nick and The New York City Guitar School. It's the best money I have ever spent! Try it, I am sure you will agree!"
Free resources, tools, and anything else you need to get there. Cannot recommend enough."
"I want to tell you that I know how much you put into changing the school into a mostly virtual learning situation. I am overwhelmed by what you’ve done. I have had a couple in-person lessons with Tia along the way which have felt so safe to attend and I know how much work you put into making that possible. But the weekly classes have been so great for me and I feel I have grown so much from them. They are so cleverly created and so expertly taught. I send you all my best and want you to know how much I appreciate everything your school have done in this difficult year and how much it has meant to me."
"I've became such a better guitarist since the pandemic, thanks to the online group classes and the ability to play so often—(your online videos too!) a combination of both plus my private lessons with Curtis, an incredible and dedicated teacher. Vinnie, Dylan, David K. and Gabriel are so passionate, it's a joy to learn in their groups, thank you for the quality of your teachers. Many thanks again for building such a wonderful community!"
"I am a fan of your school and have been attending classes for about 2 1/2 years. I cannot begin to tell you what your online classes have meant to me during this pandemic. Your school and all that you offer has been a gift to me! It has helped me get through these hard times. That's a real blessing for me! Thank you."
" I have been a student of the NYC Guitar School for quite some time, about 5 years. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school. Recently, my classes have been moved online. Don't be afraid of online classes. They are just as amazing as the classes at the school! Both of my classes are group classes and the transition to online group classes was seamless. I am thrilled to be able to continue forward on my musical journey and the NYC Guitar School are the best guides I could ever ask for."
"I can honestly say that I've made more progress in six months than in the 2-3 years prior, trying to teach myself with apps and YouTube videos. The entire staff is awesome, and my teacher (Michelangelo) is excellent: patient, passionate, and personable. His curriculum always offers choices about what to play next, and it's music you actually know and like: no Greensleeves here. Unless, of course, you like Greensleeves. And then, there's the website: a cornucopia of resources, videos, charts, and good old motivation. Look no further: this is the guitar school you seek."
Details and FAQ's
Online lessons are exactly the same format as in-person private lessons with the exact same teachers — only you get to play from the comfort of your own home. Instruction is real-time and all you need is your guitar, Internet connection, and a computer or a mobile device.
Private lessons are 30 or 45 minutes long.
You will need a guitar, a computer (equipped with a camera and a microphone) or even a phone, and an Internet connection!
No, it’s super easy! After you schedule your lesson, we will email you a link for the lesson. Just save that email, and then click the link before the lesson begins.
(We also recommend bookmarking the link so that it is easily accessible!)
This is the number one question we get asked by new students. Meeting a teacher and starting to learn guitar online can be both exciting and—depending on how much experience you have with taking lessons online—a bit daunting. But we’ll help you get ready step by step. When you sign up, we’ll send you a link for a test meeting to make sure that your equipment is ready for your lesson. If you need to download an app or an extension, you’ll be prompted to do so. Just follow the prompts!
And of course, if you have any questions we are standing by to help at 646-485-7244 or via email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sure! First, make sure that your equipment is ready for your lesson by going to a test meeting here. If you need to download an app or an extension, you’ll be prompted to do so. Just follow the prompts! If you have ANY QUESTIONS at all, visit FAQs here or call us at 646-485-7244 or email us at email@example.com. We would LOVE to help you!
Oh, and of course you don’t want your first lesson to be interrupted by technical issues! Check your lesson time and give yourself some extra time before your first lesson to make sure that your internet signal is strong and that your video and microphone are working. Watch this fun video for a step by step checklist to make sure that you are totally ready!
After your trial lesson, you have three options to continue:
Pricing for 45 Minute Lessons
Individual Lesson: $80/lesson
Discounted Rate for On-going Sets of Five: $68.50/lesson*
Yearly Member Price: $60/lesson*
Pricing for 30 Minute Lessons
Individual Lesson: $60/lesson
Discounted Rate for On-going Sets of Five: $48.50/lesson*
Yearly Member Price: $40/lesson*
*Includes Member Benefits like free drop-in classes and video library access. Freeze your membership if your situation changes & save unused lessons for later! Join here.
You can use a debit or credit card to purchase a discounted set of five lessons. After your fifth lesson, your card will automatically run for the next set of five. You can stop lessons at any time and receive a FULL refund of unused lessons. This is our most flexible option.
Do you prefer to pay with check or cash? … or do you prefer not to be on auto-renew?
Don’t worry! Our teachers are patient and supportive, and we have a top notch curriculum to help beginners gently achieve confidence and competence.
Yes! Experience extra motivation and fun by learning together with a friend for only an extra $10 per ongoing lesson. There is no extra charge for your trial lesson, though—so try it out!
Private Lesson Membership
You can do that! Your membership will be set up at a 25% discount off the regular single lesson rate for that lesson type.
As a yearly member, you can add as many lessons as you like at the discounted member rate.
Fear not. Your lesson credits don’t expire for a year—so you can use them later.
Go ahead and take the lesson! You get 48 lessons over the course of your year, between holidays and vacations this almost always works out perfectly for weekly lessons.