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Guitar for Beginners in New York City

Guitar for Beginners in New York City

Guitar for Absolute Beginners

FUN! Learn to play Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Adele, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and more in weekly classes.

FLEXIBLE! Stay on track with extensive online resources, free class makeups and discounted private lessons.

EFFECTIVE! Join thousands of successful students.

In-person classes in NYC or live online classes worldwide. Absolutely no prior musical experience required!

Includes all materials, free use of guitars in class for NYC students, and free access to our Online Beginners Course, with over 400 practice video tutorials to support your at-home practice and progress.

(Not a beginner? Click here for more classes.)


Where your guitar career begins—the world’s most effective guitar class for beginners. Group classes at NYC Guitar School give you a structured, step-by-step approach in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. If you have the desire to play guitar, you will be successful.

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What You Will Learn:

Fundamental Habits of Great Guitar Players

Identifying Strings, Frets and Fingers

How to Read Chord Diagrams

The D and G Chords

How to Fret Properly

How to Tune Your Guitar

How to Practice

The A7 Chord

How To Play With A Pick

How to Read Tab

Pivot Changes

G Major; E Minor; D 7th

Locking Your Hand In with the Beat

A Minor (The Saddest Chord)

How To Change Between G and C

Lots Of Real Songs!

A Major and E Major

And More!

Students who complete this course will be able to play arrangements of songs by artists like Ed Sheeran, The Staple Singers, John Lennon, John Legend, Olivia Rodrigo, Nirvana, Oasis, and many more!

Tuition includes complete access to hundreds of online resource videos, charts and practice audio to help you keep up with the class and successfully complete the program.

Select Your Location And Start Date

All Beg Int Adv

All Midtown Queens Brooklyn Online

Details and FAQ's

YES! If you can practice three times per week while you’re taking classes with us, then your success is assured! After your first month you may not wish to immediately perform in Madison Square Garden–but you will be able to play basic and enjoyable songs with satisfaction and pride.

You will be playing along with your first song after your very first class at NYC Guitar School! That fun–and motivating. After that, if you come to class regularly and practice several times a week, you can expect to know all your basic open chords after a couple months, to have the skills and strums to play hundreds of popular songs after a few months, and to learn basic scales, barre chords, and beyond after about a year of study.  Learning guitar can be an exciting journey that never ends–there are always new songs, styles, collaborations and insights to explore, which you can do in our Lead Guitar, Rock Band and other advanced programs. But at NYC Guitar School, you will be playing from Day One!

No problem! We have loads of available free makeup classes. Just take a look at the class schedule and click “Enroll” to sign up! Traveling? We have online options too–plus our classes are designed so that you can jump back after a missed week without losing your momentum! Our members also get free access to hundreds of video tutorials and practice sessions, so you can simply watch and learn along with the prerecorded video of the session you missed. Finally, we offer discounted private make-up lessons for students who want to go over their missed class one-on-one. It is EASY to stay on track with NYC Guitar School!

We have guitars available for you to take home for just $21 per month. We’ll need to take a deposit of $159 on the guitar which is refunded when you return the guitar.

Our classes are step-by-step and song-by-song with an expert coach.  Step-by-step means that new material is presented in a broken down, sequential manner with small, achievable steps. Song-by-song means that we teach using real songs, which make our classes fun and motivating. And an expert coach means that our teachers are more than highly proficient musicians–they are skilled at explaining and motivating students to reach understanding and

After your trial month, the NYC Guitar School Class Membership is $129/month or $1,200 a year. Yes, we know we are more expensive than other online guitar options–but this is because we have lots of live small group with real, live teachers who are among the best teachers in the world (and they are paid more than our competitors.) If you try out our classes, we think you’ll realize that the value you receive is incredible.

We recommend that you schedule a free one-on-one “Ready-Set-Play” video evaluation and orientation after you sign up for your trial—it just takes one click. But some students have already looked at our classes and are ready to just start jumping in. That’s OK, too!  Our teachers are warm and friendly, and exploring different classes and teachers is part of the fun of joining our school.

At the end of your $59 trial month, your card will automatically run for $129/month – but don’t worry, you can stop at any time! We also have an annual membership option for $1200, a 23% discount! Click here to upgrade to the annual membership, or give us a call at 646-485-7244.

Our mission is Coaching Personal Greatness One Lesson At A Time. We believe that each of us is capable of more. By learning and improving in music, we not only experience the fun, connection and excitement of playing, but we live one of life’s greatest lessons, “what you put in is what you get out.” Playing music helps us all be calmer, have better focus, be better at accomplishing great things over time. Also, playing guitar is super fun!


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