Whether you are picking up a guitar for the first time or are an advanced player looking to break out of ruts and expand your capabilities, you need a proven path to help you attain your goals.
15,000 busy New Yorkers have learned with NYC Guitar School's positive and supportive step-by-step programs. You can, too.
Take a trial lesson with one of our expert coaches or enroll in a trial month of classes--online or in NYC.
Become a member. Reach your goals with weekly lessons and classes and comprehensive resources.
Stay motivated with human friendly goal setting and inspiring events. See (and hear) your progress. Stop anytime.
STARTING AT $160/Month
Unlimited Group Classes
All-Access Pass to Video Library
4 Private Lessons/Month
STARTING AT $129/Month
Unlimited Group Classes
All-Access Pass to Video Library
NYC Guitar School's 50+ expert teachers came from around the globe to New York City to master and share their craft. Their world-class skills, performing experience and education are matched by a passion for helping their students grow.
Our teachers studied at schools like the Berklee College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Queensland Conservatorium and have played on stages from Broadway to around the world. Most importantly, they are committed to sharing their love and understanding of guitar with patience and positivity.
"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!"
"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 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 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."
"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!"
Free resources, tools, and anything else you need to get there. Cannot recommend enough."
" 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 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."
Over 15,000 busy New Yorkers have learned to play with NYC Guitar School and have given our school hundreds of 5-star ratings on Yelp, Google and Amazon. And now, thanks to interactive video lessons, guitar lovers from around the world are able to join our welcoming community virtually.
Absolutely. Our step-by-step curriculum is based around our best-selling Guitar For Absolute Beginners book. You’re supported with clear video warm-ups and practice guides, and most importantly with small group live-online classes with expert teachers. Thousands of complete beginners learned to play with us, and you can, too.
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!
Nope! Back when our founder was starting the school, people used to make fun of him. “Dan,” they’d say “don’t you think your mission should maybe be to, you know, teach guitar? What are you trying to do, change the world? You only have 20 students!” Now we have over 1,000 students, because it turns out that lots of people feel greatness inside of themselves that they want express. There are lots of ways for us to become more of the person we want to be–and learning to play a beautiful chord or a beautiful song is one of them.