Our unique and proprietary curriculum is based on the concept of deliberate practice—tested by 15,000+ students. Learn step-by-step, song-by-song.
Your expert teacher can share charts, tabs, and provide immediate feedback in the moment—so that you get insider tips & tricks tailored to YOUR learning journey!
Drop-in on any class you like and build your own schedule. Beginner? Advanced player? Weeknights? Weekends? We got it all. Take one or take 10 every week—the choice is yours!
In 2004, New York City Guitar School consisted of a single room in the Recording and Rehearsal Arts Building on West 30th Street in Manhattan. 17 years later, we have thousands of students around the world and 50+ expert teachers.
NYC Guitar School 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 come from reputable institutions such as:
the Berklee College of Music
Manhattan School of Music
Mannes School of Music
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
+ many more.
Actually Play Guitar
You'll be able to play guitar and real songs within your first few virtual classes.
With our proven step-by-step curriculum, you will always know what to learn next.
Join a Community
Connect and grow in an active, motivating worldwide community of thousands of students & musicians.
Meet Trusted Mentors
Learn in real time with live feedback from world-class instructors.
"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!"
Get your first month of classes for $59 by signing up today.
"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 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."
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.
Because your musical dreams are worth pursuing.