1-On-1 Online Private Lessons with NYC’s Guitar Specialists

1-On-1 Online Private Lessons with NYC’s Guitar Specialists

Private Guitar Lessons

🎸 Make progress at your level and on your schedule with step-by-step interactive lessons with your expert personal teacher.
🎸 Get traction with access to hundreds of video lessons, practice guides and PDFs.
🎸 Enjoy complimentary admission to daily online practice sessions, drop-in classes, open mics and workshops.
🎸 No commitment. Stop lessons at any time for any reason for a 100% refund of unused lessons.

 

"Whether you are picking up a guitar for the first time or are an advanced player looking to break out of a rut and expand your capabilities, you need a guitar teacher who is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals."

Unlock Your Potential with One-on-One Private Lessons from NYC Guitar School

  • All levels, all ages… beginners welcome!
  • World-class instructors: trained, experienced, vetted.
  • Real-time feedback.
  • Record your lesson to practice with later.
  • Includes 100s of complimentary practice video tutorials.
  • Flexible scheduling for busy individuals.

Why Us?

Over 15,000 busy New Yorkers have learned to play with NYC Guitar School teachers, and have given our school hundreds of 5-star ratings on Yelp, Google and Amazon.

Expert Teachers at Your Fingertips

Our teachers are way more trained and skilled (and earn more) than other online teachers and our lessons come with way more support and perks for people who are serious about learning guitar.

People really do learn to play guitar with us. But why take our word for it? Why not try a discounted and no-obligation trial lesson and experience a NYC Guitar School lesson for yourself?

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 info@nycguitarschool.com.

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 info@nycguitarschool.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!

2-Minute VIDEO: “How To Get Ready For Your First Online Guitar Lesson.”

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. This is not a contract! You can stop lessons at any time and receive a FULL refund of unused lessons.  This is our most discounted lesson package.

Do you prefer to pay with check or cash?  … or do you prefer not to be on auto-renew? 

You can also purchase a prepaid set of 10 lessons at a 10% discount. Just call our friendly staff to find out!

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!

Yes! Attractive gift certificates are available for any number of lessons.

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.

More questions?  Give us a call at 646-485-7244 or send us an email at info@nycguitarschool.com


  • "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."
    Yee Hom Family
  • "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."
    Christopher H.
  • "Flexible... Service oriented... Knowledgeable... Patient... Excellent... Accommodating...
    Free resources, tools, and anything else you need to get there. I never feel embarrassed when I haven’t studied and come to class unprepared. Cannot recommend enough."
    Rukiya J.
  • "I was given a gift certificate to Brooklyn Guitar School after my wife researched it online. I had taken guitar lessons back in the Bronze Age when I was a kid, and I love music of all kinds (OK, maybe not too much disco or Dixieland at any one sitting, but otherwise, let 'er rip). BGS teaches a series of incremental skill- and song-based beginners classes that allow you to quickly learn chords, strums and technique, play cool songs right away, and have nearly illegal amounts of fun while you are doing so. Koby taught my Absolute Beginners classes and I have been with Michelangelo ever since. They are both accomplished professional musicians; and experienced, enthusiastic and patient teachers who make sure you get it right while you're having a great time. Taking group lessons also allows you to interact with other noobies, support each other and learn together. The school also sponsors open house sessions, sing-alongs and vocal classes, and group performances. They sponsored an ACLU fundraiser by teaching "Songs of Peace and Freedom" (This Land Is Your Land, For What Its Worth, Redemption Song, City of Immigrants, If I Had A Hammer). We played the songs again in Union Square Park this past June. The school has a wonderful funky, laid-back vibe; and is welcoming to old and young students alike. The staff is uniformly cool and helpful-they can't do enough for you (from suggestions about buying an instrument to helping replace a busted E string.) So I am over a year into my studies, a proud graduate of their "Beginner" classes; and it's just great to be able to fell like I can actually "make music" every so often. I can't imagine learning anywhere else."
    Andrew E.
  • "Been 2 years since I wrote the review below. This past performance at the Way Station in Brooklyn moved me to write a second one. Never would believe I would play on stage with fellow performers. Brooklyn Guitar School gave me that opportunity. Everyone works to create a safe place to grow and express your abilities despite doubts that players always have about themselves. Despite the fear that comes when performing. Teachers and fellow students are very positive and supportive so you are not afraid to get out there. Safe and also real. REAL ROCK... REAL ROCK AND ROLL. ----- Two thumbs up for Brooklyn Guitar School! I played guitar in my teens but could never get past basic open chords. Three years ago I started lessons at Brooklyn Guitar School. The fit was so right for me. Comfortable environment where everyone, young and old, experienced and novice, is welcomed and valued. The instructors are accomplished professionals in their own right, and all know how to teach different types of styles to different types of players. Private lessons are great, and in Performance classes students play with other students. This allows players to come together in a "band' and perform both at the music center and at a local establishments... and there is nothing like the real thing to build confidence and musicianship. And if you are part of the Brooklyn Guitar School, you are also a part of a citywide Guitar School, with opportunities in Manhattan and Queens as well as Brooklyn. So if you are looking to grow musically, I highly recommend checking them out. The place is right, the people are right, and the price is right."
    Linda A.
  • "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!"
    Mark P.
  • "The first thing I want to say is that I hope everyone is staying safe during these unprecedented times. I have been a student of the NYC Guitar School for quite some time, about 5 years. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school. I am currently taking Guitar Ensemble at the Brooklyn school and Absolute Beginners for Bass at the Midtown school. Recently, my classes have been moved online. While I was skeptical, at first, I have been amazed at the experience. I may feel like I've gone down the rabbit hole, but being able to continue my guitar lessons is providing a little bit of stability at this time. 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. They are amazing musicians and leaders. I hope that we will be able to come together soon, in the meantime, this is a wonderful alternative. If need be, I will continue in these lessons online until such time as we are released from our current situation. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Dan Emery and all the members of the NYC Guitar School who are doing everything possible to help us to keep making music together."
    Eletra J.
  • "I've been taking classes here for several years now. I came to learn one instrument, and, after about a year, realized I was more interested in a different instrument. My teacher was not only capable of teaching multiple instruments, but offered me wisdom and advice when I decided to pick up a new instrument (brands, pricing, what's the best tuner, gig bag, etc.). I can't say enough positive things about Brooklyn Guitar School—highly recommend."
    Hope Anne N.
  • "I love this place! My son takes a private lesson while I take a group class. We also performed in a special 'birthday showcase' last summer because our birthdays are close together. Best Guitar School Ever!"
    Marquina I.
  • "I can't say enough wonderful things about this school. I've been taking classes at BGS for 3 years and have gone from only being able to play a couple of chords to feeling confident enough to perform at open mics. I've been taking Kyle's ensemble class for over a year and it's the highlight of my week. He is a talented musician and an incredible teacher who does a great teaching us technique and theory in a laid back, patient manner. He's also just a really wonderful person! It's been great getting to know everyone at the school-- they are so supportive and helpful, it feels like family. Taking classes at BGS has actually gotten me through some tough times. I always knew I had it to look forward to no matter what. Thank you to Ivan, Kyle and everyone for creating such a special place to learn music!"
    Michele B.

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