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Summer Camp at NYC Guitar School

Summer Camp at NYC Guitar School

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NYC's Ultimate Rock Band Summer Camp
Make music, and make friends this summer at NYC’s longest running rock music camp.

Two Week Sessions from July 5 - August 11, 2023
Beginner to Advanced Programs / 3 Age Groups (8-11, 12-14, 15-17)
Guitar/Vocals/Bass/Drums/Keys

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Choose Your Programs
Advanced Students Only: Rehearse with your band. Write and record original songs...and then perform live on stage in NYC!
TWO Weeks / M-F
10am-3pm
Ages 12-14 & 15-17
Rehearse & perform on stage in NYC over two incredible weeks. Connect and grow as a musician!
TWO Weeks / M-F
10am-3pm (Teens) 9:30-3:30pm (Kids)
Ages 8-11, 12-14, 15-17
Are you a complete beginner? You can be in a band! Expert coaches guide you step by step as you prepare to play on stage in NYC!
TWO Weeks / M-F
10am-3pm (Teens) 9:30-3:30pm (Kids)
Ages 8-11, 12-14, 15-17
D Kellman
Over 100 5-Star Reviews On Google And Yelp

"Our son's plans to go white water rafting and kayaking this summer were canceled due to the pandemic. We signed him up for NYC Guitar School camp instead and he told us he had "the best summer ever." Who else can say that about summer 2020?! He's even continued to rehearse weekly with kids he met at camp. The staff is well organized, engaging and supportive. Bravo NYC Guitar School."

-Dawn K.
Aldo B
Over 100 5-Star Reviews On Google And Yelp

"My child attended a 2 week session of NYC Guitar School summer camp. It was an amazing experience, from learning techniques and rock history, to songwriting, recording and the cornerstone last night performance by all the rock bands at a great rock venue near Times Square. The instructors are all top notch and Jen runs a great program. The 2 weeks flew; cannot recommend this program highly enough."

-Aldo B.
Elaine G
Over 100 5-Star Reviews On Google And Yelp

"My 10 year old daughter went to NYC Guitar School Rock Band day camp and enjoyed it so much. It honestly is the best thing that happened to her since Covid-19 / Quarantine started. She got to interact with kids her age, small group of 5, all wearing masks, the studio is clean, they are all social distancing. I am so happy they opened for in person camp. After this, we will definitely enroll her in classes. Shout out to Eddie for making the week extra fun."

-Elaine G.
Agnes C
Over 100 5-Star Reviews On Google And Yelp

"My daughter, 15, just completed her first week of virtual camp with NYC Guitar School. In all honesty, I wasn't sure the virtual experience would work for a rock band but it was amazing. My daughter loved it and the technology they used promoted a very collaborative experience. In the COVID world, I keep looking for silver linings and the creative potential for making music seems to be wide open. NYC Guitar School is enthusiastically looking for ways to tap that potential and encouraging students to enjoy the ride."

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Cindy J.
Over 100 5-Star Reviews On Google And Yelp

"My children have participated in a variety of lessons and camps through the years, but none of them have been as rewarding or enjoyable as the programs from NYCGS!! The teachers are amazing! They are extremely talented individuals who work hard to help each student reach their potential. Students not only improve their musical abilities, but learn to work as a band, supporting each other and working together. NYCGS has definitely made my children better musicians!"

-Shelley K.
Shelley K.
Over 100 5-Star Reviews On Google And Yelp

"My daughter, age 15, has been attending NYC Guitar School Summer Camp for three years and my son has been going for two years doing both summer camp and year-round sessions. NYC Guitar School is an extraordinary place. It's not just that the music program is excellent, it is the culture that makes it so awesome. The self-confidence the kids get from this school is tremendous. I wish I could post before and after videos of my kids performing. In the beginning, they were a bit timid and nervous getting up and playing and now when they perform they get on that stage act as if they own it. My son on stage after his first performance threw his arms in the air and screamed: "I am so proud of myself!""

-Shelley K.
Karen S.
Over 100 5-Star Reviews On Google And Yelp

"Our 10 year old is loving his Virtual Kids Rock Band camp with NYC Guitar School sooooooooooooo much. We are thrilled to see how much he is enjoying every aspect, from the learning to the music to the friendships. This is a very high quality program that is exceeding our expectations."

-Karen S.
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THREE AGE GROUPS, THREE LEVELS

Have fun and make progress in age and level matches groups, from absolute beginners to teens who have played and performed for years, united in a positive and encouraging musical community.

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NYC’s best coaches

Small groups ensure personalized attention from our expert and encouraging coaches.

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PERFORM ONSTAGE IN NYC

Perform for family and friends LIVE onstage in a NYC club with professional lights and sound. (Performances are also livestreamed and video recorded.)

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CONNECT & GROW

No matter what their level of experience or skill, our campers learn that when they work hard and do their best as individuals, they help create something even greater in their band or group. Many of our campers don't just make music--they make long term friends.

Why We Rock
Why We Rock

Our camp program is designed so that campers grow as musicians and as people in our time together. Playing music with others and performing on stage is one of the most exciting and transformative experiences for a young musician (or any musician!).

We empower campers by challenging them to collaborate, compromise, and overcome obstacles as they play music together, build their skills, and prepare for an EPIC show!

Why We Rock
Why We Rock

Our camp program is designed so that campers grow as musicians and as people in our time together. Playing music with others and performing on stage is one of the most exciting and transformative experiences for a young musician (or any musician!).

We empower campers by challenging them to collaborate, compromise, and overcome obstacles as they play music together, build their skills, and prepare for an EPIC show!

Why We Rock
Bringing Your Music to Life

In the Rock Band & Recording program, advanced students collaborate to create brand new original music together under the guidance of an expert coach. During the second week of the session, campers will spend 4 hours recording in the studio with a professional engineer. Play live on-stage in NYC AND leave camp with a recorded & mixed original track!


Listen to original tracks created by 2021 campers.

Why We Rock
Bringing Your Music to Life

In the Rock Band & Recording program, advanced students collaborate to create brand new original music together under the guidance of an expert coach. During the second week of the session, campers will spend 4 hours recording in the studio with a professional engineer. Play live on-stage in NYC AND leave camp with a recorded & mixed original track!


Listen to original tracks created by 2021 campers.

Why We Rock
Our Summer Camp Interns Are Legendary

Are you a focused and hardworking young musician? This is your opportunity to deepen your musical skills and identity while gaining real world experience in a fast paced and high quality work environment!

Learn more and apply to be an intern this summer.

Why We Rock
Our Summer Camp Interns Are Legendary

Are you a focused and hardworking young musician? This is your opportunity to deepen your musical skills and identity while gaining real world experience in a fast paced and high quality work environment!

Learn more and apply to be an intern this summer.

You CAN Do It!
Check Out Our Awesome Campers

Details & FAQs

On the first day, please arrive up to 20 min early so that we have time to welcome each camper and you can meet your coach and band members! On all following days, please arrive between 5-10min before the start of camp. Our staff will check students in at the lobby so that parents can drop off at the building entrance.

Please be on time so that your band can begin rehearsal on time!

All 15-17 year olds are allowed off-campus for lunch.  For 12-14 yr olds, parents can choose during your registration whether your child is allowed off campus for lunch and also if you would like for them to self dismiss or be picked up at the end of the camp day.

Kids 8-11 are not allowed off campus for lunch.

Campers not allowed to leave for lunch should pack a lunch with drinks, snacks, and anything they will need. They will not be able to leave and purchase anything once the camp day starts.

During lunch, we will have several designated lunch rooms with a staff member present where campers can gather and eat together.

All Rock Bands Camps are at Funkadelic Studios, 209 W 40th St 5th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

Rock Guitar for Absolute Beginners Camps – pick up and drop off is in two different locations!   Locations: Drop-off at NYCGS Midtown Studio – 251 West 30th St. Pick-up at Funkadelic Studios 209 West 40th St, 5th Fl
Campers will start their day at our Midtown studio to build their guitar skills. In the afternoon, teachers will escort their campers up to Funkadelic studios so they get to connect with the more advanced rock band groups AND spend time in rehearsal studios!

Parents will pick up and drop-off campers at the entrance of the building. A staff member will be present to greet you!

First and foremost, they should bring their sincere desire to rock!

They should also bring:
Lunch, water, and drinks or snacks or money for lunch.
Guitarists & bassists should bring their instruments, cable, tuner, pick and any effects pedals.
Kids 8-11: Bring Computer/tablet for your afternoon Music Production class.

NOTE: We believe that protecting young musicians’ hearing is IMPORTANT. We will provide ear plugs to all Rock Band Campers. Please encourage them to WEAR ear plugs during rehearsals!

Early Drop-off is not available. If you would like to add additional session or Booster Lessons before or after the camp day for extra instruction or to extend the camp day please email camps@nycguitarschool.com!

If your child is a complete beginner and would like to attend multiple sessions this summer, you can sign up for ONE week of Rock Guitar and additional weeks of Rock Band 101 or Music Production. We recommend Booster Lessons if possible for Rock Guitar students who plan to go right into Rock Band 101.

No problem!  Select “Reserve Instrument” on your sign-up form for $30 per session and we will have an instrument waiting for your child.

Rock Band students are not able to leave instruments overnight because we do not have a dedicated locked space.

NYC Guitar School Summer Camp follows CDC and NYC local guidelines.  In order to bring back live shows, all campers and staff are required to be vaccinated (per local NYC guidelines).

As camp approaches, we will assess the current guidance and update confirmed campers by the beginning of June.

Please email camps@nycguitarschool.com with additional questions.


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