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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 Program
Learn, make music, and make friends this summer at NYC’s most nurturing and positive rock camp—whether you are in NYC or anywhere in the world!

One & Two Week Sessions from July 5 - August 12 2022
For additional info: Email camps@nycguitarschool.com or call 646-485-7244

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Engaging Programs For all levels

Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced musician.

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NYC’s best coaches

Maximum 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio so you have personalized attention from our expert and encouraging coaches.

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PERFORM ONSTAGE IN NYC

Perform for family and friends LIVE onstage in NYC...your performance is posted on Youtube AND livestreamed on Facebook.

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CONNECT & GROW

Make friends and lasting connections. Be inspired by other music loving people, AND inspire others.

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Choose Your Programs

Sign up for multiple programs or sessions!

This is our premier program: Rehearse with your band. Write and record original songs...and then perform live on stage in NYC!
TWO Weeks / M-F
Ages 12-17
$1300
Rehearse & perform on stage in NYC over one incredible week. Many campers do multiple weeks!
ONE Week / M-F
Ages 8-11, 12-14, 15-17
$600
The most exciting way to get started on guitar! Learn, make friends, and play on stage!
ONE Week / M-F
Ages 8-11, 12-14, 15-17
$400
Produce your own professional original tracks in one week. This program is remote!
ONE Week / M-F
Ages 12-17
$450
You CAN Do It!
The #1 Music Camp in NYC
Why We Rock
Why We Rock

At NYC Guitar School, our mission is to coach personal greatness one lesson at a time...or one rock band at a time! Our camp program is designed so that campers grow as musicians and as people in our time together. We empower campers by challenging them to collaborate, communicate, compromise, overcome obstacles, and work as a team toward a common goal.


Playing music together and performing on stage is one of the most exciting and transformative experiences for a young musician (or any musician!). We are inspired every year by what our campers accomplish in such a short time and are beyond excited to bring live performances back to the program this year!

Why We Rock
Why We Rock

At NYC Guitar School, our mission is to coach personal greatness one lesson at a time...or one rock band at a time! Our camp program is designed so that campers grow as musicians and as people in our time together. We empower campers by challenging them to collaborate, communicate, compromise, overcome obstacles, and work as a team toward a common goal.


Playing music together and performing on stage is one of the most exciting and transformative experiences for a young musician (or any musician!). We are inspired every year by what our campers accomplish in such a short time and are beyond excited to bring live performances back to the program this year!

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Last Year's Special Guest Speakers:
Alex Skolnick
Guitarist of Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and much more!
Steve Zing
Multi-faceted musician, drummer and bassist, now performing with Danzig and Blak29.
Joel Hoekstra
Legendary guitarist of Whitesnake, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Cher to name a few!
Amy Goff
In-demand lead vocalist famous for her tours with Meat Loaf and dozens of commercials!
Chuck Burgi
World-famous drummer of The Billy Joel Band, Blue Oyster Cult, Meat Loaf, and many more!
Gretchen Menn
Total rockstar and lead guitarist for Zepparella, an all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band.
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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Details & FAQs

On the first day, please arrive up to 20 min early so that we have time to screen each camper and welcome them into the studio! On all following days, please arrive between 5-10min before the start of camp for regular check-ins and daily health screenings. 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!

NOTE: As camp gets closer, we will re-assess health and safety – if possible, we will allow teens to go off-campus for lunch with parent permission. All 15-17 year olds would be allowed off-campus in that scenario.

All campers should pack a lunch with drinks and anything they will need. They will not be able to leave and purchase anything once the camp day starts.

Depending on weather and other variables, your coach will walk the band to an outdoor space to eat lunch together. If eating outside is not feasible, they will eat together in the studio room. Campers will be required to stay with their coach during lunch regardless of age.

Eating outside will allow band members to maintain a social distance, preserve a “masks at all times while in the studio” guideline, and will allow for a mid-day uv light sanitizing of the studio room.

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

All Rock Guitar for Absolute Beginners Camps are NYC Guitar School Midtown Studio, 251 West 30th St, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Parents will pick up and drop-off campers at the entrance of the building and campers will receive a temperature check and screening. You will have your teacher’s cell phone number and receive a text when they are ready for pick-up/drop-off in front of the building.

The teacher will give a temperature check and health screening upon arrival.

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

They should also bring:
Lunch, water, and drinks or snacks.
Guitarists & bassists should bring their instruments, cable, tuner, pick and any effects pedals.
Computer/tablet for virtual band visits, morning meeting, and recording in Soundtrap

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!

Extended Day is offered for 8-11 yr olds only. Early Drop-off is not available. If you would like to add Booster Lessons, Extended Day, or additional sessions, 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.


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