Q: How do I sign up for a class at NYC Guitar School?
A: It is easy to sign up on-line, by phone or in person. To sign up on-line, click on the “sign-up” button next to the class you want to take and follow the subsequent directions. To register by phone call the school at 646-485-7244 with your Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We are happy to hold your spot in a class for you for a week, if you prefer to come in with cash or a check or to send a check. And of course, we are always happy for you to drop by the school. (Please call before you drop by so that we can prepare the red carpet for you.)
Q: Can I actually learn to play guitar in the 10 week Guitar For Absolute Beginners class?
A: YES! If you can practice three times per week during the course, then your success is assured! After ten weeks you may not wish to immediately perform in Madison Square Garden–but you will be able to play basic and enjoyable songs with satisfaction and pride.
Q: How do I know what class level to take?
A: If you have absolutely no guitar experience, then Guitar For Absolute Beginners is the right class for you! Otherwise, the best way to be sure which class is right for you is to call us at 646-485-7244. We’ll help you choose the class that is right for you!
Q: What order do the classes go in?
A: For an absolute beginner, classes would progress as follows: Guitar for Absolute Beginners is followed in order by Guitar for Near Beginners, Guitar for Intermediate Beginners and finally Guitar for Advanced Beginners. After that students can take a wide variety of electives, including Blues Guitar Basics, Lead Guitar, Rock and Blues Lead Workshop, Rock Band, Fingerstyle and Flamenco .
Q: What if I have to miss a class session?
A: No problem! You can either drop in on the same session of a different section of your class, or you can take a free private “mini” lesson at a convenient time. We are also ready to fax or send you the materials for a missed class at the ring of a phone.
Q: Where is NYC Guitar School located?
A: We are located in the Recording and Rehearsal Arts Building, located at 251 West 30th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue. There are 30 music studios in this building! We’re on the eleventh floor. We are one block from Penn Station and can be reached by the 1,2,3,9,A,C,E,N,R,F,Q and PATH train lines to Penn Station or Herald Square.
Q: Do I need to bring my guitar to class?
A: Don’t worry! We have lots of guitars here at NYC Guitar School which you are welcome to use during your class sessions and private lessons at no charge.
Q: I want to play guitar, but I don’t own a guitar. Can I rent a guitar?
A: We have guitars available for you to take home for just $19 per month. We’ll need to take a deposit of $149 on the guitar which is refunded when you return the guitar.
Q: I want to buy a guitar. What kind should I get?
A: Call us at 646-485-7244 and we’ll be happy to refer you to a good guitar store and recommend a good guitar in your price range.
Q: Should I take private lessons or a class?
A: We have great classes and great private lessons. The classes provide a fun, social atmosphere for learning. The private lessons allow the student to receive focused one-on-one attention from the teacher. We think you’ll be happy either way, so please call us up and let us know what you think!