Limited to seven students. Absolutely no prior musical experience required, all materials included. Ten weekly one-hour sessions, just $349.00.
Fun! Learn to play Green Day, Coldplay, Adele, Guns 'n' Roses, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and more.
Flexible! Stay on track with extensive online resources, free class makeups and discounted private lessons.
Effective! Join thousands of successful students.
Includes all materials, FREE use of guitars in class and FREE access to our Online Beginners Course, with over 400 practice video tutorials to support your at-home practice and progress.
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Guitar 1: Guitar for Absolute Beginners
Where your guitar career begins--the world's most effective guitar class for beginners. Group classes at NYC Guitar School give you a structured, step-by-step approach in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. If you have the desire to play guitar, you will be successful.
Attend or make up all ten sessions of the course, and if you're not satisfied we'll refund your tuition in full!
Absolute Beginner Graduates...
share their experiences in the class.
Stand By Me...After 10 Weeks...
Absolute Beginners Class 10.
After 10 Weeks...
Here's a group of Absolute Beginners in Class 10.
After 10 Weeks...Good Riddance
They sound so good!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
The Fundamental Habits of Great Guitar Players
Identifying Strings, Frets and Fingers
The Rest Stroke
How To Read Chord Diagrams
The D and G Chords
How To Fret Properly
How To Tune Your Guitar
How To Practice
Quarter Note Srums
The A7 Chord
How To Play With A Pick
The Secret To Memorizing Songs
How To Read Tab and Play Cool Licks
What Are Pivot Changes
G Major; E Minor; D 7th
The Concept of Chord Progressions
The Small Barre--Gateway To Future Guitar Greatness
Lock Your Hand In With The Beat
How To Count and Strum Eighth Notes
The Gentle Art of Riffing
A Minor (The Saddest Chord)
How To Change Between G and C
Rhythm 101--Understand This And You Will Understand How Chords Work
Learn ""The Basic Strum""
Learn ""The Best Strum"
How To Change Chords in The Middle of A Measure
Mixed Rhythms and Split Measures
A Major and E Major
Students who complete this course will be able to play arrangements of songs such as "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "Last Kiss", "Crazy", "Stand By Me", "Viva La Vida", "Wild Thing", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", "Brown Eyed Girl", "Sweet Child O' Mine", "Redemption Songs" and More!!!
Tuition includes complete access to hundreds of online resource videos, charts and practice audio to help you keep up with the class and successfully complete the prorgam.
"NYCGS is terrific. Outstanding, professional teachers supported by the greatest staff. If you've got the desire, they will teach you how to play guitar."
- Jay, Real Esate Attorney
"After failing with uninspired private lessons, my Absolute Beginners group got me through the first ten weeks, and the next ten, and the next ten...NYC Guitar School rocks!"
- Edward, Programmer
"This is the thing I most look forward to every week."
- Michele, Scientist
"I feel very lucky to have found this program. I tried learning twice before from other programs and this one shows you to make music from the very first class. It's great!"
- Carol, Life Coach
"I would recommend anyone to come here because you have so much fun learning to play the guitar. It's a very friendly atmosphere--I just keep coming back."
- Jackie, Legal Secretary
"I really like the staff. The staff is the friendliest I've seen in 12 years of advanced education."
- Todd, Lawyer
"These are the first classes in my life that I look forward to all week!"
- Seth, Producer/ Director