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Welcome to New York City Guitar School. Learn how to play guitar in NYC Guitar School's Guitar for Absolute Beginners. Live and love guitar with lessons, electives, rock bands, camps, events, student shows and open mics for all levels and all ages.


  • It's so nice to come to a place where there are such welcoming people to help me learn guitar and remember why I love music.
    Jensen, Fashion Designer
  • 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 think I learned more in 10 weeks at NYC Guitar School than I did in an entire year of trying on my own.
    Brad, Media Relations
  • There are lots of places where you can find great guitarists, there are lots of places you can find great teachers, but these are awesome guitarists who love to teach.
    Janine, Public Relations
  • These are the first classes in my life that I look forward to all week!
    Seth, Producer/Director
  • Awesome Experience!
    Harvey, Technology Consultant
  • The school rocks...it's a lot of fun!
    Gerry, Producer
  • I really like the staff. The staff is the friendliest I've seen in 12 years of advanced education.
    Todd, Lawyer
  • It's fantastic. It's changed my life, actually. Probably the best thing that's happened to me in New York is finding this school.
    Premal, Project Manager
  • This is one of the happiest and most fulfilling aspects of my life!
    Cynthia, Self Employed
  • 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

Eliane Chu

Elaine began her tenure with us as a doting mom; her two daughters Jessica and Meghan began taking g
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Emilio Tostado

A Chicago native, Emilio picked up a guitar at the age of 12 with his dad at a local music store. Fu
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Emma Munger

Emma Munger grew up in Manhattan and began playing guitar when she was 13 years old—taking private l
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Eric Thachuk

Eric is joining us from Hamilton, Canada. This is his second stint making America “home”. The first
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Gaby Pilagonia

Born and raised in Bronx, NY, Gaby has been singing since she could talk. She started as a Summer Ca
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Greg Sardella

Born and raised in the outskirts of New York City, Greg began learning music at an early age. Starti
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Hannah Kaplan

Hailing from Connecticut, Hannah is a Brooklyn based actor, singer, and avid crocheter. She has a BF
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Hannah Murphy

Hannah Murphy is active soloist and chamber music performer. She holds a Master of Music degree in C
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Hector   Marin

Hector Marin joins the NYCGS team of amazing teachers from Costa Rica, has been playing the guitar f
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