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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

Issac Hernandez

“Music is not what I do, it’s who I am.” Issac Hernandez first picked up the guitar at age 12 and be
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Ivan Orellana

Born somewhere in the mountains of Ecuador, Ivan came to the Land of Dreams with a guitar on his bac
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Jack Skuller

Jack picked up a guitar when he was 11 and he released a record on an indie label by the time he was
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Jaime Garamella

Jaime teaches guitar, voice, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and harmonica. He has been teaching sinc
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Jason Balish

Jason has been described as an extremely versatile educator and performer. Aside from being a classi
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Jeff   McLaughlin

Guitarist Jeff McLaughlin is a composer/performer who loves teaching his students. He started playin
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Jen   Elliott

Jen started out as a singer and songwriter before she found the guitar. Releasing two albums on indi
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Jessy Dorsett

As a little farm girl from Connecticut, Jessy had always dreamed about moving to the big city to pur
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Jobelle Mesa

Jobelle graduated magna cum laude from Skidmore College with a degree in music and psychology, becau
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