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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

Leanna Burton

A Chicago native, Leanna moved to New York City to pursue a career as a writer and performer. Leanna
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Lenny   Molotov

Lenny is an accomplished finger picker and applies this technique to both folk and blues. You could
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Martin Jacobs

Martin is returning to NYC Guitar School after spending a few years back in his home state of Oklaho
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Matt   Boas

Matt Boas began teaching in 1992. His past teaching experience includes conducting guitar courses at
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Matt   Williamson

Matt Williamson comes to NYC Guitar School from Alabama. As a child, every year he asked his parents
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Michael   “Suke”   Cerulo

We are so excited that Michael “Suke” Cerulo is teaching for NYC Guitar School. Suke’s band Schleigo
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Michelangelo Quirinale

An expert in all things rock, Michelangelo brings over 15 years of teaching experience to the Brookl
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Mike Bennett

Mike is a versatile guitarist and composer from Brooklyn. Having studied at both Oberlin College and
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Pete   Matthiessen

Pete began playing the guitar when he was 11 years old. He soon began working on his calluses learni
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