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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

Peter   Douskalis

Peter Douskalis is a guitarist from Washington D.C.. Peter comes from a musical family in which he s
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Rob   Adler

Rob has come to us in New York City from Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a young teenager Rob became capt
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Sam  Allen

Sam Allen first picked up his first guitar to play all his favorite Clash and Ramones songs at the a
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Sebastian Cruz

Sebastian is a guitarist, songwriter, composer, arranger and educator. In his original projects he o
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Shane Chapman

Chapman comes to us from Seattle, where the summers aren't that hot, the winters aren't that cold an
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Shirley Williams

Shirley comes to us from Westchester County, New York. She took up the guitar over 10 years ago, and
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Steven Valentin

Steven Valentin is 22-years-old and a New York City Native. He grew up in the Bronx and always had a
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Subrina Torres

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Subrina Torres moved up north to become a part of the amazing
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Tia   Vincent-Clark

Tia Vincent-Clark grew up in a family of professional musicians and began her teaching career in 199
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