Zero To Hero

You can go from Absolute Beginner to rocking on the guitar in just ONE year…and get a FREE 10 week guitar class in the process!

What is Zero to Hero? Pay for all five 10 week core guitar classes up front (Absolute Beginner through Advanced Beginners)...you'll pay for 4 classes at the regular tuition $349 and get your 5th class FREE. You will start with the very beginner basics of guitar, and finish the year by playing barre chords, mixed strums, arpeggios, complete songs, and more, all in our proven, step by step, motivating guitar series. Books and lifetime access to our online courses are included at no additional charge.

How much does it cost? It is $1396 for all five group classes! Enroll in your 5th class before your 1 year anniversary of joining Zero to Hero!

Not a beginner? You can still make the next 365 days your Year of Rock. Create your own one year guitar course!

How do I sign up? You can sign over the phone with one of our friendly staff members at 646-485-7244 or you can purchase your credit online, choose your class, and use your credit to sign up! Can I use this for classes other than the class beginner series? Yes! You can take any five $349 courses you desire--our five Lead Guitar class program...just sign up for the regular beginners Zero To Hero package and then let our desk staff know that you will use your credits for other classes!

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!
  • Play Real Songs Starting In The First Class
  • 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
  • and More!!!
  • 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
"Awesome experience!" - Harvey, Technology Consultant
"This class rocks! It is very helpful. You learn to play and you learn to rock quickly." - Cara, Advertising Coordinator
"This school rocks...it's a lot of fun!" -Gerry, Producer