Dear Guitar Student Parent, The Guardian newspaper recently reported that late night texting, calling and media consumption is associated with poor sleep (duh!) and also "depressed moods and declines in self-esteem and coping ability" for kids and teens. In fact, the mere presence of a screen in a bedroom is associated with poorer sleep and mental health, even when kids report not using it. Yet o
Get Started Now. Music is everywhere. It’s in our homes, streets, offices, technological devices, and much more all across the globe. For many of us, music is crucial--so it’s no surprise that parents are making great efforts to make music a part of their children’s lives. Parents enroll their children in programs ranging from mommy/daddy-and-me music classes to professional lessons, including cla
Get Started Now. We'll see you on the 8th! Want to learn more about the blues? Click Here for $30 off our online course Play the Blues or Click Here to Sign up for our next in-person Blues Guitar Basics class at NYC Guitar School and get the online course for FREE!
Get Started Now. It may be Spring Break, but in less than a week, kids and teens at NYC Guitar School are about to Rock out even harder than during the year! As we gear up for Spring Break Rock n' Roll Camp 2016, take a stroll down memory lane and check out some AMAZING performances from previous years! Reflection - Cool Kids - NYC Guitar School Spring Break Camp
Get Started Now. Have you made any resolutions for 2016? If so, congratulations--according to psychologist professor and researcher John Norcross in a New York Times article, you are TEN TIMES more likely to achieve your goal over time than a "non-resolver" with the identical goal and comparable motivation to change. That's good news for people who make resolutions, but the news gets better. There
Get Started Now. It's January and our phones are ringing off the hook! People all over NYC are making the resolution to play guitar in 2016. Many of them will be successful but some of them will lose momentum as the year moves on and life invariably happens. Not you, though! You will be successful because you will have clear, achievable and definitive goals. Here are a few suggestions to help keep
Get Started Now. Check out our Online Course - Fingerpicking is Easy! Start Simple. Now some in between notes. Use your thumb for the notes on the fourth and fifth strings. Try it with a G Chord. Skip over the fifth string with your thumb and use two different fingers for the top notes. I like to use my second and third finger but good form would be your first and second. Alternate Top Notes Alter
Get Started Now. **All Shows at Fontana's** Check out the Full Schedule for the Upcoming Rock Band Showcases Sat November 7, 2015 6:00-6:30 MICHELANGELO’S Tuesday 7:30 Band “Moonshine Overdrive” 6:45-7:15 ELIANE’S Monday 6:00 Band “Audio Apocolypse” 7:30-8:00 MATT B’S Sunday 4:00 Band “Stroke Garden” 8:15-8:45 KYLE’S Sunday 5:00 Band “Melting Pot” 9:00-9:30 MATT B’S Thursday 7:00 Band “A Riot Of R
Get Started Now. The internet is a magical place and if you know what you're looking for it can be the most powerful tool in the guitar student's arsenal! Check out these 15 links and kick your playing into high gear! 2. Chord Dictionary There are lots of places to learn new chords. The best way is to learn new songs but if you're just looking to browse some new chords try our chord dictionary. It
Get Started Now. Join us for one or both Mass Appeal Practice Sessions! Step One: Sign Up to Join Hundreds of other Guitarists in Union Square on Sunday, June 21st for Mass Appeal!Step Two: Learn the Songs with these charts and youtube play alongs!Step Three: Come to a Teacher Guided Practice Session! Practice Session One - Tuesday, June 16th - 6pm at Brooklyn Guitar SchoolPractice Session Two - T
Get Started Now. Learning guitar is like anything in life. Each day is a new affirmation of your resolve to advance. If enough days pass without guitar (or anything), it fades into the background and disappears. Don't let this happen to you! If you've made the commitment to learn guitar (or anything) you have to make time for it! You can do it by avoiding these show-stopping mistakes! Mistake #1:
Get Started Now. Use these exercises to build dexterity. Memorize the pentatonic scale and throw in some classic licks to blow minds! Want more? Check our Intro to Lead class! Click Here to download the full pdf Fill out my online form.
Get Started Now. We are so excited to announce the imminent arrival of our new 100% free online course, Guitar Hacks for Beginners! This course features essential lessons from our five paid classes, clips from our recent seminar in midtown and tons of exclusive content. Here's a sneak peak!
Get Started Now. If you can play even a little guitar you will love how easy it is to play ukulele! Here are charts for 10 of the most useful chords you can learn when you're getting started. To find out how to use them check out Ukulele for Absolute Beginners Fill out my online form. Click Here for a PDF.
Get Started Now. FOR GROUP CLASSES: The show will run from 4pm to around 8pm on Saturday May 2nd, 2015. Students should only plan to be there for their hour. They DO NOT have to attend the whole thing. Group classes should go straight to NYC Guitar School East located at 315 East 91st street between 1st and 2nd ave. Take the 4/5/6 train to 86th street. Guitars will be available but students are al
Get Started Now. Brooklyn and Midtown teachers come together with their respective bands to celebrate the 30th birthday of legendary NYCGS teacher Michelangelo. Check out some of the highlights. The Good Good Mississippi Cotten anacortes La Huerta
Get Started Now. A great set from a great student band! Liz will be April's Student feature but for now check out her student band, Melting Pot from last Saturday's showcase at Fontana's! The Led Zeppelin Classic "Rock and Roll" Unspoken Words Never Say Die My Friends Fall to Pieces
Get Started Now. This open version of the Cm is a great way to play an easy version of a normally tough barre chord using open strings and only three fingers. It's a bit tricky though because it involved muting the fourth string with your first finger. Check out the diagram below and then watch this video from our online course - Guitar for Intermediate Beginners for a detailed explanation!