Q: How do I sign up for a class at NYC Guitar School?
A: It is easy to sign up on-line or by phone. To sign up on-line, click on the “sign-up” button next to the class you want to take and follow the subsequent directions. To register by phone, call the school at 646-485-7244 with your Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
Q: What does an online class or lesson look like?
A: Online classes or lessons are exactly the same format as in-person classes and private lessons with the exact same teachers — only you get to play from the comfort of your own home. Instruction is real-time and all you need is your guitar, Internet connection, a computer, or a mobile device.
Q: Is it hard to set my computer up for online classes or lessons?
A: No, it’s super easy! We use a platform called Zoom, which works across virtually any operating system or device. After you schedule your lesson, we will email you a link for the lesson. Just save that email, and then click the link before the lesson begins.
Q: How do I prepare for my first online class or lesson?
A: This is the number one question we get asked by new students. Meeting a teacher and starting to learn guitar online can be both exciting and–depending on how much experience you have with taking lessons online–a bit daunting. But we’ll help you get ready step by step. When you sign up, we’ll send you a link for a test meeting to make sure that your equipment is ready for your lesson. If you need to download an app or an extension, you’ll be prompted to do so. Just follow the prompts!
And of course, if you have ANY QUESTIONS we are standing by to help at 646-485-7244 or via email us at email@example.com.
Q: Can I make sure I’m ready for my first online class or lesson right now?”
A: Sure! First, make sure that your equipment is ready for your lesson by going to a test meeting HERE. If you need to download an app or an extension, you’ll be prompted to do so. Just follow the prompts! If you have ANY QUESTIONS at all, visit FAQs HERE or call us at 646-485-7244 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would LOVE to help you!
Oh, and of course you don’t want your first lesson to be interrupted by technical issues! Check your lesson time and give yourself some extra time before your first lesson to make sure that your internet signal is strong and that your video and microphone are working. Watch this fun video for a step by step checklist to make sure that you are totally ready!
Q: Can I actually learn to play guitar in the 10 week Guitar For Absolute Beginners class?
A: YES! If you can practice three times per week during the course, then your success is assured! After ten weeks you may not wish to immediately perform in Madison Square Garden–but you will be able to play basic and enjoyable songs with satisfaction and pride.
Q: How do I know what class level to take?
A: If you have absolutely no guitar experience, then Guitar For Absolute Beginners is the right class for you! Otherwise, the best way to be sure which class is right for you is to call us at 646-485-7244. We’ll help you choose the class that is right for you!
Q:What order do the classes go in?
A: For an absolute beginner, classes would progress as follows: Guitar for Absolute Beginners is followed in order by Guitar for Near Beginners, Guitar for Intermediate Beginners, Guitar Workshop and finally Guitar for Advanced Beginners. After that students can take a wide variety of electives, including Guitar Ensemble, Lead Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar or even a Rock Band.
Q: What if I have to miss a class session?
A: No problem! There are three great options to go over missed materials. First, every student gets free lifetime access to hundreds of video tutorials and practice sessions, so you can simply watch and learn along with the prerecorded video of the session you missed. Secondly, you can drop in on the same session of a different section of your class–for free. Finally, we offer discounted private make-up lessons for students who want to go over their missed class one-on-one. To book a make-up group class or private lesson, just call the school at 646-485-7244.
Q: What if I have drop a class?
A: There are no refunds if you don’t attend some or all of a class. But fear not, we still have you covered for unexpected life developments! You can withdraw from a class at any time after it begins by calling 646-485-7244 or emailing email@example.com for a one hundred percent credit (not a refund) for future sessions which are scheduled after your drop date. You can use that credit towards any other class session.
Q: I want to buy a guitar. What kind should I get?
A: Call us at 646-485-7244 and we’ll be happy to refer you to a good guitar store and recommend a good guitar in your price range.
Q: Should I take private lessons or a class?
A: We have great classes and great private lessons. The classes provide a fun, social atmosphere for learning. The private lessons allow the student to receive focused one-on-one attention from the teacher. We think you’ll be happy either way, so please call us up and let us know what you think!
Q: Can you create a special class for me?
A: Would you like to take a class on Hungarian Folk Music or one that focuses on early 80’s Billy Joel songs? No problem! As long as we can find at least three other people we can do it. Four’s a party!
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