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FUEL Advanced Guitar Class Membership

Fuel your guitar passion with challenging classes and a convenient drop in schedule. Start with a free class.

See if you qualify.

Tuesdays @ 7:30pm * Thursdays @ 6pm * Saturdays at 4:30pm.


  • NYC's Top Teachers:  trained, experienced, vetted.

  • Work With Other Advanced Students: all students are well beyond the basics!

  • Step by step instruction in 50 powerful skills like: Double Stops - HYBRID PICKING - Unison Bends - MINOR SCALES - Pick Hand Muting - E-FORM TRIADS - Instant Transposing - DRONE STRINGS - 16th Note Triplets - DROP D TUNING - And MORE.

  • Flexible Scheduling for Busy New Yorkers: just show up--and come as often as you'd like. Guitars provided!

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The Problem: Advanced Guitar Students don't have a flexible and cost effective group program for learning guitar skills.

Over 15,000 busy New Yorkers have learned to play guitar in our beginners group classes--but what about something for the very advanced students? Perhaps they have already completed core electives like Lead Guitar Basics or Fingerstyle Guitar, or play in rock bands and take private lessons. But how can they continue to learn with the camaraderie (and economic savings) of a group, when they have such varied skill sets and experiences?

The Solution: The FUEL Membership Class For Advanced Guitar Students.

I collaborated with some of our top instructors to put together a set of 50 essential advanced guitar skills, ranging from triad based solos, to harmonizing in sixths, to transposing on the fly, and many more, which can be learned in a drop-in structure by any guitar student, provided they've already achieved a basic level of proficiency with barre chords, pentatonic scales, rhythm, etc.

Each class includes:

  • a consistent warm up workout to reinforce fundamentals and to build camaraderie between students

  • explanation and demonstration of a guitar skill

  • step by step exercises to build capabilities and understanding

  • the application of that skill in the context of a song

And there are multiple class sessions per week so students can come at the day and time that is best for them--or even come several times per week!

The Martial Arts Connection

I studied martial arts for many years, including Jiu Jitsu at the Renzo Gracie academy across the street from NYC Guitar School. As a guitar teacher, I was fascinated to see that they solved the issue of students being at different levels on various techniques by holding a drop-in "blue belt class" multiple times each week. Only students who have achieved a basic level of proficiency are allowed in the class.

At each class, one (1) fundamental Jiu Jitsu skill is explained and demonstrated. Then the students imitate the technique, drill on it, and finally apply it in live wrestling (aka "rolling"). One student may be seeing the technique for the first time, and another might be seeing the technique for the fifth time--but because the moves are so vital and fundamental, every student comes away with deeper skill and understanding. I was so excited to realize this approach would work for advanced guitar students, too!

I've written six guitar books and dozens of guitar classes, but I don't think I've ever been as excited about a new initiative as I am about this Advanced Guitar Membership Class. The feedback from early students has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic and positive, and the teachers are so excited to share their favorite skills, tricks and insights. I know that this structure will allow students to attend multiple classes per week on a drop-in basis.

This class is such a game changer for advanced guitar students that we're marketing it simply by allowing people to try it for free. We're offering three free sample sessions at our Midtown location at 251 West 30th Street three times per week: Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Thursdays at 6pm and Saturday's at 4:30pm).

To sign up for a free class, take the quiz to see if you qualify.


How It Works: Members can sign up for any Fuel class. Every class starts with a warm-up, then focuses on practicing an advanced skill and then applying that skill in a musical context. Each class is stand-alone, so you don't need to worry about missing weeks. The more you come, the more you fuel your music! Tution is only $160/month--that's, like, totally worth it even if you only come to class once a week--and of course, the more you come, the less you pay per class.

Requirements To Join: Complete Guitar V: Guitar For Advanced Beginners or otherwise possess: Comfort changing between E-form and A-form barre chords and open chords; Minimum one shape of Pentatonic scale; Basic diatonic chord theory and basic chord transposing; Ability to play songs by heart all the way through with mixed strumming patterns.

Take The Quiz To See If You Qualify

Check your eligibility to join the Fuel Advanced Guitar Class Program and to receive a free sample class--or find out what elements of guitar you should consider working on next.

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”--Aristotle

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