Step by step music classes for kids and teens, from beginning guitar to advanced rock band.
Whether your rocker is only thinking about picking up a guitar, or has played for years, you need proven teachers and processes to nurture their love of music and help them build practice skills for a lifetime.
Our expert and experienced coaches are chosen for their warmth, patience and inspiration. Students are guided from holding a guitar for beginners, to advanced scales and music school prep for advanced students. Most importantly, our students learn the skill of practice and joy of music will benefit them for a lifetime.
As students grow in skill, they take the stage and work together to create memorable shows. In fact, last year we held more than fifty student events across the city!
Group guitar classes for kids and teens are available in our five NYC locations (Midtown, Upper East Side, FiDi, Park Slope and Astoria). Rock band classes rehearse in NYC Guitar School's fully equipped, professional music studios in NYC's iconic Music Building, where artists from Madonna and Billy Idol to The Ramones and The Strokes and more have rehearsed over the years.
While not all of our students go on to study music in college or play professionally, our goal is for each student to experience the joy that comes with making music and growing in skill over time and practice.
IT ALL STARTS WITH GUITAR LEVEL I
Our expert instructors guide students through every step of their first guitar class, from the basics of holding a guitar to first chords and songs. No prior guitar or music experience necessary! This is a class for absolute beginners! Guitars are provided in class, and books and online companion videos are included to help keep students on track. Choose from two age groups--Kids 8-11 and Teens 12-17. The class is 10 weeks plus a show and tuition is $349--there are discounts for siblings or returning students.
***KICK START GUITAR!*** Level One is also available as a Spring Break Camp or Summer Camp intensive program called Guitar Boot Camp! Visit our Camp page for more details!
For secure on-line registration for regular Level I classes, click below. To register by phone please call 646-485-7244.
Kids Level I - Age 8-11 - Upcoming Classes
Teen Level I - Age 12-17 Upcoming Classes
CONTINUE WITH SIX LEVELS OF GUITAR CLASS AND ROCK BANDS
ADVANCE IN SKILL AND EXPERIENCE. Make music, make friends, and transform your playing in the process!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU. The NYC Guitar School Community is an environment which supports each student in being their best. Whether a student is honing their skills in private lessons, in group classes, in rock bands or camps...or when you are cheering on the other bands...or taking advantage of our open mics and student showcases...you will find that your child is surrounded by positive people who are growing as musicians and as people. In fact, many of our students end up playing in bands on their own, outside the school.
GUITAR LEVELS II-VI: View schedules and sign up below.