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Learn To Play Guitar In Ten Weeks With Effective Step-By-Step Classes.



Want to learn to guitar, but aren't sure how? As a beginner, you need:

  • a step by step process to learn with efficiency and confidence.

  • a trained and experienced coach to save your time with insights and tips.

  • an environment and community to nurture your focus and movitation.

NYC Guitar School makes learning simple--step by step and song by song, in structured and motivating classes with a skilled coach and fun classmates.

By Week 10 you'll play multiple songs and have the skills to enjoy guitar for a lifetime--or to continue to advanced study!

Over 5,000 busy New Yorkers have learned to play in NYC Guitar School's Guitar For Absolute Beginner class, and have given the class hundreds of 5-star ratings on Yelp, Google and Amazon


It's true. You really can play guitar!

  • Fun! Learn to play Green Day, Coldplay, Adele, Guns 'n' Roses, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and more.

  • Flexible! Stay on track with extensive online resources, free class makeups and discounted private lessons.

  • Effective! Join thousands of successful students.

Limited to seven students. Absolutely no prior musical experience required, all materials included. Ten weekly one-hour sessions, just $375.00.


Class Tuition Includes:

  • All materials.

  • FREE use of guitars in class.

  • FREE group class make-ups and study halls.

  • FREE copy of NYCGS Amazon Bestseller "Guitar For Absolute Beginners".

  • FREE access to our Online Beginners Course, with over 400 practice video tutorials to support your at-home practice and progress.


  • DISCOUNTED $40 one-on-one private make-up/review lessons (during 10 weeks of class only).

  • DISCOUNTED $21/month guitar rentals.

  • Take the class at four Metro locations...the class is even available in private lessons at our studios or in your own home or office.

There is no longer an excuse--you really CAN play guitar and you really WILL play guitar at NYC's friendliest and fastest growing guitar school.


You will learn SO MUCH in Guitar For Absolute Beginners, Including:

  • 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 program.
five star reviews for nyc guitar school "Best Guitar school ever! I had purchased a guitar a few years back and tried to teach myself to play with YouTube. I failed miserably and the guitar collected dusk for a few years, but then I decided to give it another shot with lessons and it was the best decision I've made fo improve my musical talent. The instructors were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and gave me awesome tips on how to improve my skills. They notice the little things that you can't learn via YouTube. Nick was my instructor and he did a fantastic job keeping me motivated and helping me learn a bunch of different songs. The final lesson with the mini concert was fantastic and a great way to showcase the improvements of the students throughout the course. We had a sub instructor perform in the final showcase who had an awesome voice and was super sweet! I went from not even being able to play a single g chord, to playing full songs with tons of different chords and strumming patterns in only 8 lessons (I missed 2 because of vacation) I can't wait to continue with the nyc guitar school!!"

- Dom L. on YELP

Guitar for Absolute Beginners - Upcoming Classes

Once a Week for 10 Weeks

Absolute Beginners Online- Upcoming Classes

Guitar 1: Guitar for Absolute Beginners

Where your guitar career begins--the world's most effective guitar class for beginners. Group classes at NYC Guitar School give you a structured, step-by-step approach in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. If you have the desire to play guitar, you will be successful.

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