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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 $349.00.


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.
"NYCGS is terrific. Outstanding, professional teachers supported by the greatest staff. If you've got the desire, they will teach you how to play guitar." - Jay, Real Esate Attorney
"After failing with uninspired private lessons, my Absolute Beginners group got me through the first ten weeks, and the next ten, and the next ten...NYC Guitar School rocks!" - Edward, Programmer
"This is the thing I most look forward to every week." - Michele, Scientist
"I feel very lucky to have found this program. I tried learning twice before from other programs and this one shows you to make music from the very first class. It's great!" - Carol, Life Coach
"I would recommend anyone to come here because you have so much fun learning to play the guitar. It's a very friendly atmosphere--I just keep coming back." - Jackie, Legal Secretary
"I really like the staff. The staff is the friendliest I've seen in 12 years of advanced education." 
 - Todd, Lawyer
"These are the first classes in my life that I look forward to all week!" - Seth, Producer/ Director
"Awesome experience!" - Harvey, Technology Consultant
"This class rocks! It is very helpful. You learn to play and you learn to rock quickly." - Cara, Advertising Coordinator
"This school's a lot of fun!" -Gerry, Producer

Guitar for Absolute Beginners - Upcoming Classes

Once a Week for 10 Weeks

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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