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In-Home Guitar Lessons

Want To Learn Guitar With Less Travel Time and More Convenience? Let Our Expert Teachers Come To You!



NYC Guitar School has 100 plus 5 star reviews on Google and Yelp
Over 100 5-Star Reviews On Google And Yelp.

"I am approaching the two-year mark in my lessons...I have nothing but praise for the quality of the lessons and the teachers. My lessons are one of the high points of my week! Thank you, NYCGS!" - Lewis

"My 7-year old son and I (46-yr old mom) both wanted to take guitar lessons...NYC Guitar School made it happen. They found us a teacher - Matteo - who is incredibly talented and incredibly patient. New York Guitar School has been quick, effective, resourceful, talented, helpful and joyful." - AP

"My children - 6 and 9 - are really learning how to play and their teacher Gabby makes it really fun for them. I am very pleased with how much they have accomplished in such a short amount of time." - GS

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Are you long on your love of guitar, but short on time?

We teach busy New Yorkers how to play guitar (or to play better) in positive, step-by-step guitar lessons on your schedule and in your home.

Whether you are beginning your guitar journey or are an experienced player looking to break out of ruts and expand your capabilities, NYC Guitar School's skilled teachers will help you reach your goals Each week over 1,000 busy New Yorkers learn with us.

No experience needed, beginners welcome!


Q: What makes NYC Guitar School different? A: Our teachers, community and curriculum!

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NYCGS Teacher Training

Our teachers are (of course) skilled players--but they've also gone through a slightly insane hiring and training process including 5 interviews, sample lessons, a sample class and an intense mentoring and training program.

More importantly, our teachers join our team because they exemplify our values of relentless improvement, honesty, hustle and being people centered. Our mission is coaching personal greatness one lesson at a time. Our mission driven teachers are the reason we've become one of the largest guitar schools in America.

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NYCGS Students At Make Music Day

Our community is over 1,000 enthusiastic students and 50 passionate teachers strong. As an in-home student, you can grow your skills and connect with others in school events and performing opportunities like open mics, jams, workshops, ensembles, camps and NYC Guitar School rock bands. And even if you don't want to perform, you are still part of our community.

Our in-home teachers use the same proven curriculum used successfully by thousands of New Yorkers in our four locations. You will build fundamentals that allow you to learn songs that YOU are inspired by, and you will learn deliberate practice skills which improve your odds of success in guitar, and in life.


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Q: How do private lessons work? The first step is to set up a single, no-obligation trial lesson online or by calling 646-485-7244. After the trial, most students continue with regular weekly lessons. If anything changes, we have a flexible 48 hour cancellation policy and unused lessons are refundable.

Q: How much is tuition? The discounted trial lesson in your home is $60. After the trial you can continue with one lesson at a time at $100 per lesson, however most of our students take advantage of our discounted 5-pack plan at $78.50 per lesson. (Unused lessons can always be returned for a full refund.)

Q: What about for kids? We offer discounted 30 minute lessons for kids up to age 12. The trial lesson in your home is $50. After that, you can continue with individual 30 minute lessons at $80 per lesson, however most of our students take advantage of our of our discounted 5-pack plan at $58.50 per lesson. (Unused lessons can always be returned for a full refund.)

Q: What if I'm a complete beginner? Don't worry! Our teachers are patient and supportive, and we have a top notch curriculum to help beginners gently achieve confidence and competence.

Q: Do I need a guitar? Yes--but if you don't have one, don't worry! We can advise you on getting a guitar, and we also offer discounted $21/month guitar rentals to students who want to get started before committing to a guitar purchase.

Q: Can I take lessons with a friend? Yes! Experience extra motivation and fun by learning together with a friend for only an extra $10 per lesson.

Q: Do you have gift certificates? Yes! Attractive gift certificates are available for any number of lessons.

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  • It's so nice to come to a place where there are such welcoming people to help me learn guitar and remember why I love music.
    Jensen, Fashion Designer
  • 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 think I learned more in 10 weeks at NYC Guitar School than I did in an entire year of trying on my own.
    Brad, Media Relations
  • There are lots of places where you can find great guitarists, there are lots of places you can find great teachers, but these are awesome guitarists who love to teach.
    Janine, Public Relations
  • These are the first classes in my life that I look forward to all week!
    Seth, Producer/Director
  • Awesome Experience!
    Harvey, Technology Consultant
  • The school's a lot of fun!
    Gerry, Producer
  • I really like the staff. The staff is the friendliest I've seen in 12 years of advanced education.
    Todd, Lawyer
  • It's fantastic. It's changed my life, actually. Probably the best thing that's happened to me in New York is finding this school.
    Premal, Project Manager
  • This is one of the happiest and most fulfilling aspects of my life!
    Cynthia, Self Employed
  • 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