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PRIVATE LESSONS: One-On-One Learning From NYC’s Guitar Specialists.

Whether you are picking up a guitar for the first time or are an advanced player looking to break out of a rut and expand your capabilities, you need a guitar teacher who is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.



Unlock your guitar potential with one-on-one private guitar lessons from NYC Guitar School.

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

  • All levels... beginners welcome!

  • Instruction for students of all ages.

  • Flexible scheduling for busy New Yorkers ⁠— 4 studio locations or your Manhattan home.

  • Online private lessons for your convenience — with the same great teachers.

Over 5,000 busy New Yorkers have learned to play with NYC Guitar School teachers, and have given our school hundreds of 5-star ratings on Yelp, Google and Amazon. Get started now with lessons for guitar at your level and on your schedule. Start with a discounted trial lesson at our Midtown/Penn Station, Brooklyn/Barclays Center, Queens/Astoria or Upper East Side locations or from the comfort of your own home!

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Details And FAQs

Q: Where will my lessons be located?
A: Private studio lessons are available in our Midtown, Upper East Side, Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester locations. For your convenience, we also offer in-home lessons at your Manhattan home or office and even online lessons with the same expert teachers!

Q: How do private lessons work?
A: The first step is to set up a trial lesson which you can now do online! Click here to get started or Call or e-mail our friendly staff. We'll ask you about your experience and interests and suggest one of our expert teachers for a single, no-obligation trial lesson.

Midtown 646-485-7244
Brooklyn 718-855-5400
Queens 718-626-8121
Upper East Side 646-449-0426

Q: What does an online lesson look like?
A: Online lessons are exactly the same format as in-person private lessons with the exact same teachers — only you get to play from the comfort of your own home. Instruction is real-time and all you need is your guitar, Internet connection, a computer, or a mobile device.

Q: How long are lessons?
Private lessons are 45 minutes long. (Group classes meet for one hour sessions.)

Q: How much is tuition?
A: The trial lesson is discounted and runs from $50 to $60 depending on location. After the trial you can continue with individual lessons at $80 -$100 per lesson, however most of our students take advantage of our discounted lesson sets. Complete pricing is shown below:

TRIAL LESSON. $50 for studio or online lesson. $60 for home lesson.

STUDIO AND ONLINE LESSONS.  Individual 45 Minute Studio or Online Lesson: $80. Discounted block rate for on-going sets of five=$68.50 each.

HOME LESSONS (Anytime at your Manhattan home or office).  Individual 45 Minute Home Lesson: $100. Discounted block rate for on-going sets of five=$78.50 each. For more info and to sign up for in-home lessons, click HERE.

(SUZUKI and VOICE lessons work differently. For details check out the Suzuki page or the Voice page.)

Q: What are on-going sets of 5 lessons?
A: You can use a debit or credit card to purchase a discounted set of five lessons. After your fifth lesson, your card will automatically run for the next set of five. This is not a contract! You can stop lessons at any time and receive a FULL refund of unused lessons.  This is our most discounted lesson package.   Do you prefer to pay with check or cash?  ...or do you prefer not to be on auto-renew? You can also purchase a prepaid set of 10 lessons at a 10% discount. Just call our friendly staff to find out!

Q: What if I'm a complete beginner?
A: 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 to bring my guitar to the school?
A: You are welcome to bring your guitar, but you do not need to. Guitars are available for the use of students during the lessons.

Q: Can I take lessons with a friend?
A: Yes! Experience extra motivation and fun by learning together with a friend for only an extra $10 per ongoing lesson. There is no extra charge for your trial lesson, though--so try it out!

Q: What if I don't have a guitar?
A: Economical guitar rentals are available.

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

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Sign Up For A Private Lesson

Unlock your guitar potential with one-on-one private lessons, on your schedule and at your level. Get started with a single, no-obligation discounted 45-minute trial lesson for only $50. Guitars provided!


Questions? Call 646-485-7244 or email us.