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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.


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All Levels. All Ages. No experience required. Beginners Welcome!.

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Reach your goals in a short amount of time through our customized program.


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

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

  • All Levels...Beginners Welcome!

  • Flexible Scheduling for Busy New Yorkers.  4 studio locations or your Manhattan home.

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 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 in your Manhattan home.

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Details And FAQs

Q: Where will my lessons be located?
A: Private lessons are available in our Midtown, Upper East Side, Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester locations or in your Manhattan home or office.

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: 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 lesson. $60 for home lesson.

STUDIO LESSONS.  Individual 45 Minute Studio 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.

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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.
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  • I think I learned more in 10 weeks at NYC Guitar School than I did in an entire year of trying on my own.
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  • 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!
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  • Awesome Experience!
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  • The school's a lot of fun!
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  • 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!
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