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Summer Rock Camp 2020

Learn, make music, and make friends this summer in Beginner Guitar Boot Camp or Rock Band Camp.

July 6-16 / July 20-30 / Aug 3-13 / Ages 8-17


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LEARN with expert coaches and effective small groups, CONNECT and collaborate to make music and friends, and GROW your confidence and skills.


Are you ready to grow as a musician? Are you hungry to connect with other kids who care about music as much as you?

Since 2008, NYC Guitar School has offered New York City's most positive, authentic and intense rock and roll music camp.

Rehearse in professional rooms with passionate coaches, work with your bandmates to create an inspiring show and play a NYC club show with pro lights and sound.

Guitarists, bassists, drummers, vocalists and keyboard players make music, friends and memories in NYC's ultimate Summer Rock Music Camp since 2008.

  • Three 2-week sessions running Monday-Thursday: July 6-16, July 20-30, August 3-13.

  • 3 age groups: 8-11, 12-14, 15-17.

  • Professional rehearsal studios and equipment.

  • Nightclub showcase with professional lights and sound.

  • Record a song! All levels will experience a live recording session and take home the best camp souvenir ever-a digital copy of their recorded track.

  • Optional Songwriting and Beatmaking electives, including an Advanced Recording elective.

  • Bands and bootcamps meet at our West 40th Street rehearsal studios.

  • Tuition: $770 boot camp, $890 band camp, $360 extended day. Multiple session and sibling discounts.



#1 OUR PHILOSOPHY. We care A LOT. We want our students to grow as musicians AND as people. So when somebody comes to our summer program, we care about them, we watch out for them, and we expect the very best from them.

#2 There are THREE core programs: Boot Camp, Rock Band 101, and Intermediate/Advanced Rock Bands

  • Boot Camp is an immersive beginner guitar program. After two weeks of Boot Camp, complete and utter beginners will know the basics of guitar playing, record a song, play a song as a group on stage at the show, and have a ton of fun! Tuition: $770 for 2 weeks.
  • Teen Rock Band 101 is an initial rock band experience, ideal for those who have played their instrument for fewer than 2 years and/or who have limited experience playing in a band. In Rock Band 101, campers learn to listen to each other, select and arrange and rehearse songs together, and prepare for their show with lots of positive coaching and support. Tuition: $890 for 2 weeks.
  • Teen Intermediate/Advanced Rock Bands are ideal for those who have played for more than two years and who have played in bands before. These bands rehearse intensely, meet a high standard of excellence, and headline the show. When applying for these bands it is important to fill out details on the application about playing level, style interest, experience, etc. to help us put together complementary players. Tuition: $890 for 2 weeks.
  • (Kids 8-11 just play in Rock Bands. We don't call them "101" or "Intermediate" or "Advanced", we just make sure they have fun and learn a lot.) Tuition: $890 for 2 weeks.

#3 There is an EXTENDED DAY option, from 10am - 5pm. Those campers who want or need a longer experience will deepen their musical skills with our Beatmaking & Songwriting class. Because the bands and boot camps are so focused, the electives are more relaxed and exploratory. Additional Tuition: $360 for 2 weeks. You can also sign up for private lessons before or after camp.

#4 There is an INCREDIBLE SHOW on the last Thursday of each camp. The show is in a New York City nightclub, with sound, lights, and fog. The kids play at 3:00pm. The 12-14 year old teens play at 4:00pm. And the 15-17 year old teens play at 6:00pm. If you have a younger camper, watch their show, then take them out for dinner, and finally bring them back so they can see what 5 years of practice looks and sounds like! Check out videos from last summer's shows of beginner, intermediate, and advanced bands!

#5 Drop Off / Pick Up: Drop off begins 30 minutes before a given program, pickup ends 30 minutes after.




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