Boot Camp: absolute beginners learn to play in 2 weeks.
Rock Band 101: learn to play in a band, rehearse and play a show.
Advanced Rock Bands: push your limits and reach your potential.
Three Two-Week Sessions:
I: Mon-Thu 7/8-7/11, 7/15-7/18
II: Mon-Thu 7/22-7/25, 7/29-8/1
III: Mon-Thu 8/5-8/8, 8/12-8/15
Guitarists, bassists, drummers, vocalists and keyboard players make music, friends and memories in NYC’s ultimate Summer Rock Music Camp since 2008.
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.
“The two-week advanced band camp turned out to be a great fit for our 16-year-old. He was treated by the staff as a serious musician, which is what he craves, and the other kids in the band were skilled and sophisticated enough in their musical taste that he was both challenged and had a good time playing with them. The staff is enthusiastic and makes an effort to meet kids at their levels–and they help them put on a really professional and exciting show, in a real venue.”
Our eleven year old son has been studying guitar with Emilio at the NYCGS (Queens location) for one year. Emilio is professional, engaging and captivates our son during his lessons. It is amazing how much he has learned in the short time he has been playing. Our son also plays the drums and has attended the NYCGS Rock-band Camp for the last two years playing both drums and guitar. He has had amazing experiences meeting and working with other budding rockers and their professional band instructors. NYCGS really knows how to match up the bands and place kids in the appropriate groups for their age and level. The performances at the end of each session are a testament to show that NYCGS offers a superior summer experience for those interested in performing and honing their skills as musicians. I cannot say enough about how this school has helped cultivate my son’s passion for music. We look forward to him continuing there for years to come.”
#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
#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 Digital Music Production & Songwriting class. Because the bands and boot camps are so focused and intense, the electives are more relaxed and exploratory. Additional Tuition: $290 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!
#5 Drop Off / Pick Up: Drop off begins 30 minutes before a given program, pickup ends 30 minutes after.