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Ages

Adult

Dates

Mon, Sep 13, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021

4 classes remaining
Time

5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT

Location
Capacity

8 students


Class Experience

Absolute Beginner to Guitar: Basics and Fundamentals will teach you how to play guitar with proper right and left hand techniques as well as proper posture.  Through playing rock style songs, ABG course starts out teaching you how to play open chords along with different strumming and picking patterns. You will learn to play songs and read tab notation by popular artists such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. You will also learn the basics on how to play lead guitar by learning popular melodies (licks) within these songs. At the end of the 8 week course you will be able to strum chords, pick melodies and of course play full songs comfortably with practice. There is no prerequisite for the ABG course. The ABG course is for students picking up the guitar for the first time. At the end of each class, students are offered to film their instructor playing what was taught at a slow tempo for home practice reference.  We also offer beginner, intermediate and advanced courses for students who want to continue or join up already knowing the basics or more. Classes continue with the same learning method. You will learn more advanced picking and strumming patterns as well as power chords, barre chords and scales.
Students are given a score for every song taught in class. At the end of each class students are offered to film their instructor playing what was taught in class at a slow tempo and at goal tempo for home practice reference.
New York Guitar Academy provides Guitars (Electric and Acoustic) for all students to use during all of their active classes. For home practice, we have an on-site in-studio guitar store that specializes in renting and selling quality instruments.
Students will have the opportunity to perform at our biannual student show.

Notes

New York Guitar Academy provides Guitars (Electric and Acoustic) for all students to use during all of their active classes. For home practice, we have an on-site in-studio guitar store that specializes in renting and selling quality instruments.

Other Things To Know

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How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.

Reviews for Absolute Beginner to Guitar: Basics & Fundamentals

Patricia V.

Feb 4, 2021

Loved:

I have progressed more than with other instructors. It’s been fantastic. I have learned so much and feel more confident in my playing.

Improvements:

Nothing

Absolute Beginner to Guitar: Basics & Fundamentals
Location: Remote Online Class

Reviews for New York Guitar Academy

5.0 out of 5

Based on 5 provider ratings

Julian B.

Jul 2, 2021

Loved:

The instruction and the positive feedback.

Improvements:

This is not an improvement, but more of a suggestion. Perhaps provide a goal at the beginning of a semester of a song that the students will be working towards would be nice.

Beginner-to-Intermediate Classical Guitar & Flamenco Guitar
Location: Remote Online Class

Ryan H.

Jul 2, 2021

Loved:

I loved learning new styles of playing and the piece selections. I feel I have really been improving as a guitarist.

Improvements:

Not too big a fan of Skype.

Intermediate Classical & Flamenco Guitar
Location: Remote Online Class

AMNON B.

Apr 26, 2020

Loved:

Fantastic class with an amazing instructor. I doubt you will find another place in NYC to learn Flamenco guitar.

Intermediate-to-Advanced Flamenco Guitar & Spanish Guitar
Location: New York Guitar Academy - Flatiron Location

Richard L.

Mar 13, 2020

Loved:

The lessons were customized to my level.

Improvements:

Every thing is fine as it is.

Beginner-to-Intermediate Classical Guitar, Spanish Guitar & Flamenco Guitar
Location: New York Guitar Academy - Flatiron Location

About New York Guitar Academy

New York Guitar Academy's guitar program offers small group classes and private lessons in a wide range of styles for the acoustic, classical and electric guitar. We offer classes for kids, teens and adults. We introduce students to all different styles of music, allowing them to get a well-rounded sense of the many ways to play the guitar. Students are given opportunities to perform, build repertoire and become a confident guitarist. Philosophy and curriculum designed by graduates from the Music and Music Education department of Columbia University Teachers College.

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