Absolute Beginner Guitar: Basics & Fundamentals


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Wed, Jan 5, 2022 - Mar 2, 2022

4 classes remaining

6:00pm - 7:00pm EST


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.


This is an online class. It is currently scheduled to be taught via Skype to allow ease of recording and messaging for all students and teachers. If you do not have Skype we can easily change the format to be Zoom or Google Hangouts upon your request. 

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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 New York Guitar Academy

5.0 out of 5

Based on 7 provider ratings

Jennifer C.

Oct 21, 2021


I love that we are able to learn a new piece every week. Jason is a wonderful musician, guitarist, and is super professional. He divides class time very well and gives individual attention while keeping the class challenging and at just the right level for everyone. That takes skill!


Can’t wait for live lessons

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Naomi D.

Oct 21, 2021


Jason's enthusiasm and focus on structured learning was a real highlight for me. His ability to provide individualized attention in a class of three students allowed me to progress very quickly. I was very impressed at how he could identify details of my fingering & strumming technique on video. I'm thrilled that after only four classes there are five songs in my repertoire! I appreciate how each song was designed to teach specific skills that will build on each other as we progress.

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Julian B.

Jul 2, 2021


The instruction and the positive feedback.


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.

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Ryan H.

Jul 2, 2021


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


Not too big a fan of Skype.

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Patricia V.

Feb 4, 2021


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



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

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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