How to Get Started

Trusted as the industry leader, for over 15 years the teachers in our network have been providing guitar lessons in New York to students of all ages and abilities.
Contact Us

Tell Us Your Needs

We'll then reach out to the teachers for you.

......
Tell Us Your Needs

Get Matched

Schedule the risk-free trial lesson directly with the teacher.

......
Get Matched

Take Your Trial

Continue with that teacher or try someone else.

 

Featured Guitar Teachers Near NYC New York

Ace S

Ace S

Instruments:

University Trained...Stage Experienced.

David E

David E

Instruments:

It is my utmost pleasure to share and teach my experiences in music to students. In my years of teaching music, I have learned that I acquire just as much knowledge in music as my student does from me. I was raised in a classically-oriented teaching style in piano. Though unpopular to my peers at the time, I had an appreciation for classical music that motivated me to learn new pieces and methods in a classical sense. Through competitions and recitals, I overcame high levels of stress and pressure easily, in an enjoyable manner. Though rigorous and meticulous, my experience and journey in music was not easy. However I am ultimately grateful of who I am today thanks to my teachers and parents who motivated me to continue on and not give up.

Helena L

Helena L

Instruments:

The most important thing is to engage my students to learn. Inspiration and motivation are very important factors in teaching music.  It's very important to go with the student's pace.  I always want the best from my students.  I have high expectations and I always get excellent results. 

Edward B

Edward B

Instruments:

Teaching has been my profession since before my college days, when I begun by teaching guitar lessons to classmates.  Since college, it has been my primary occupation.  I lead by example as a musician, and I encourage regular quality practice and cultivate an attitude of discipline and a drive to greatness.  A cross-discipline in music is my primary approach to teaching, and I make a point of educating my students in how to communicate with other musicians.  

Rob L

Rob L

Instruments:

My love for teaching prepares students with a working knowledge of the instrument. Not in 30 years, but in a lot less time! I am adherent to the proper technique and fundimentals for all students. From the basics of reading music to improvising solos over chord changes, focusing on Theory & advanced techniques, for the more advanced. For beginners it's very important to know the optimum way to hold the guitar and to hold their fingers and a pick. They will learn the names of the strings and the notes on the neck, right off the bat. This is like learning the alphabet and I have a very easy quick way of them learning and understanding it. Then I teach basic chords and how to strum so they can start playing very quickly. This knowlege sets everything up for the students future by reducing confusion and keeping it fun as they move on without getting confused or forming bad habbits! I welcome any level student 18+. I teach every student as an individual to give them what they need. Not everyone is the same.

Musika Quick Stats

15 Years

Since We Started

41,456+

Happy Customers

10,769

Cities with Students

3,123

Teachers in Network

Why You Should Choose Musika

Risk-Free Trial Lesson

Once you’ve met with your teacher for your risk free trial lesson, continuing with Musika is easy! If you are satisfied with your lesson, all you have to do is register with us to continue! The trial will count as your first lesson if you continue, however, with our Great Match Guarantee™ if for any reason you decide not to continue then the trial is FREE. Go ahead give it a try, you really have nothing to lose.

Risk-Free Trial

Don't just take our word for it. We hold the highest possible A+ rating from the nations foremost online reliability source: The BBB. We are proud of this rating and value the message it carries. The BBB has affirmed Musika as a reliable, trustworthy, safe business to work with, and we have the customer feedback to support this. We are continually working to make sure that Musika is a business you can trust.

A+ Rating from BBB

Safety

Background checks available on instructors. Instructor can opt to have a background check on file. You can request to only be connected with teachers that have a check. The choice is yours.

Safe & Secure
 

More Information About Guitar Lessons

 

Recent Articles from the Musika Blog

Music Gifts: 15 Gift Ideas for the Musician in Your Life

...musician in your life needs. There are lots of inexpensive music stands out there, but we recommend avoiding the cheap ones and investing at least $30 in a professional-grade music stand. Cheap music stands tend to break easily, and they’re frustratingly infamous for not being reliable.     Recording Software   Depending on the type of musician you have in your life, you might want to consider gifting them a high-quality piece of recording software. Home studio recording technology has exploded in the past three decades, so musicians don’t have to shell out big bucks to reserve studio time anymore. That doesn’t mean that just anyone... Read More

Teaching Violin: Tips for New Teachers

...Make a chart to keep track of lesson rates. What do you charge for a 30-minute lesson? An hour-long lesson? What is the fee for a group class? Do you offer any other courses, like a music theory class? Record the amounts you charge, and the variations on price. For example, if one family has more than one child taking lessons from your studio, do you offer a discount for each additional child? Write down the discount and give yourself a reminder of how and what you are charging. Remember to record the date each lesson is attended, and the amount you charge per ... Read More

Hey There Delilah Chords for Acoustic Guitar (Plain White T’s)

...beats), Measure 2 (F#m for 4 beats), Measure 3 (D5 for 4 beats), and Measure 4 (F#m for 4 beats). Verse: An 8-measure pattern: Measures 1–4 are the same as the Intro. Measure 5 (Bm for 3 beats and the 5th string, open A note on beat 4), Measure 6 (G for 2 beats and A for 2 beats), Measure 7 (Bm for 4 beats), and Measure 8 (A for 4). Then the 8-measure pattern repeats. Chorus: 4-measure pattern: Measure 1 (D for 3 beats and the 5th string, open A note on beat 4), Measure 2 (Bm for 3 beats and the 5th string, 4th fret on ... Read More

Across the Universe Chords for Guitar

...“Across The Universe” was released on The Beatles’ album “Let It Be” in 1970. This masterpiece finds The Beatles at their very best, and it manages to showcase a spiritual and almost otherworldly quality. We’re going to show you how to play the Across The Universe chords on guitar with this blog and an instructional video. To make things easier, I’m teaching this song in standard guitar tuning, but the recorded version features the acoustic guitar tuned down a half step.   Intro   Featuring one of the best instrumental song introductions in all of pop music, this intro is perfect for helping beginner guitar students to get familiar with the upper registers of the guitar. I recommend playing this intro as slowly as possible, even though it’s played very quickly during the actual song. Verses   After ... Read More

Suzuki Institute 101: A Beginners Guide to Summer Institutes

...in. This is the point where some teachers have their students learn material that is outside of the Suzuki repertoire books – and it is inspiring to hear what other lovely music is out there.   Maybe you have an advanced student – say Book 8 or 10? Some institutes have programs that accommodate this level of playing – although it is common to put advanced students in a chamber music section of the Suzuki institute. Chamber music programs are more autonomous, sometimes teen-only. And they are more work, very focused on rehearsal and practice. Parents are welcome to come along, but ... Read More
Music Gifts: 15 Gift Ideas for the Musician in Your Life
Teaching Violin: Tips for New Teachers
Hey There Delilah Chords for Acoustic Guitar (Plain White T’s)
Across the Universe Chords for Guitar
Suzuki Institute 101: A Beginners Guide to Summer Institutes

Student Reviews

Students have been saying great things about the teachers across our network. Check out a few recent reviews.
5 218, 5-Star Student Reviews in New York through Musika!

You are in Good Company

Trusted since 2001 by world famous musicians & producers to teach their kids. Some clients included members of Metallica, the Fugees, Lauren Hill band, Poison, Def Jam Records, and Arista Records.

the Fugees

Ready for a Trial Lesson? Have Questions? Call 212-625-1520

Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.

Ok

Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.