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Best Guitar Lessons in New York City
2021

Why These Guitar Lessons?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New York City Guitar Lessons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

David Galvez

David Galvez is an active solo classical guitar performer and a professor at the Long Island Conservatory of Music in New York who provides private lessons for both children and adults in his Queens studio. Galvez's acoustic guitar lessons are tailored to each student's individual interests and goals. Students are taught using the classical method but can also pursue genres of their own choosing.

Sunnyside, NY 11104

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Heavy Metal Guitar Lessons

With a proven method designed to help students shred like the leads of their favorite metal bands, Heavy Metal Guitar Lessons offers classes in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island. Private lessons are available for students at all skill levels. Founder Kevin Delaney developed his method in 2006, and has taught metal guitar in 55 U.S. cities to more than 5,000 students.

New York, NY 10001

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Kevin R. Gallagher

Kevin R. Gallagher is a world-class musician who provides guitar lessons at his New York City studio, in students' homes, and online via Skype. Gallagher is a Julliard graduate and the only American classical guitarist ever to win Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Guitar Competition. He also offers a free monthly guitar salon for his students as well as ensemble classes.

New York, NY 10039

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Lot More Guitar Studio

Based in Long Island, Lot More Guitar Studio offers lessons for both beginning and advanced players. Founder Marc Viola has more than 10 years of teaching experience with hundreds of students. He's also an accomplished musician in his own right, having played with bands including the Goo Goo Dolls, Poison, Incubus, and Fallout Boy.

East Meadow, NY 11554

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Walker Guitar Lessons

Based in Brooklyn, Walker Guitar Lessons provides in-person and Skype-based guitar lessons for people of all ages, as well as online resources designed to help people learn to play the guitar. Founder Coire Walker has a degree from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA, and has been teaching guitar for 12 years. Walker teaches students about music theory, reading, ear training, strumming and picking techniques, songwriting, chords, harmony, and much more.

Brooklyn, NY 11238

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