“ I was glad too see Emily again. ”
— Dave on Dec 9, 2015.
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— Stefan G. on Dec 6, 2015.
“ Thank you for hosting the NYC Guitar Group, it means a lot to the one who loves music so much and it's a very good social platform to share music. I would love to attend to any of the event soon. I started to play guitar few years back and recently I have designed a gadget that would help us to travel along with. However, it's now officially launched on Indiegogo, here is the link for more details: http://igg.me/at/standpro . I would love your support for the StandPro crowdfunding campaign, it has many functions than what you can imagine! To the music lovers and to the world! CHEERS ”
— Sang L. on Dec 4, 2015.
“ I really can’t express adequately how much I really love this open mic. For new people who may be considering coming but are a bit tentative; I can assure you this is a fantastic group of friendly and supportive people. They’re not only there to play but also to hear what you have to share. It’s not about having a perfect performance; you can take a risk and they will catch you. There are phenomenal guitarists in this group, people who will amaze & inspire you with their ability and skill. I learn something new every time I go. Not once have I seen any show of ego or attitude from anyone. In fact it’s quite the opposite. The most accomplished players are often the first to extend a hand of welcome to new faces and new players to say “hey you’re one of us now; keep coming back; I can’t wait to hear your songs.” The spirit of welcome is ever present in this group. I’m so glad I found it and you will be too. ”
— Jeff G. on Nov 11, 2015.
“ I wish I'd gotten involved in it sooner. ”
— Larry L. on Oct 13, 2015.
“ Open, friendly, encouraging and entertaining. There are some damned good musicians at this Meetup. ”
— Andrea on Aug 11, 2015.
“ Nice 'n' chill. ”
— RFR on Aug 2, 2015.
“ fun. ajay you took my guitar case by accident. I have yours and your enhaler is in it. ”
— jeffrey on May 24, 2015.
“ Awesome! ”
— Jim D. on Jan 15, 2015.
“ Thanks you for hosting this. ”
— George Y. on Jan 13, 2015.
“ Fantastic as usual - what a great community. ”
— Larry B. on Jan 13, 2015.
“ Very friendly and welcoming! ”
— Jordan W. on Jan 13, 2015.
“ one of the few open mics that is truly "open".......it's not a "who you know open mic"; which is obviously not open at all. ”
— Arthur S. on Dec 9, 2014.
“ Awesome ”
— Gregory F.P. H. on Sep 9, 2014.
“ If you like to play guitar and sing, this is a terrific way to have fun and stretch your musical abilities. You won't find a more supportive, appreciative and encouraging group anywhere. ”
— Charlie A. on Aug 12, 2014.
“ Love the group! Friendly and diversely talented group. Very welcoming. ”
— Jen on Jul 8, 2014.
“ This was our first time and we enjoyed it. Most everyone was very friendly and enthusiastic. Sometimes there were too many different songs being played at the same time. ”
— alan on May 11, 2014.
“ The nicest, most welcoming group of musicians! ”
— Reanna on Mar 19, 2014.
“ Awesome!! ^ Fun!! :-D ”
— Hudi K on Oct 9, 2013.
“ Very relaxed group of friends & musicians! Can't wait for the next one. ”
— Larry L. on Sep 8, 2013.
“ Nice group - sound good too! :) ”
— Alan G on Sep 8, 2013.
“ Oh boy I am dressed already for the next one. ”
— Joe G. on Aug 14, 2013.
“ DA BEST!!!! ”
— John P. on Aug 13, 2013.
“ I was a bit off guard when people asked me for a song or a chord progression; I didn't come prepared with either one, but I hope to change that when I visit on 9/1. I only stayed for two hours because I couldn't get comfortable sitting on the ground, but I'll be better prepared in that respect next time too. ”
— Jeffrey H. B. on Aug 11, 2013.
“ This is a great idea, supportive and a good opportunity to play and learn. ”
— Anne on Jul 21, 2013.
“ Love it!! ”
— Yvonne on Jul 14, 2013.
“ Great ”
— Loulwa on Jul 14, 2013.
“ Good bunch. The hosts were awesome. ”
— Charles W. on Jun 12, 2013.
“ Thank you John & Emily for the opportunity to play before my peers. It was great and everyone was great! ”
— Robert on May 14, 2013.
“ I felt welcomed and inspired ”
— Grace K. on May 14, 2013.
“ Great ”
— Jennifer F on Apr 21, 2013.
“ great bunch of talented stars. honored to be accepted. ”
— eric w. on Apr 10, 2013.
“ THE SHIT SNACKS ”
— Ben B. on Feb 18, 2013.
“ Great! Props to Emily.... ”
— Mark ''M.E.'' E. on Feb 17, 2013.
“ Rocks ”
— David "Dahveed" K. on Feb 14, 2013.
“ love this group. ”
— Alberto N. on Jan 9, 2013.
“ Awesome group of people. ”
— Chantele D. on Jan 8, 2013.
“ I was there but my name was not mentioned.... ”
— Fey E. on Nov 15, 2012.
“ A successful open mic becomes a mini music scene. There is a dynamic to how it is run that creates a lot of the vibe. "The List" and the way it is administered is a big part of it and everyone seemed to feel comfortable with the way it was handled. Another important aspect of an open mic is the PA and there's an adequate one at the Ella Lounge with real monitors ,decent speakers and most importantly, someone to operate it which removes one tech aspect of getting up to perform.I found the crowd especially well mannered and welcoming and the diversity in terms of styles ,experience, level of talent, ethnicities represented are what you'd expect from a City like this one. I have attended open mics here for years and recommend this as of the best.They even sent a bartender down to the basement which says a lot about the venue and how they view musicians. ”
— bwaySteve B. on Nov 13, 2012.
“ AWESOME! ”
— Richard M. on Sep 20, 2012.
“ PERFECT GROUP EVER!!! ”
— Sungok L. on Aug 19, 2012.
“ The overall vibe was welcoming, and very supportive of all the participants. There was no competition or show offs, and the players had a wide range of skills from beginners to advanced. It’s definitely a good crowd with an established sense of community, but open to new comers. The main organizer, Emily, is a very talented young woman with a beautiful voice and a big heart. The crowd seems to be mostly middle age, although there were also younger people. The music was mostly songwriter oriented and lacked some diversity: no jazz, blues, classical, finger picking, R&B, bosa nova, or experimental, not even rock and roll. But what the group lacks in diversity, it makes up in being supportive of all. Keep in mind that it was my first time, and I was there for only 2 hours. Looking at their photos of other events, it seems that the group might be much more diverse. If you are looking for a supportive environment where to hone your skills as a performer, this seems to be the place. ”
— Rolando R. on Aug 9, 2012.
“ Fantastic time with great music and great people, will definitely do it again! ”
— Juan Pablo V. on May 18, 2012.
“ Really cool band of inspired and devoted people and we had a lot of fun all together. ”
— Vitaliy M. on May 17, 2012.
“ I think NYC Guitar Group is a fantastic organization that encourages its members to flourish, by providing a judgment-free atmosphere. ”
— Kimberly S. on May 17, 2012.
“ Fun group of people. Looking forward to the picnic. ”
— Matt on Mar 22, 2012.
“ I'm looking forward to my first meetup with you. Because of scheduling conflicts, it won't happen until mid-June. ”
— Jeff S. on Mar 15, 2012.
“ Members are nice and welcoming. Skill level seems to range from novice to expert. Awesome Group ! ”
— E on Dec 22, 2011.
“ Great ”
— Fernando F. on Nov 17, 2011.
“ see question #1 please... ”
— Richie on Oct 18, 2011.
“ Wonderful group to expand guitar playing and share with other guitarist, I'm so glad I found this group! ”
— Ramirez on Oct 16, 2011.
“ Seems like a very nice group! ”
— anita on Sep 22, 2011.
“ Very cool people and very diversified musical styles. ”
— Gilda K. on Sep 19, 2011.
“ A wonderful, supportive group, for beginning performers. A lot of diversity in styles and skills, too. ”
— EZ R. on Aug 18, 2011.
“ great group of people to learn and share with - friendly, polite ”
— joe v. on Jul 21, 2011.
“ This is the best group ever! So supportive! Fun and very welcoming :) ”
— Kim on Jul 21, 2011.
“ I think they're the coolest kids ever!!! I had a great time and everybody was so nice!! I had a blast. ”
— Claudia C. on Jun 27, 2011.
“ awesome group of people!! everyone there was so welcoming and extremely friendly!!!! I will definably start coming out to hang with all of you more often!! ”
— Josue A. on May 23, 2011.
“ Good people. Serious musicians. ”
— Joseph F. on May 21, 2011.
“ Very supportive group. ”
— Val on May 2, 2011.
“ older crowd, but a good crowd ”
— Frank V. on Apr 22, 2011.
“ Thank you for accepting me in NYC Guitar Group, Emily is so friendly and informative! I can't wait to meet you, Felipe and NYC Guitar Group members.. ”
— andhika on Mar 18, 2011.
“ awesome! ”
— kevin on Jan 7, 2011.
“ NYC Guitar Group is Great for My Goal(s). It's a Group that's Right for me in starting Guitar. I think that if you're just getting into Guitar & or want to get your "feet wet" in Playing Guitar this is the place to Start Out In (to get performing experiences & jamming w/ other people in a non-judgmental environment, But in a More SUPPORTIVE Environment). ”
— Mona L. on Dec 9, 2010.
“ friendly and supportive people.everyones enthusiasm shows. ”
— Robert Q on Oct 22, 2010.
“ I cannot say enough good things about them. One day it'll be my turn up on stge, and then........ ”
— Darryn S. on Sep 16, 2010.
“ love it! ”
— Rich M. on Aug 19, 2010.
“ amazing people and musicians ..cant ask for anything more ”
— Tiffany V. on Jul 31, 2010.
“ Thanks to Emily, she is promoting a group that encourages individuals to perform in a supportive environment. I find this very helpful since I am a beginner and encourages me to move to the next level. ”
— Louis F P. on Jun 19, 2010.
“ I can't get enough of the NYC Guitar Group. From the playing aspect to the networking, nurturing and exploring aspects, this group more than any other has helped me as a guitarist and songwriter. Thank you so much Emily and looking forward to the next one ”
— Trevor B. on Jun 19, 2010.
“ Awesome group of people. Everyone is super friendly and full of smiles. ”
— Ira B. on Jun 17, 2010.
“ I am so glad I found a most suitable replacement for the Acoustic Guitar Pick Play and Perform group. ”
— Howard Y. on Jun 17, 2010.
“ Emily is a wonderful Meetup Organizer -- like Mary Poppins she is practically perfect in every way! She is so kind, gracious and encouraging to everyone. There could not be a nicer, more nurturing, better person to run this group. The people I've met in the group are also very nice, and there are many excellent musicians in the group. Felipe is a terrific Co-Organizer and a really nice guy. And a guitar virtuoso! Together Emily and Felipe are the perfect leadership team. ”
— David G. on Apr 30, 2010.
“ It's better to play ok live than play perfect at home. ”
— Ralph on Apr 22, 2010.
“ I'ts a good way of meeting other musicians and getting to see performances on all levels and different genres. ”
— Liliana on Oct 1, 2009.
“ Caring instructor with a class of big time supporters. ”
— Brian J. on Apr 16, 2009.
“ Diming your own light to make others comfortable KILLS internally!!!!!! ”
— Quincy on Mar 5, 2009.