What we're about

Guitar lovers and guitarists - welcome to the NYC Guitar Group!

The NYC Guitar Group is for everyone and everything guitar- to bring us all together as a guitar community: guitarists, guitar students, guitar teachers, guitar makers, guitar sellers, guitar technicians, songwriters, composers, guitar managers, and everyone who loves the sound of the guitar. This group is for you.

Even if you've never held a guitar before, come join us and discover a beautiful instrument!

Our mission is to bring the whole guitar community together- to make each member stronger by providing opportunites to play, learn, and listen to great music. We are more than individual guitarists playing alone- we are the NYC Guitar Group- a network of talented, encouraging, and supportive people, all united by music.

We are here to play out loud- together. We hope that you'll enjoy the NYC Guitar Group!

Upcoming events (4)

In-Person Fingerpicking Workshop

Bryant Park

Beau Lee, director of the NYC Guitar Group offers a free workshop on guitar fingerpicking. We will discuss the 16 Greatest Fingerpicking Patterns in this workshop. * Step-by-step build-up from simple to complicated. * How to improve technique. * Treble- and bass-runs. * Tips for practice. * Bring your guitar and a pen/pencil to take notes on the handout you'll receive. INSTRUCTOR BIO Beau Lee has been a professional guitar player, studio musician, and guitar teacher for 20 years with experience in songwriting, touring, and fronting bands. He has started and owned multiple music lesson studios around the country, and currently the President and Owner of the NYC Guitar Group - a MeetUp group with over 5,780 guitarist-musicians. Music is not a job for Beau — it's a passion that started at age 14 and never died out.

In-Person Workshop: The 2 Best Guitar Rhythms In The World

There is a Trick to Rhythm Playing! So many people just don’t know the trick to professional guitar strumming. The truth be told, it doesn’t matter what else you know about the guitar; if you can’t play rhythm well you simply can’t be a great guitarist. This is where this free rhythm guitar workshop comes in. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Rhythm playing CAN be made easy. In this workshop we will learn the two very best rhythms in the world— and anyone can learn them. Discover the simplest method for learning guitar rhythms, and leave with the ability to play the two timeless rhythms that work for almost any song. • Learn the two best guitar rhythms on the planet • Discover valuable strategies for taking rhythm playing to the next level • Meet and network with other guitarists just like you • And more! You don’t want to miss this workshop. Invite your friends, RSVP for the gathering, and come ready to learn. Bring your guitars and guitar picks and we’ll take care of the rest! ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Beau Lee has been a professional guitar player, studio musician, and guitar teacher for 20 years with experience in songwriting, touring, and fronting bands. He has started and owned multiple music lesson studios around the country, and currently the President and Owner of the NYC Guitar Group - a MeetUp group with over 5,780 guitarist-musicians. Music is not a job for Beau — it's a passion that started at age 14 and never died out.

Online Intermediate Master Class

Online event

The Intermediate Master Class is one of the NYC Guitar Group's most widely attended classes, and for good reason. There's been much demand for the class, including weeknight classes. So, here it is! The Intermediate Master Class consists of twelve 1-hour long classes over three months skillfully designed to activate rapid progress. All Guitarists who want to take their playing to advanced levels MUST join this cohort. We’ll cover: • Learn & Master All Professional Scales Up & Down The Entire Guitar Neck • Mastery of The Essentials of Music Theory • Learn to Play Lead Notes Between Chords In a Song • Advanced Chord Construction • Fingerpicking & Pick-Picking • Instruction on Guitar Soloing Technique • Songwriting • Analysis of Chord Choices From Some of The World’s Best Songwriters • Rhythm Development • And Much More! DAY & TIME: Every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30pm from September 1 - November 17 for a total of 12 lessons. ONLINE FORMAT CLASS VIDEOS: Classes will be held over Zoom where students can ask questions and class materials can be shared. Don't worry if you miss a lesson as all students will receive a weekly email with access to the Zoom video lesson recording. COST: Signing-up requires a $40 deposit which pays for the first class on September 1st so you can determine if you'd like to join the weekly class September through November moving forward. RSVP HERE: http://nycguitargroup.com/ YOUR FUTURE INSTRUCTOR: Beau Lee has been a professional guitar player, studio musician, and guitar teacher for 18 years, and has two decades of experience in songwriting, touring, and fronting bands. He has started and owned multiple music lesson studios around the country, and currently the President and Owner of the NYC Guitar Group - a MeetUp group with over 5,000 guitarist-musicians. Music is not a job for Beau — it's a passion that started at age 14 and never died out.

Online Beginner Class

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This weekly online class is for aspiring guitarists who have no knowledge or experience with the guitar, and who want a high-impact, fast-growing class to get you playing music quickly and proficiently. All Guitarists who want to take their playing on to intermediate and advanced levels MUST join this class. Absolutely no experience is needed to join this class. After completing this class you are going to be a pro at the basics of guitar, able to play songs, and have a strong foundation of music theory. TOPICS COVERED: • Learning & Mastering All Foundational Chords • Rhythm Concepts (Essential to Any Good Guitarist) • Basics of Fingerpicking • Song Playing • Songwriting Concepts • Introduction to Bar Chords • Introduction to Practical Music Theory • Introduction to Guitar Soloing (Basic Scales) • And Much More! DAY & TIME: Every Tuesday from 8:30-9:30pm from September 1 - November 17 for a total of 12 lessons. ONLINE FORMAT CLASS VIDEOS: Classes will be held over Zoom where students can ask questions and class materials can be shared. Don't worry if you miss a lesson as all students will receive a weekly email with access to the Zoom video lesson recording. COST: Signing-up requires a $40 deposit which pays for the first class on September 1st so you can determine if you'd like to join the weekly class September through November moving forward. RSVP HERE: http://nycguitargroup.com/ YOUR FUTURE INSTRUCTOR: Beau Lee has been a professional guitar player, studio musician, and guitar teacher for 18 years, and has two decades of experience in songwriting, touring, and fronting bands. He has started and owned multiple music lesson studios around the country, and currently the President and Owner of the NYC Guitar Group - a MeetUp group with over 5,000 guitarist-musicians. Music is not a job for Beau — it's a passion that started at age 14 and never died out.

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