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Have you been playing guitar alone in your home? Are you itching to connect with other guitar loving humans?

The NYC Guitar School Meetup of Guitar Awesomeness brings together New York City guitarists in positive, fun and musical events. This meetup is where you can get started with playing, get started with performing, or even get started with advanced guitar topics with other guitar loving New Yorkers.

If you are a beginner, start with the Free Workshops For Beginners. If you are more advanced, you can take advantage of more specialized topics from NYC Guitar School teachers. And of course the heart of our meetup is the Open Mic for Beginners, where less experienced performers get the chance to practice and polish their cover or original song at home, and then perform in a supportive small group, with warm and encouraging feedback, and socializing.

Most of our events are free...but there is a small charge for some of them, like the Open Mic for Beginners ($5) which helps pay for event space and help.

Questions? Reach out to me via Meetup or email me at martin@nycguitarschool.com

Upcoming events (5+)

NYC Guitar School Open-Mic For Beginning Performers Meet-up Monthly Meetup

Practice and polish your original song or cover at home...then bring your guitar (or ukulele, violin, harmonica, etc.) and meet your friendly fellow performers. at the NYC Guitar School lounge on the 7th floor at 251 W 30th Street to perform in a fun and encouraging environment. This is a BEGINNER'S open mic, especially for people relatively new to live performance. Attendants can BYOB. To offset the cost of running the open mic (and to make sure you don't chicken out) there is a $5 fee for each performer (duos or trios, please note each member needs to sign up). Performers and audience members don't have to be 21+ to perform but must be 21+ if you plan to BYOB. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [masked]

Learn To Sing - Free Vocal Workshop w/ Anthony Hollock - BROOKLYN

Free Event with NYC Guitar School Vocal Coaches Anthony Hollock + Emily Shrader! Want to start singing, but aren't sure how? Or are you just ready to start making some noise? Join Anthony + Emily for a high energy interactive voice workshop, with lots of movement and noise. Get a good grasp on all the basics you need to grow your voice and develop healthy singing habits. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and if you have any questions, please contact me through Meetup.

Free Guitar Workshop For TOTAL, COMPLETE and utterly ABSOLUTE beginners

Learn the very basics of guitar playing for TOTAL, ABSOLUTE and COMPLETE beginners in this free beginners guitar workshop meetup. You don't even have to bring a guitar--guitars are provided! After this meetup you will know your first chords, how to hold and strum a guitar, how to identify strings and fingers, how to read chord charts...and PLAYING YOUR FIRST SONG! Location: NYC Guitar School, 251 West 30th Street, 7th Floor between 7th and 8th Avenue Your super friendly teacher, Shane, will show you: --How to find your way around a guitar. --The 2 most common guitar chords, how to play them and (most valuable) how to change between them. --The secret to successful guitar practice. --Playing along with an actual song! (You will walk out being able to play a real song.) This free workshop is sponsored by NYC Guitar School. We are really excited to share our fun and unique process for learning guitar with you. Thousands of New Yorkers have learned to play guitar in our Absolute Beginner's Class. Whether you take classes with us or just visit for this one fun workshop, this is a great way to get started on guitar in a fun, step-by-step, encouraging environment. P.S. If you want to review this lessons material beforehand or bring it with you, you can get a free PDF of the first chapter of our Amazon Best Seller "Guitar for Absolute Beginners" by clicking here: https://www.nycguitarschool.com/you-did-it/ I'm looking forward to meeting you all and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [masked]

NYC Guitar School Open-Mic For Beginning Performers Meet-up Monthly Meetup

Practice and polish your original song or cover at home...then bring your guitar (or ukulele, violin, harmonica, etc.) and meet your friendly fellow performers. at the NYC Guitar School lounge on the 7th floor at 251 W 30th Street to perform in a fun and encouraging environment. This is a BEGINNER'S open mic, especially for people relatively new to live performance. Attendants can BYOB. To offset the cost of running the open mic (and to make sure you don't chicken out) there is a $5 fee for each performer (duos or trios, please note each member needs to sign up). Performers and audience members don't have to be 21+ to perform but must be 21+ if you plan to BYOB. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [masked]

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