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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.

Some 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)

Virtual Beginner Guitar Camp (ages 8-14)

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Learn the basics of guitar playing, make friends and make music in this virtual camp modeled on NYC Guitar School’s legendary School Break Boot Camp. From holding a guitar to first chords and songs. No prior guitar or music experience necessary! And we will send you PDFs and practice along videos! Weekly, Monday-Friday 10am-1pm (ages 8-14) $150/week. Sign up at nycguitarschool.com

Virtual Band Camp with Dylan Charles (ages 8-14)

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There are two times a band is really tight - after a tour and after recording an album. We can't go on tour right now but we can record an album! All you need is a smart phone, a computer and a set of headphones and you’re ready to rock! (If you have an iPhone you can do it all in one place with the free GarageBand app!) Your teacher will help you learn your parts via a virtual class using Zoom video chat, then you record your part using a simple voice memo app, GarageBand or whatever other recording equipment you may have at your disposal! Once you get your most awesome take, send it in to your teacher and they will put it together with the parts sent in from your other band mates and voila! you’re band just made a record! This is an amazing way to practice, improve your playing, and collaborate with your fellow rock star students! Sign up today to get started! Weekly starting March 23rd, Monday-Friday 10-1pm (ages 8-14), $150/week. Sign up at nycguitarschool.com

3 Hour Virtual Songshop with Clayton Hopkins

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Workshop your own original song. Meet together to share ideas and then spend 90 minutes working on your idea, with lots of partner work and one-on-one virtual coaching breakouts with Clayton. At the end of the class, come together to share your progress, verse or even a complete song. Workshop your song multiple times, or write a new one every class. Available as a drop in class or as a series. Mondays and Wednesdays at noon-3pm. Sign up for the link. $45. Sign-up here: https://nycguitarschool.wufoo.com/forms/r1y8wqmp0hw91ha/?utm_source=ConstantContact&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=2020March18_General_EBlast_NewVirtualPrograms

Virtual Beginner Guitar Camp (ages 12-17)

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Learn the basics of guitar playing, make friends and make music in this virtual camp modeled on NYC Guitar School’s legendary School Break Boot Camp. From holding a guitar to first chords and songs. No prior guitar or music experience necessary! And we will send you PDFs and practice along videos! Weekly, Monday-Friday 2-5pm (ages 12-17), $150/week. Sign up at nycguitarschool.com

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Virtual Singing and Self with Daisy Press

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