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Guitar Lessons in Upper West Side, NY

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Mastering the ability to play in the style of greats like Keith Richards, Angus Young or Zakk Wylde doesn't have to be a dream. You can do it! Like with any project, the first thing to do is gather the necessary tools. To reach your goal you'll need patience, persistence, and last but not least guitar lessons!

Recital Opportunites Every Spring!

Come play the guitar at our annual spring recital. We just had a great one on June 13th.

If you want to see some videos of the 2014 recital please click here.

We'll get to know a little bit about what you're looking for musically and schedule wise, and match you with the guitar teacher in NYC that will be best.

The guitar teachers working with Encore Music Lessons are at the top of their game, with years of teaching experience and knowledge.

Guitar lessons are important for reaching your goal. To get started you can call us or fill out the Inquiry Form to get a response within 24 hours.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Encore Music Lessons

  • Students in the Upper West Side area have the option of taking guitar lessons in the comfort of their home or in a teacher's studio.
  • Students of any age or level of ability can take guitar lessons in any musical genre or style.
  • Registration is Free: It costs nothing to sign up!
  • No Term Contracts: There's no commitment so you can stop the guitar lessons when you want, without being penalized.
  • Request a Upper West Side guitar teacher yourself from our Teacher Directory, or simply let us know your preferred schedule and we'll connect you with an instructor that can accommodate you.
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Distance: 9.97 miles

Influences: Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Dave Stryker (my teacher), Peter Bernstien (my..

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Distance: 6.76 miles

Influences: Charlie Christian, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Pat..

Education: Bachelor of Music Jazz Guitar Performance (BM), Manhattan School of Music [2000]

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Distance: 1.24 miles

Influences: Eric Clapton, Beatles, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chuck Berry, U2, Simon &..

Education: Master of Music in Scoring for Film and Multimedia (MM), New York University [2011]

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Distance: 2.36 miles

Influences: My influences go beyond just music. I'm inspired by any kind of art that comes..

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Performance (BFA ), The New School University [2002]

Distance: 2.74 miles

Education: Performance (Diploma), Berklee College of Music [1990]

In-Home Lessons

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Influences: Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Dave Stryker (my teacher), Peter Bernstien (my..

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(1 review)

Influences: Charlie Christian, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Pat..

Education: Bachelor of Music Jazz Guitar Performance (BM), Manhattan School of Music [2000]

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(3 reviews)

Influences: Eric Clapton, Beatles, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chuck Berry, U2, Simon &..

Education: Master of Music in Scoring for Film and Multimedia (MM), New York University [2011]

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5.0 out of 5
(10 reviews)

Influences: My influences go beyond just music. I'm inspired by any kind of art that comes..

Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Performance (BFA ), The New School University [2002]

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(5 reviews)

Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, John Scofiled, Mike Stern, Stevie..

Education: Bachelor of Music in Professional Music on Guitar (BM), Berklee College of Music [2003]

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Student Reviews

I never thought I could play the guitar....

...but then I was connected with Ian through Encore music. He started out reassuring me that I could and would play and with hard work, would be very proficient. Ian is a very encouraging teacher who seems to have limitless patience and understanding. He teaches me what I want to play and has never suggested that I couldn't play a piece because it's 'Too Hard', only that I'll need to practice if I want to improve. I've been studying now for close to 6 months and I can already safely say 'I can play the guitar'. I have 3 songs (including a fingerstyle instrumental) under my belt and continue to learn more all the time and my mom in the UK heard me play for the first time last weekend and was shocked at how far I've come. I'd like to say it's all down to me and practice but without Ian's encouragement and belief, I wouldn't be as far along as I am right now. If you are serious about learning the guitar (or the piano), I can highly recommend Ian as an excellent teacher, you just can't have him Monday at 7 - that's my time :)

Andy D Teacher: Ian S.

Most Searched for Areas for Guitar Lessons in Upper West Side

Guitar lessons are also available in the following areas:

  • Battery Park City
  • Chelsea
  • Greenwich Village
  • Inwood
  • Lower Manhattan
  • Midtown
  • SoHo
  • Washington Heights