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Guitar I: Absolute Beginners

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Start date: Sat, Jan 03 2:00pm - 3:00pm (10 sessions)
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Sat, Jan 03: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Jan 10: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Jan 17: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Jan 24: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Jan 31: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Feb 07: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Feb 14: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Feb 21: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Feb 28: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Mar 07: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Location: Chelsea
251 West 30th St 11th Floor
(Btwn 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, New York 10001

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Class Information

  • Class Level: Beginner
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 6

What you'll learn in this guitar class:

Learn the fundamental habits of a superior guitar player and master the basic chords, strums, and understanding to prepare for further study in all styles of guitar.

Learn to play great songs by artists such as Coldplay, Jason Mraz, Guns 'n' Roses, The Beatles, Green Day, Sublime, Paramore, and more with confidence and competence. Absolutely no prior musical experience needed. No note reading required.

Note: All materials provided. Guitars available for use in the classroom.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your registration any time before the first class for a one hundred percent refund or credit. You can withdraw from a class at any time after it begins by calling CourseHorse for a one hundred percent credit (not a refund) for remaining classes. If you attend or make-up all sessions of a class and are dissatisfied with your class for any reason let us know within 14 days and we'll give you a one hundred percent refund.

Teacher: Pete Matthiessen

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Pete began playing the guitar when he was 11 years old. He soon began working on his calluses learning songs by Megadeth, Metallica, The Beatles, and Yes. He also made sure to attend the National Guitar Workshop every summer. When he was old enough, Pete entered The Berklee College of Music in Boston and majored in Composition and Production. While at Berklee, he wrote a vast array of arrangements and compositions for orchestra, big band, string quartet, rock bands, and even got some work writing electronic music for video games. Pete also played in a variety of bands and ensembles in the greater Boston area as a guitarist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

In 2009 he relocated to New York and began playing as a sideman in numerous Brooklyn-based bands on keyboards, mandolin, accordion, lap steel, vocals, bass and, of course, guitar. He currently plays 11 instruments and is always working on new ones! Pete can also be found at various venues around NYC playing a wide variety of genres including: bluegrass, gypsy jazz, folk, experimental and indie rock.

Pete has been teaching at the NYC Guitar School for 3 years and loves helping students of all levels progress on their instrument of choice! He specializes in teaching kids, rock band class and private lessons. His teaching style is largely about helping students delve deeply into the music that interests and motivates them the most. He is patient and friendly and loves teaching as much as he loves music!

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Pete Matthiessen

Sat, Jan 03 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Jan 10 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Jan 17 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Jan 24 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Jan 31 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Feb 07 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Feb 14 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Feb 21 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Feb 28 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Mar 07 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Chelsea, Manhattan
251 West 30th St
11th Floor
Btwn 7th & 8th Avenues
New York, New York 10001



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New York City Guitar School
251 West 30th St
11th Floor
Btwn 7th & 8th Avenues
New York, New York 10001

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School: New York City Guitar School

Our teachers and staff are united in a desire to be a Great Guitar School - one with spectacular lessons and classes and outstanding service. 

We want every student, guest and teacher to leave our school strengthened in mind and spirit, and more able to rock!

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Reviews of Classes at New York City Guitar School

(1 Review)

Attended: Bass I: Bass Guitar for Absolute Beginners

Great course, though I wish it were more than one hour a week!

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