Guitar I: for Absolute Beginners

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Start date: Sat, Apr 26: 2:00pm - 3:00pm (10 sessions)
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Sat, Apr 26: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, May 03: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, May 10: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, May 17: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, May 24: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, May 31: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Jun 07: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Jun 14: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Jun 21: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Jun 28: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Sat, Jul 05: 2:00pm - 03:00pm
Location: Chelsea
251 West 30th St 11th Floor
(Btwn 8th & Fashion Avenues)
New York, NY 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 Green Day, U2, Kings of Leon, Black-Eyed Peas, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Guns 'n' Roses with confidence and competence.

Absolutely no prior musical experience needed. No note reading required. 

All materials provided. Guitars available for use in the classroom at no charge.

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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: Vinnie DeMasi (Vince)

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Vinnie has been a full-time musician and teacher since 1995, and is especially patient with adult beginners. He’s performed on Broadway as an understudy lead guitarist in the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp collaborative Moving Out, is currently a regular sub in the pit orchestra of Mamma Mia and has also worked on Jersey Boys. He’s been onstage backing Herb Reed’s Platters, Marylin Michales, and others, but most weekends, Vin rocks a crowded dance floor with party-rockers the Mulligans and/or ’80s tribute act The Ronald Reagans. You might also find him replicating the mesmerizing guitar tones of The Edge with leading tri-state area U2 tribute band U2 Nation. (Yes-3 bands!!!!) 

Vinnie has penned hundreds of six-string-related articles and is a regular contributor of instructional lessons and transcriptions to Guitar Player and Frets magazines. Five of Vin’s lesson columns were chosen for inclusion in Hal Leonard’s 2008 publication The Guitar Player Book. 

At NYC Guitar School, Vinnie’s experience in performing, writing and transcribing, have helped him design and teach the Classic Rock, U2, Heavy Metal, Surf Rock, Led Zeppelin, and Intermediate Acoustic Rock courses He also offers guidance to the Adult Rock Band performance ensemble classes. He holds a BS in Jazz and Commercial music from Hofstra and a BA in Musicology from L.I.U. 

In 2007 Vinnie released his solo acoustic instrumental CD Sketches for Sofia and is currently writing and performing original material with NYCGS’s own Genifer Owen. He has also played on recordings by Lloyd United, The Mist, actor Chris Burke and others. Vinnie is a proud user and endorsee of Hughes & Kettner amplifiers.

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Vinnie DeMasi (Vince)

Sat, Apr 26 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, May 03 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, May 10 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, May 17 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, May 24 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, May 31 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Jun 07 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Jun 14 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Jun 21 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Jun 28 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, Jul 05 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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


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

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