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Rock, Blues, Classical and Jazz Guitar with Time to Jam! Drummers, Bassists and Horns are welcome!

Exploring all styles with an emphasis on "hands-on" playing skills for live performance and jamming culminating in a concert at the end of each session. Students will also have the opportunity to record their playing utilizing 92Y's professional recording studio.

Enroll in two back-to-back sessions and save 10%!
Mon-Fri, Aug 18–22, 10 am-4 pm
Mon-Fri, Aug 25–29, 10 am-4 pm


  • 10-10:30 am: Group Warm-Up (Scales & Technical Exercises)
  • 10:30-11:00 am: Ear Training for guitarists
    An Ear Training method specifically designed for guitarists utilizing "associated repertoire" to learn to sing and hear all the intervals and learn how to sing through chord changes using a pivot system of arpeggios.
  • 11:00-11:30 am: Sight Reading
  • 11:30 am-12:15 pm: Composition / Songwriting Workshop  
  • 12:15-1:15 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15-2 pm: Song work / Guitar Ensemble  
  • 2-3 pm: Guitar Workshop on a different topic daily—to be selected from among the following workshops:

    Electric Blues Guitar Workshop
    Examining the history, techniques and styles of key players like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy et al. and their influences on Rock guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughn et al. Would demonstrate key phrases and explore different types of blues forms.

    Country / Folk Blues Workshop
    Exploring the styles and techniques of some of the great acoustic country blues players like Lightnin' Hopkins, Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, Mississippi Fred McDowell. Also explore open tunings and slide guitar.

    Jazz Guitar Workshop
    Examining styles of players from Charlie Chrsitian to Jim Hall to Wes Montgomery to John Scofield.

    Rock / Funk / R&B Guitar Workshop
  • 3-4 pm: Playing / Jamming time and/or work on songs for student showcase to perform for family and friends at the end of each weeks' session.

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About 92Y YourStage

92Y YourStage provides a venue for independent curators, performers, and educators to mount a professional production. Yourstage events are confirmed once they meet a threshold for ticket sales by a certain date.

YourStage events that are ON have been confirmed; PENDING events need to generate more ticket sales; If an event fails to generate enough ticket sales, the event will be CALLED OFF, and all ticket holders will be refunded.

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Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.

Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

How do I know if I qualify?

Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

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To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.