Brooklyn Guitar School
Hello Lover of Guitar Music!
Your goal is to play guitar.
Our philosophy is to help you reach that goal in the most direct manner possible!
Brooklyn Guitar School offers spectacularly effective private guitar lessons and small group classes for guitar players of all levels. Beginners are welcome! You will learn from an expert, upbeat and patient guitar teacher.
We are committed to OUTSTANDING service, and to your success and enjoyment! We invite you to try a lesson or class with us!
Our studio is located in a spectacularly convenient location! Classes are held at 44 4th Ave, which can be reached via train by taking the B, D, M, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 or LIRR to Atlantic/Pacific! Private lessons are available in your home or office in downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Crown Heights, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Kensington, Lefferts Gardens, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Williamsburg.
guitar, piano, voice teacher reviewHere's my valentine to the amazing teachers at Brooklyn Guitar School! Guitar: Emilio Tostado Piano: Anthony Hollock Voice: Anthony Hollock Emilio Tostado (guitar) ROCKS and Anthony Hollock (piano & voice) is a [Jesus Christ] SUPERSTAR! More on these amazing teachers below. I've been taking my boys (now 10 & 8) to BGS for years, and I count ourselves so lucky to have everyone who works there--teachers, schedulers, managers--as part of our community, really our extended local family. Everyone at BGS is genuinely encouraging, supportive, enthusiastic. They are also laid back, easy to talk to in person, and super helpful on the phone with questions. The teachers take care to suggest songs to learn that kids know and enjoy; they ask the kids what they like to listen to and go from there. They all take the time to explain to parents what they've worked on and what to practice during the week, and praise the kids to us parents, too. Lessons have gone long when the teachers can manage it; they follow the kids' leads and don't rush them out. My 10-year-old has experienced a few wonderful guitar teachers through the years (because the teachers are young and occasionally move on as they work on their own careers--but BGS manages transitions with sensitivity). Emilio is all the adjectives above and more--patient and kind with a kid who has really not yet developed a passion for his instrument and is not really diligent with practicing during the week. He's brought my son along to another level in six months. My kid is currently working on "Centuries" by Imagine Dragons, and I can see his pride in what he's now able to play. My 8-year-old started voice coaching and piano at BGS when he was 6. Anthony has given him support, encouragement, praise, and a great time every week, on top of superb, professional coaching in voice technique and performance (he throws in acting help, too). Anthony has worked with my son as his voice has gotten deeper in these two years (as the mom, I didn't even notice the change) to increase the depth, strength, and richness of his singing and increase his vocal range. My son is less enthusiastic about piano, but Anthony follows my request that he split the lesson time and work on giving my son some facility with piano, and he's patient and supportive there too. He's always attentive to the kid's interests and uses them in song selections to spark as much motivation as possible. Anthony is always cheerful, and we both look forward to our time with him, even though my son gets 45 minutes of his time and I get 5! My son is rather fanatic about musical theater, so being able now to accompany himself on "Memory," from the musical "Cats," has him pretty excited!