Instrumental & Vocal Department

Beginning through advanced students will find a course of guitar study suited to their interests. Guitar Program options are listed below. Diller-Quaile’s guitar faculty are distinguished performers and expert and caring educators. Beginners or experienced players will find an inspiring environment for developing proficiency and confidence.


Individual Lesson and Musicianship Core Program
The School offers a program of classical guitar study for the early beginner through the advanced high school student, beginning as young as age five. The typical weekly program for a young student includes a thirty minute Individual Lesson and a Musicianship Class. Older students take lessons of forty-five minutes to an hour in length and, as they advance, participate in Chamber Music and Repertoire Class.


Suzuki Guitar Study
Diller-Quaile offers a program of Suzuki guitar instruction for students age 5 or older. The typical program for a young student includes a thirty minute Individual Lesson with the parent in attendance, a Suzuki Group Class, and a Musicianship Class. Parents of first-year students attend a weekly Parents Class as well.

Parents Class Wednesday 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Suzuki Group Class Wednesday 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:45-11:15 a.m.


Beginner Class Instruction
These small classes provide an introduction to guitar study in an engaging and supportive group setting. Students learn the fundamentals of first-year study, including instrument technique and music reading. Classes explore a variety of music styles through group and solo playing and participate in Diller-Quaile concerts. Teachers facilitate the transition to individual study in the second year.

Wednesday 4:15-5:00 p.m.
Friday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Saturday 1:00-1:45 p.m.


Adult Guitar Class
Adults new to guitar study learn guitar technique through the study of a variety of music styles in these small classes. Students have the opportunity to perform in concerts at the School.

Wednesday 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00-10:00 a.m.

To inquire further about Diller-Quaile’s Guitar Program, contact the Assistant to the Executive Director at 212-369-1484, extension 45, or