Instrumental & Vocal Department

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 30 minute Individual Lesson and a Musicianship Class. Older students take lessons of 45 minutes to an hour in length and, as they advance, participate in Chamber Music and Repertoire Class. Students may also enroll in a program of Suzuki guitar study, which includes a weekly Group Class.


Suzuki Group Class

Students play their shared repertoire in a motivating social environment that reinforces work done in lessons; they also hear pieces soon to be studied. Additionally, opportunities to play solos in class help students gain confidence as performers.

Friday 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:45-11:15 a.m.


Parents Class

Parents of first-year Suzuki guitar students enroll in a weekly Suzuki Parents Class. This integral part of the program allows parents to learn the fundamentals of first-year guitar study. Through discussion and hands-on work with the instruments, parents are better able to participate in lessons and support their child’s home practice. Parents rent an instrument for the first year of study.

Friday 4:00-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:15-10:45 a.m.


Beginner Class Instruction – Guitar
These small classes provide an introduction to 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 or singing and participate in Diller-Quaile concerts. Teachers facilitate the transition to individual study in the second year.

Wednesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Thursday 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:15-10:00 a.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 each semester at Diller-Quaile.

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

To inquire about enrolling in lessons or classes, please contact 212-369-1484, ext. 26 or


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