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Open Acoustic Jam Session @ The Douglass, May 18th at 8:30pm
Open Acoustic Jam Session @ The Douglass, May 18th at 8:30pm!

Find out more about each private lesson program:

Who am I?

Chris Conly’s my name, & guitar playin’ is my game. I’ve been at it professionally since I was 12. I cut my teeth as a young guitarist playing festivals, weddings, cocktail jazz sets & musicals. Since then I graduated from Berkelee College of Music, toured the United States & Europe. I’ve also taught myself the 5-String Banjo, Ukulele, and the little tiny Tenor Banjo. After moving to New York City in 2007, I opened my teaching studio to dedicated players.

What Can I Offer You?

As a private teacher, I offer fun & illuminating private lessons for guitar, banjo & ukulele at my private studio, located just a few blocks from the F, G & R trains on the Subway. Private lessons are available during the afternoons & evening Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Monthly Jam Sessions are open to all current students.

What is my teaching experience?

I’ve had the pleasure of working with 300+ private students in just the past 9 years, including Zachary Quinto, Karen O & Gary Hustwit, just to name a few. I know being a great musician doesn’t always translate to being a great teacher, so I’ve developed my own curriculums to get you playing the songs you love, looking forward to practicing, and helping you focus on simple steps to becoming a better musician right away.

NEW – Tutorial Downloads!

If private lessons aren’t the right fit for you, I also offer a growing list of free tutorials for guitar, banjo, ukulele & tenor banjo/mandolin for you to download directly, and practice on your own.

Musical Partners

Looking for a local NYC guitar shop or an experienced luthier for a quote on a repair? Check out my “Musical Partners” page with my personal recommendations and discounts!