About us

The only school in Tokyo and Yokohama where all instructors have university degrees in guitar.


You can learn guitar in Japanese as well as English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Italian!!!

At The American Guitar Academy of Tokyo and Yokohama you can learn the guitar in different languages with instructors and students from all over the world. All of our teachers have a minimum of a Bachelors degree in guitar and some have Masters and Ph.D. degrees, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality guitar lessons in Tokyo and Yokohama. Whether you want training for university music school auditions, or to learn today’s popular songs, or just want to try something new and exciting, we can provide you with the instruction you need.

Can’t read music? No worries!


We welcome everybody from beginner to intermediate and advanced levels.

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Beginner students

Everybody’s a beginner at first. We can start from the beginning by teaching you how to hold the guitar, how to play single notes and strum chords, as well as how to read music. After 3 months you’ll be able to play some easy popular songs.

Intermediate students

Students who have played before, have been playing on their own for a while, or those who want to try different styles, let us help you get to the next level.

Advanced students

We also welcome students who want to become professional musicians as well as those who want to perfect their skills after years of independent learning!

 

Lessons for all ages


The American Guitar Academy of Tokyo and Yokohama welcomes kids!

 

The earlier, the better. Through learning how to play the guitar and how to read music at an early age children will learn that anything is possible if they try.
They can also learn foreign languages with instructors from different parts of the world while learning guitar.

We offer online lessons as well as off-site lessons


Too busy to come to us? Try our online and off-site lessons!
Corporate classes and International Schools classes are also available.

Skype Lessons

We can teach you via Skype or come to your location saving you the time from coming to our school. Contact us for details.

Any Genre


Jazz, Rock and Roll, Pop, Folk, Blues, R&B, Funk, Classical, Flamenco, Tango, Folk, and more… Ukulele and bass lessons are also available!

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The American Guitar Academy of Tokyo and Yokohama offers lessons in almost every style such as Rock and Roll, Pop, Folk, Blues, R&B, Metal, Funk, Jazz, Classical, Flamenco, Tango, and much more. You can learn on an electric, a steel string acoustic, or a classical guitar. Ukulele and bass lessons are also available!

 

Free workshops, live performances, music library, and more! All free for our students!


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  • Workshops and clinics
  • 50% off discount on shows at the Blue Note Tokyo, Cotton Club, and Motion Blue Yokohama
  • Over 2,000 CD music library
  • Live performances

And more…

ALL FREE FOR OUR STUDENTS!

 

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Why not click here to book a lesson today?

 


Naturally…

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At the American Guitar Academy, not only just learning songs, but I also got to strengthen my foundation and get to learn how to use various of techniques naturally.  It’s such a big difference between a player who gets the basics down compares to a player who doesn’t.
Taro
タローくん
Student
学生

You can learn many things…

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It is such a valuable experience that I get to learn many things in English from teachers who have lots of overseas experience.  Although I never had the opportunity to study abroad, I am very grateful and it’s like a dream come true that I get to have this experience while working in Japan.  Thank …

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Emi
エミさん

Now I enjoy playing guitar more…

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I highly recommend learning guitar at The American Guitar Academy. After my first few lessons I was already noticeably much better at playing and was also learning guitar faster than I have ever had before. Plus, now I enjoy playing guitar more than I ever have!
Marc
マルク(翔也)

It’s been about 20 years…

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I started to play the guitar again after about 20 years.  I am enjoying learning from the basics to something that I have never learned before regarding Music Theory.  Not only in just guitar, but now I have a deeper understanding of music over all.  I would like to thank my teacher, Michael Kaplan.
Masaki
マサキ

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