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.


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!


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!


  • 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…



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I’m really glad I came to TAGA! (Group class student)

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I really like the lessons here in TAGA because the teachers are gentle and pay attention to see whether you’re having trouble following the class or not. I’m really glad I came to TAGA!  

The teachers are nice to me!

It was fun because from the first lesson I learned new chords and I stretched and moved my fingers! I also learned how to tune! The teachers are nice to me! I love to come to American guitar academy! Parent of Hana: 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather …

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Great teachers, Very relaxing atmosphere…

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Thank you for teaching me. I want to learn how to play chords! Parent of Alex: Great teachers, Very relaxing atmosphere, The online booking system is flexible. You are doing all well!

I am officially a music major…

I’m doing great and enjoying my time at college. I just wanted to let you all know that I am extremely thankful that I was able to have you as my guitar teachers for about a year, and that I was able to learn from you all. Now that I am officially a music major …

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