What’s TAGA like?

I feel very lucky…


I took lessons at the American Guitar Academy while working in Japan. I feel very lucky to have found out about the academy and highly recommend it to anyone interested in guitar while in Japan.

My instructor was an experienced guitar teacher, and attentive to both my progress and my learning methods. Many times when I was struggling during practice, my instructor was able to show me a solution that got me through the difficult problem.




My guitar classes are great!


Now I enjoy playing guitar more…


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!


You can learn many things…


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 you very much.


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 in my school now, I have found that everything you have taught me has helped me a LOT. I am currently ahead in all of my music classes compared to all of the freshman in my school and still going strong. This would have been impossible for me to do without all of your help.

I know it is kind of late to tell you this but I am truly thankful for you all teaching me and helping me out with my musical journey. You have equipped me with more skill than I thought I had and I am so thankful for that.


It’s not just guitar, it’s “Music”…


I am having a lot of fun learning at the American Guitar Academy! My teacher has taught me not only guitar, but what music really is.  I was obsessed with learning techniques and I have forgotten the fun when playing the guitar.  My teacher always reminds me of the fun when I was struggling with playing.  Thank you very much for giving me a chance to enjoy the fun in music!

Aiko Ishikawa

Keep on Rollin’!!


Fell in love in the world of Blues, I came to The American Guitar Academy.  I was at a point where self-learning was not enough to take me to the next level on something that I am passionate about.  Thanks to my teacher’s dedicated teaching, after taking some lessons, the barrier to the next step of my guitar learning journey started to crumble down.  Although I am busy everyday because of work, I would think of what my teacher always says to me, “just 5 minutes everyday”,  and sits down and practice.  Through everyday’s practice, I hope I can one day be as good as B.B.King.  Keep on Rollin’!!

B.B. Hikky
B.B. Hikky

Unique instruction…


teacher_photo08I learned the knowledge and techniques not available in any other schools in Japan!



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.


I liked my lessons…


I liked my lessons at The American Guitar Academy because they made it feel easy and good!!!


It’s been about 20 years…


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.

Click here to book a lesson today with one of our great guitar teachers and see for yourself!!

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