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

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International guitar instruction!

We are the only guitar school in Tokyo and Yokohama that provides you with an international learning environment where you can learn guitar in a variety of languages.
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  • Any genre is OK!

    Jazz, Rock and Roll, Pop, Folk, Blues, R&B, Funk, Classical, Folk, and more… Ukulele and bass lessons are also available!
  • Can’t read music? No worries!

    We welcome everybody from beginner to intermediate and advanced levels. Our instructors are flexible and able to teach any skill level.
  • Lots of free resources and opportunities

    Our students can take advantage of free workshops, live performances, student recitals, our extensive music library, instructional videos, and more!
  • Testimonials

    Great!

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    My guitar classes are great!

    I am officially a music major…

    Kosuke
    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...

    40歳を過ぎてから…

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    40歳を過ぎてから、ギターを始めました。Hiroshi先生は覚えのわるい私に根気よく丁寧に教えてくださるので、毎回楽しく通っています。 昔から音楽が好きでしたが、楽器には特に触れてきませんでした。ギターを習うことで、音楽に対する幅が広がり、より興味深く考えるようになりました。 様々なジャンルの音楽にトライしてみたいです。 いつか、弾いてみたい曲がひけるよう、今後もご指導よろしくお願いいたします。 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 and a half years ago  〇Lesson Style: Classical guitar

    マンツーマンなので集中してレッスンできている。

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    Thank you! Parent of Mirai: 今後も楽しみながらレッスンして頂ければ嬉しいです。 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?: 小さな子供でもクラスがあった事。 マンツーマンなので集中してレッスンできている。

    インストラクターがしっかりした経験があり…

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    一流のミュージシャンによる楽しく役に立つレッスンが受けられます。 東京にあるたくさんのギタースクールは大よそMethodがしっかりしていないけど、TAGAのレッスンは、インストラクターがしっかりした経験があり、過去に受けたカリキュラムにもとづいている。 基礎から教えていただき、自分の足らない所を強化してくれる。リズム、読譜、スケール、コードなど。 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 3 years ago 〇Lesson Style: Jazz guitar & Flamenco guitar

    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...

    I couldn’t be happier!

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    I couldn’t be happier! My teacher is great and has motivated me a lot to continue to play. Fantastic!! 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago 〇Lesson Style: Rock guitar 〇Nationality: Belgian   〇Age: 41

    I feel very lucky…

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    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...

    一石二鳥です!

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    American Guitar Academyの講師はギターの技術も素晴らしく、また教え方も上手のなで、毎回自分のスキルが上達しているのを感じることができます。また英語でもレッスンの中で英語で会話をすることができるので一石二鳥です! 〇Lesson Style: Rock guitar, Blues guitar

    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.

    毎回先生と相談しながら…

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    決まったテキストを順に進めるのではなく、毎回先生と相談しながらレッスンを進められるので、やりやすいです。コードを習ったり、コードを使う曲や弾き方を教わったり、タメになる雑談をしたり。 講師や教室の雰囲気がリラックスでき、レッスンの方法もかた苦しくない! 先生が外国の方なので英語が話せるともっと楽しいだろうなあ… 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago  〇Lesson Style: Acoustic guitar

    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.

    It’s not just guitar, it’s “Music”…

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    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...

    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!  

    確実に成長していることが実感できます!(Student of PMP class)

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    経験豊かな先生に教えてもらえるので、的確に自分の弱点がわかる。 自分のプレーに対して、どこをどのように改めれば良いか的確なアドバイスがもらえるので、楽しくて確実に成長していることが実感できます! 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 2 and a half years ago 〇Lesson Style: PMP lesson 〇Nationality: Japan  〇Age: 27

    I really like the atmosphere at TAGA.

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    I love TAGA!  I have never really learned an instrument before and I feel like TAGA has encouraged and supported me every step of the way. I received a recommendation from a friend and I found out that the classes were in English, which was a major drawcard.  I also found Roppongi to be a...

    Easy to understand!

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     It’s fun. Easy to understand!

    Very happy to discovers and enjoy guitar here!!

    Enak Ravasio
    Parent of Enak: Very happy to discovers and enjoy guitar here!! Good atmosphere and very good teacher able to adjust to my pace. looking forward to more. Teachers and staff made my son eager to learn guitar. 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?...

    英語と共にギターを習える…

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    Parent of Ryoto: Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?  外国人の先生からコミュニケーションツールとして英語と共にギターを習える。 キャンセル振替がネット上で容易に出来る。 クラス設定が豊富!

    Unique instruction…

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

    大学院留学というゴールを…

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    英語でギターが習えることが決め手でした!初心者にも分かりやすく教えてもらえるので安心です。アットホームな雰囲気なので、毎回のレッスンに行くのが楽しみです! 大学院留学というゴールを目指して頑張るモチベーションになっています! 家でも復習したり知識を得られるので、ブログやオンラインの動画、メルマガが役立っています!

    Thanks to you I love music even more!

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    I started as a novice beginner (I could not read the score), I really appreciate it is all being taught very politely to me. Thanks to you I love music even more!! The number of classrooms also increased, and time flexibility also works very well, so It is easy to schedule lessons when you are...

    Great quality! Great Value! Great People!

    音楽留学
    Thank you for giving me awesome lessons as always.  Teachers are so sweet and flexible in scheduling and they always give me something new and inspirational.  Great quality! Great Value! Great People! Great quality and knowledge! 〇Lesson Style: Jazz guitar  〇Nationality: Japan

    Keep on Rollin’!!

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    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...

    Looking forward for the next lesson.

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    After the second class I feel the communication is great, and he teaches me some ways to practice at home that was really helpful. Looking forward for the next lesson. 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago 〇Lesson Style: Acoustic guitar 〇Nationality: Taiwan   〇Age: 27

    We can easily communicate in English…(Student of group class)

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    Parent of Beatriz: Beatriz enjoys the lesson a lot. It’s good to listen her laughing while practicing. Both teachers are great and the staff always nice. 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?: We can easily communicate in English.

    Every Lesson I Learn Something New!

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    Always easy to understand and fun lessons! 〇When did you start  lessons at TAGA:  3 years ago 〇Lesson Style: Classical guitar 〇Nationality: Japan 〇Age: 34

    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!

    My teacher is awesome!

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    My teacher is awesome! 〇When did you start  lessons at TAGA:  1.5 years  ago 〇Lesson Style: Pop&Rock guitar 〇Nationality: Canada 〇Age: 50

    いつも目からうろこが落ちる思いです。

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    アドリブを弾きたいとずっと思っており独学で頑張ってきましたが、限界を感じ門をたたきました。新しいことを教わるたびに、いつも目からうろこが落ちる思いです。ギターの楽しさ、難しさ、奥深さを日々感じさせてもらってます。 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?  : 英語とギターをいっしょに学べる。 発表会と毎月のセミナーがある。 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 2 and a half years ago  〇Lesson Style: Jazz guitar

    He is a very kind teacher!!!!

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    My teacher always encourages me during the lessons and he is a very kind teacher!!!! And of course, he is a wonderful guitar performer!!!   〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago 〇Lesson Style: Acoustic guitar 〇Nationality: Japan 〇Age: 34

    I feel like a great guitar player!

    William Roertveit
    I feel like a great guitar player! You are the best especially Anri! Parent of William: They’re professional & kind people, an experienced qualified teacher for kids. Teacher’s patient teaching skill. He gave children confident to play guitar.

    I liked my lessons…

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

    The teachers are nice to me!

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    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...

    I am looking forward to getting more new lessons…

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    My teacher Giovanni plays guitar perfectly well. I am looking forward to getting more new lessons. Please teach me arpeggio and other strumming styles next time!! From Maro. Parent of Maro: 個人レッスンで、個人のキャラクターをみながら上達を促してくれます。 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?: Webで拝見してとても楽しそうな雰囲気だったので。日本の一般的な教室の決まりきったプログラムではなく、外国人の先生方ともコミュニケーションをとりながらオリジナリティーのあるレッスンをしていただけると思ったので。

    できるとうれしいです…

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    I can learn English and the guitar at the same time, so I think it’s like killing two birds with one stone. All the teachers have Individuality and it is interesting. Parent of Ritsu: 先生がみなさんフレンドリーで、楽しくレッスンを受けられています。クラシックだけではなく「コード」「ピック」も学ぶ事ができます。 レッスンの曜日、時間の選択肢が豊富で受講しやすいです。 振替もHPで確認、変更できるのでたいへん便利です。

    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!

    Thank you for interesting lessons!

    ギター講師
    Thank you for interesting lessons!  Though I’ve been playing the guitar for a while, I didn’t know what to do to become a more skilled player.  Since I’ve started to take lessons here, I found flaws in my playing and how to fix them, finally.

    まだまだやりつづけたいです!(Student of group class)

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    わたしは。むかしからギターをひくのがゆめでした。それでここで一年くらいいてさいきんうまくなってらくになってきました。まだまだやりつづけたいです! Parent of Nana: グループレッスンなので、音を合わせる楽しさを経験する力や、相手を気遣えるようになってきた。教室のソファが気持ちいい! 〇 Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?: 英語でレッスンしてくれる。 親友といっしょにレッスンができる。 先生がとてもいい先生。