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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, 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

Kids Guitar Lessons Tokyo Japan

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 also offer lessons online!

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

We can teach you via Skype, saving you the time from coming to our school. Contact us for details.

Online Guitar Lessons English Japan

Any Genre

Electric Guitar Lessons, Acoustic Guitar Lessons any genre

The American Guitar Academy 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!

Jam Sessions, Student Recitals, and more!

And more…


Student Concert, Recital, Practice guitar japan

Student Testimonial from Minky Lam 

Dear Michael and Carl,

This letter of thanks is long overdue.

When I met you, I was so excited to pick up guitar again. Excited, because I found a really good academy and sincere teachers and mentors, so it meant that my music life was reborn.

I had given up playing guitar and music for so many years that I needed to give myself a challenge, and I am forever grateful that I did thanks to TAGA. With skill, love, and humor you taught me how to play the guitar and to love playing guitar. You opened up a world of beautiful music to me. 

I think, in my third semester in TAGA, around six learning weeks, I knew that I was ready, and I attempt the Grade 8 examination - in so a short period. I got unexpectedly good results and feedback from Trinity as attached.

It has further cemented my lifelong love of music, especially guitar, which lead me decide to study music at Berklee College of Music.

Michael and Carl, you are the best guitar teachers and friends who had the greatest influence on my music. I am so thankful for your teaching, your encouragement, and your guidance. I will always be one of your good friends and students!

Yours sincerely,


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