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The American Guitar Academy

 Hong Kong 

Founded in The United States, The American Guitar Academy opened its first international location in Tokyo, Japan in 2011. It has hundreds of students from all around the world and has branches in Miami, Tokyo, Yokohama, and Hong Kong.

Plan Options

Plan Options

Our lessons provide the student with the opportunity to learn one-on-one with an instructor. Each lesson is aimed at the specific student’s interests and needs. The teacher’s attention is focused solely on the individual to ensure concepts are grasped quickly and efficiently. The student will quickly develop good playing techniques and practice habits. Choose from weekly lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes.

Plan A


Four 60 minute lessons each month

Plan B


Four 45 minute lessons each month

Plan C


Four 30 minute lessons each month

※The one-time registration fee is HK$700.

Jeremy Brook


I really enjoy the lessons, staff are very friendly and creative and offer tuition that is suitably tailored to my needs, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Ms. Phaovisaid


Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we wanted to have a mix of in-person and virtual lessons and the American Guitar Academy was very accommodating to our request. This hybrid structure has worked out well and we appreciated that the school is forward-leaning and also had the systems in place to make it work. Classes are always fun and engaging.  I would highly recommend the American Guitar Academy!

Our Instructors

Our Instructors

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Dan Lavelle

Dan is a highly experienced, patient, and extremely versatile teacher. He has taught students from all walks of life and of a wide variety of ages and levels.

Dan started playing the guitar at age 9 and did his first professional gig at age 12. He has a strong background in all types of contemporary music from Brazilian to jazz. He joined the R&B power band Pure Gold that toured across the US with acts like The Manhattan Transfer, Martha Reeves, and many others. After living in Japan in the mid-80s, Dan arrived in Hong Kong in 1987 as part of the first wave of Western musicians helping to build an international music scene in the Territory. Since then he has written songs for scores of top Canto-pop artists as well as the platinum-selling Filipino band – Side AHe has also written and arranged music for Disney and Pixar.

Dan has toured with top-flight jazz vocalists Angelita Li and Jennifer Palor with whom he recorded the critically acclaimed CD JenerationsDan's many other collaborations include the nu-jazz vocalist Ginger Kwan, jazz pianist Yuki Makita, vocalist Sybil Thomas, and the award-winning singer Talie Monin. He has also performed with Grammy® award-winning musicians Eric Marienthal and Sergio Brandau as well as the award-winning harmonicist Hendrik Meurkens

The American Guitar Academy is very proud to have Dan on our team!

Listen to Dan's wonderful playing here:

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The American Guitar Academy (at HKIMA)

G03, 33 Marble Road, North Point, Hong Kong



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