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NYC Guitar Lessons


Thanks for stopping by. Please have a look around to learn a little about me and what I do. 

Josh Lattanzi graduated Berklee College of Music in 1995. He has been playing professionally and teaching privately since then. He appears on albums by Norah Jones, James Taylor and The Lemonheads to name a few and has performed live with everyone from Brian Wilson to Miley Cyrus.


Since 2005, I've been helping students of all ages learn to play guitar and bass. I offer guitar lessons in Brooklyn or online for beginners and advanced students in a fun, comfortable and inspiring environment. Whether you're picking up a guitar for the first time or you've been playing for a while and are looking to break out of a rut, I can help. If you're a singer/songwriter I can help you with song structure, arrangements and performance. 

In-person or online lessons

Flexible scheduling 

Lessons for adults and kids

Gift certificates available  

Lessons are complimented with personalized videos, songs charts, chord sheets and more. These materials are easily accessible through each students online portal using Google Classroom.



Female Singer and Bass Guitar

Guitar Lessons for Beginner Adults

Beginner guitar lessons for adults use a combination or formal and informal methods. We'll discuss the music you're most excited to learn and get you on the road to playing actual songs as soon as possible. You'll learn the basics of chords, song structure and playing music.

Guitar Lessons for Beginner Kids

Beginner guitar lessons are the perfect way to add music to your child's schedule. I approach teaching guitar using a combination of formal and informal methods. I want students to be excited to come to their lessons and learn to play music they love while internalizing basic music literacy along the way. 


If you've been playing for a while and need direction on where to go next, I can help. Through learning more challenging songs, I can expand your knowledge of the fretboard and move your playing forward.


Songs you love

Core fundamentals 

Reading tabs

Traditional notation


Flat picking 


Self accompaniment 

Song writing concepts 

Music theory

Guitar Playing

Every student has different goals.

We'll discuss yours and custom tailor a lesson program to meet your needs.  

Kind Words

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Jim Andralis


I didn't know one thing about playing guitar when I started taking lessons from Josh. He is the best kind of teacher. He loves music, is so skilled, patient and knowledgable, teaches so well, and can tell what's going to help you move into a new level of learning but paces it so you don't get overwhelmed and give up. I returned to taking more lessons since this pandemic happened, and they have totally saved me. I'm writing songs differently, staying sane, plus get to spend an hour each week with one of my all-time favorite hangs.

Jul 24, 2020


Casey McQuillen


Sep 20, 2018

Josh is seriously the BEST! He helped me guitar skills improv so quickly, and was really able to help me in the specific ways I was looking for. I'm a singer/songwriter and am MUCH more comfortable accompanying myself at shows because of our work together. My improved skills have also led me to write more interesting music! I couldn't recommend Josh's teaching enough! I am improving much more quickly than I thought possible

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Doug Russell

Jul 23, 2019

I’m having a total ball playing guitar again after a long hiatus and Josh’s instruction has made it so much more rewarding. He’s helped me envision the kind of player I could become and contextualizes the lessons in support of that.

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