About WorkshopLive

Are You Serious About Playing?
WorkshopLive is the Best Place to Learn Music Online

WorkshopLive's online music lessons are great for people who want the freedom to study at their own pace, on their own schedule, and to learn from the best teachers in the business.

Our award-winning lessons have been developed by experts with many years of practical teaching experience. Use them on a standalone basis - or combine them with live local instruction.

Teaching tens of thousands of students for 25 years

WorkshopLive is brought to you by the founders of The National Guitar Workshop, National Guitar Workshop Publications and DayJams. We've been helping adults, teens and kids become better musicians since 1984.

Thousands of top-quality lessons

Choose from more than 2,400 lessons including over 16,000 high-quality videos – you won't find more online music lessons anywhere else. Our guitar curriculum has been accredited by the State of Texas for use in schools.

More than 50 of the best teachers in the country

They're performing artists and best-selling authors of music instruction books; they've starred on Broadway and played stadium concerts. Most important, they're expert teachers who will help you learn to play - or to play better!

Wide variety of styles and skill levels

  • Absolute beginner to advanced player
  • Acoustic guitar, electric guitar...keyboard, bass guitar, dums, even vocal lessons...we've got you covered!
  • Choose from rock, blues, country, folk, jazz - you can even learn how to play your favorite songs.

Award winning technology

A winner of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership award, WorkshopLive delivers online music lessons in a cutting-edge platform that combines high-quality video, engaging graphics and animation to create an exciting learning experience. You can even choose to learn left-handed or to slow down the music.

Prestigous partners

We're proud of the company we keep!

Best Buy selected WorkshopLive to provide music education services in 400+ stores.

Leading artists such as Joe Satriani, George Benson and MercyMe partner with WorkshopLive to create the coolest and most advanced learning experiences available anywhere on the web.

WorkshopLive affiliate companies

National Guitar Workshop

Featured in magazines like Guitar Player, Guitar World, and Premier Guitar, NGW has campuses in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Austin, Virginia. 30,000 students of all skill levels and ages have studied all styles of guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, voice and songwriting in a curriculum developed and refined over 25 years.

National Guitar Workshop Publications

Featuring more than 350 instructional books, CDs and DVDs in its catalog and distributed to music and book stores around the world by Alfred Publishing. Educational materials cover a variety of instruments in styles ranging from rock, blues, and jazz to classical and world music. NGWP instructional method books form the core of the National Guitar Workshop curriculum, and many are used in school and college classrooms around the world.


The original rock music summer day camp. Kids aged 8 to 15 learn guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, voice and horns, then write and perform their own songs. The fully-developed National Guitar Workshop curriculum is taught at DayJams camps in over 20 locations around the United States.