When we're making music in person, it's usually pretty straightforward at the start of the month when we figure out together how many lessons to plan for and what the tuition will be for the month. I leave that first…Read more
April 13th Update: In-person, outdoor, masked, & socially distanced guitar lessons will resume May 1st!
Piano lessons will continue online due to the prolonged close contact with students.
For your health and mine, all piano lessons for the foreseeable future will be offered online via Zoom. Guitar lessons in the Middlebury or Ripton, Vermont areas may be available outdoors with masks and social distancing. Guitar lessons outside the Middlebury or Ripton, Vermont areas will continue to be offered online.
If you're at home with an instrument you've always wanted to learn, now is a great time to start online lessons as you'll have plenty of time to practice! Virtual music lessons can be scheduled on short notice with a flexible schedule, and I can include a recording of the lesson for you to practice with.
Contact me to inquire about availability and continue to check back for updates!
Here are my blog posts with the latest updates:
From her first guitar student in 2008 Sarah has enjoyed sharing her love of music with students ages 3 and up in various communities on the East Coast. Her goal is to help each student become a confident, passionate, and knowledgeable musician. She currently teaches beginner to intermediate guitar (rock, pop, folk/acoustic, and rhythm), beginner to intermediate piano (contemporary and classical), and voice. She also offers songwriting and music theory training for all levels as well as audition prep and performance coaching. Sarah specializes in teaching young beginners and women, and is passionate about women in music. Her extensive performance background and student-centered teaching style make for a unique and rewarding learning experience.
Sarah taught herself how to play guitar and has been playing for nearly two decades, performing mostly rock, blues, and pop. She first studied piano in high school, continuing to take lessons on and off in college, focusing mostly on pop and classical music. She joined her first chorus at age 10 and has been singing ever since, with an emphasis on classical, opera, rock, pop, blues, and jazz.
When not teaching, Sarah can often be found performing or out hiking near her home in Ripton, VT.
Bachelor of Arts in Music Management, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, 2006
D'Addario Education Collective member, 2014 - present
D'Addario Foundation Board Member, 2014 - present, dedicated to bringing sustainable music education to students around the world
Daisy Rock Guitars (Alfred Publishing), artist endorsement 2010 - present
SESAC (performing rights organization) member 2009 - present
Music Teachers National Association, member 2009 - present
Nashville Songwriters' Association, Inc., member, Columbus GA chapter, 2009-2011