I'm glad you asked! I incorporate a variety of teaching methods into my curriculum, and often combine more than one in lessons. Learning music isn't a "one size fits all" journey, and I strive to utilize the best materials for…Read more
Engaging virtual piano & guitar lessons for ages 6+ online anywhere in the world
Limited in-person lessons for ages 4+ in Middlebury and Ripton, VT
COVID UPDATE June 20th: In-person, outdoor, guitar lessons now available for students in ripton & middlebury! Masks required for students too young to be vaccinated.
Piano lessons will continue online due to prolonged close contact indoors with students.
For your health and mine, all piano lessons for the foreseeable future will be offered online via Zoom. Outdoor guitar lessons in the Middlebury or Ripton, Vermont areas are now available. 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!
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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 and around the world. Her goal is to help each student become a confident, passionate, and knowledgeable musician as well as a well-rounded human. She currently teaches beginner to intermediate guitar (rock, pop, folk/acoustic, and rhythm), beginner to intermediate piano (contemporary and classical), and vocal coaching. 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 initially 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, including six years of classical & opera training, with an emphasis on bringing classical technique to rock, pop, blues, and jazz for vocal health.
When not teaching, Sarah is usually performing, hiking near her home in Ripton, VT, or cuddling the nearest dog/cat/horse/any other pet.
Bachelor of Arts in Music Management, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Women In Music member, 2019 - present
Americana Music Association member, 2020 - present
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