As more adults express a new interest in learning music in recent years, I've gotten this question pretty often, and it's one of my favorites to answer! I do indeed focus almost completely on teaching beginning students - and I…Read more
Hi! I'm Sarah of Music By Sarah. I look forward to joining you on your virtual musical journey! I'm a full-time touring singer/songwriter and I also teach beginner online music lessons to students of all ages (including adults!) - and students who are "beginning again" after a long break from music lessons, or maybe played another instrument in the past - for guitar, piano, songwriting, and general music. I love bringing my real-world performance experience to the virtual classroom and creating a fun, engaging, and relevant musical space for all students.
We might be a good match if you're:
-Excited and enthusiastic about learning music
-Ready to challenge yourself with new skills
-Willing to trust the process and follow guidance
-Dedicated to practice outside lessons (5 minutes a day is fine to start!)
-Looking to have fun while learning!
**SCHEDULE UPDATE 25 JUNE 2023: Summer tour season is in full swing! All prospective students will be added to my wait list for fall lessons, beginning at some point late September/early October. Rest assured all inquiries from the form below will be received, and I'll respond in September! Replies will be delayed while I'm on tour. Looking forward to meeting you soon!**
I specialize in beginner online guitar lessons (ages 8+) and beginner online piano lessons (ages 6+). As an award-winning songwriter and performer, I also offer songwriting and music theory lessons as well as general music, audition prep, music appreciation, active listening, and performance coaching for all ages and levels. During the early months of 2020 I made the switch to teaching fully online and have decided to continue permanently as a 100% virtual music lesson studio to connect with students around the world!
I'm passionate about supporting women and girls in music, and I'm very patient with new beginners of all ages - we were all there once! From my first guitar student in 2008, I've enjoyed sharing my love of music with students around the world with online music lessons. I strive to be both the teacher and the adult I wish had been available to me as a young musician with big dreams. My virtual studio is LGBTQ+ friendly and all students (and families!) are welcome here.
When I'm not teaching or performing, I'm usually hiking, riding horses, cooking, or cuddling the nearest dog/cat/horse/any other pet. Your pets are always welcome to sit in on our lessons!
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
SESAC (performing rights organization) member 2009 - present
Music Teachers National Association, member 2009 - present
2022 Folk Alliance International Official Showcase Artist
2021 New England Music Awards Songwriter of the Year