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Hey y'all, I'm Sarah of Music By Sarah. I look forward to joining you on your musical journey!
From my first guitar student in 2008, I've enjoyed sharing my love of music with students ages 3 and up in various communities on the East Coast - and around the world with Zoom lessons. My goal is to help each student become a confident, passionate, and knowledgeable musician, as well as a well-rounded human. We work on skills like accountability, time management, patience, and goal-setting in my lessons - and I make it fun!
I currently teach beginner to intermediate guitar (rock, pop, folk/acoustic, and rhythm), beginner to intermediate piano (contemporary and classical), and voice coaching with a focus on technique. As an award-winning songwriter and performer, I also offer songwriting and music theory lessons for all levels as well as audition prep and performance coaching.
New for 2022: I'm offering consultation services for independent musicians! Questions about social media, copyright, songwriting, publicity, booking, or any other aspect of being an independent musician? Schedule a consultation & let's get your career going!
I specialize in teaching women, girls, and early beginners of all ages. I'm passionate about supporting women and girls in music, and I'm very patient with new beginners - we were all there once! My extensive performance background and student-centered teaching style make for a unique, rewarding, and engaging learning experience.
When I'm not teaching, I'm usually performing, hiking, riding horses, cooking, or cuddling the nearest dog/cat/horse/any other pet. Please don't apologize if your dog wants to say hi when I come to your home for lessons - it's an honor. :)
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
2021 New England Music Awards Songwriter of the Year
2021 NERFA Spotlight Winner (music video production)
Original song Nightstand named Best Song in Vermont 2020