I've been getting this question more recently as everyone is excited to move into a post-pandemic world. However, my teaching studio has moved to an exclusively online model, for a variety of reasons I'll share below. There may be occasional…Read more
Hey y'all, I'm Sarah of Music By Sarah. I look forward to joining you on your musical journey! I'm a full-time touring singer/songwriter and I teach online music lessons on 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.
From my first guitar student in 2008, I've enjoyed sharing my love of music with students ages 5 and up around the world with online 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 strive to be both the teacher and the adult I wish had been available to me as a young musician with big dreams.
I teach beginner to intermediate guitar (ages 8+), beginner to intermediate piano (ages 5+), and voice coaching with a focus on technique & listening. 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.
I also offer 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! Rates for consultation vary - contact me for more details.
I specialize in teaching women, girls, and early beginners of all ages and abilities. 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. 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
Daisy Rock Guitars (Alfred Publishing), artist endorsement 2010 - present
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
2021 NERFA Spotlight Winner (music video production)
Original song Nightstand named Best Song in Vermont 2020