Sara Landeau

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Audition Prep, Classical Guitar, Rock Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar
300+ lessons booked on Lessonface
Featured Teacher on Lessonface Since September 2012

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Base Fee: $60.00 / 45 Minutes

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** My main teaching days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Please reach out to me if you would like to book something on one of those days and it is unavailable. I get open timeslots and my schedule adjusts frequently. Thanks!

I am the guitarist and co-songwriter in punk-dance feminist band  The Julie Ruin and have been a full-time guitar instructor in NYC since 2003. My students are primarily one-on-one but I've also created group guitar classes and band courses for women and girls. I find learning music theory fun, but won't force it on you (well, just a bit). I believe learning the fundamentals and ideas behind WHY songs work will help you to teach yourself and grow a foundation to build upon. Learning from several angles, in the beginning, is essential - songs, patterns, a little theory, creative accidents - they all add up to you becoming a guitarist and musician.  If you have gaps in your knowledge, we can fill them.  I have a large library of educational resources and cross reference from several books and study materials. We will aim towards any style(s)  you are most interested in. Students of all ages are welcome. Specialization includes adults learning an instrument for the first time.  


MFA Sonic Arts, Brooklyn College 2019
B.A. in Art History, Columbia University 2002

Additional studies at the Juilliard School and New School NYC


Professor, Brooklyn College - Music History, Sonic Arts Composition, Advanced Guitar Instruction

The Julie Ruin - debut album 2013 "Run Fast", new album 2016 "Hit Reset". Guitars, co-writer.  Television appearances include Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Show.

Girls' Rock Camps Alliance- I am an ongoing band coach and guitar teacher for the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls in Brooklyn, NY and Ladies Rock Camp since 2005. 

Brooklyn Music School - NYC - instructor of guitar, drums, bass, piano, and voice 

Producer -  I've produced and engineered  dozens of bands , kid bands, solo performers, Broadway actors, and professional musicians in the NYC area.



GUITAR LESSONS:  learn sight reading, tablature, rhythms & strums, fretboard theory,  song structures,  fingerpicking,  extended chord theory,  harmony,  inversions,  scales,  modes, lead playing, textures, soloing, music theory, time signatures, ergonomics aand proper hand technique.  Beginners and all ages are welcome!

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