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Music Lessons

Guitar, Bass, & Drum Lessons

Private guitar lessons are available several days per week from my Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY location.  Since 2003, I have worked as a full-time guitar and bass instructor, band coach, and drum teacher. I have taught courses on music theory, popular to punk to shred to classical guitar styles, and general sight reading for guitar, bass, and drumkit. I've helped several women build pedal boards and trained young bands to record in DAWs.
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 fom several angles in the beginning is essential - songs, patterns, a little theory, happy accidents - they all add up to  becoming a creative 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.   


  • Available to all ages.
  • Guitarsts and Bassists: learn sight reading, fretboard theory, rhythms, strums, flat or fingerpicking, songs, music theory, scales, exercies, extended chord theory, harmony, inversions, lead styles etc
  • Drummers: learn rudiments, ergonomics, sight reading, rhythm styles, sticking, songs, healthy technique
  • Aim towards any musical styles you are most interested in
  • Set personal musical goals
  • Group and private lessons available
  • Book weekly, bi-weekly, or as often as works for your schedule
  • 30min, 45min, and 60minute lessons available
  • 24 hour notice cancellation policy


PLEASE EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AFFORDABLE RATES: info@saralandeau.com


SARA LANDEAU STUDIOS  is located in the Pencil Works Building, Greenpoint area of Brooklyn.  Location is 61 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn NY, 11222.

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BIO: Sara Landeau is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, producer, composer, and artist based in NYC. She has worked across a broad spectrum of experimental music mediums. She is a founding member of The Julie Ruin who have released acclaimed albums on Hardly Art Records (SubPop) and achieved top ten chart hits, radio and television appearance, a number 1 on CMJ charts, and music in films and commercials.. Since 2003, she has been running Sara Landeau Studios in Brooklyn which offers music lessons in guitar, bass, drums, and electronics for girls and women. She is a proponent of equality for women, and believes in the ideology of self-improvement and empowerment through education.


The recipient of 2019 Max Matthews Sound Artist Artist award from Brooklyn College, the 2019 Cycling 74 Max Expo Grant, Women in Computer Music Scholarship Stanford, 2019, and an award winning educator with the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, she has also toured internationally for a decade as an electro-acoustic composer and guitarist. Her performances often include custom instruments and sonic sculptures utilizing electro-conductive materials such as paint and threads with sounds and compositions created in Max MSP. Currently she is taking private students in guitar, drums, bass, and electronic music from her music studio in Greenpoint Brooklyn, and is an Adjunct Professor of Music History at Brooklyn College., teaching courses such as "Music, It's Language & Culture" and "Music in Global America" to over 100 students.


EDUCATION


M.F.A., Sonic Arts, Brooklyn College, NY 2019 

B.A., Art History, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2002 

(other) The Juilliard School 2003-2005 Courses: music theory, audio technology, guitar 

2018 Pro Tools Audio/DAW Certified 


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS and AWARDS (selected)

2019 Women in Computer Music Scholarship for Supercollider, Stanford University

2019 Max Matthews Sound Art Award , Brooklyn College 

2019 Cycling 74 Max Expo Grant

2015 Girls Rock Camp Alliance, USA: Artists and Activists Award  

Sponsors include Fender Guitars

BMI artist


WRITER

 She Shreds Magazine  -Magazine dedicated to female guitarists

Tom Tom Magazine  - Drummers/Music/Feminism

 ADORAMA (ALC) LEARNING SERIES - Recording and Audio Gear/Guitars/Reviews.


TEACHING  (Selected)
Brooklyn College, NYC

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, MUSIC HISTORY

2017-presentMusic History Courses: “Music: Its Language, History, and Culture”  and "Music in Global America"



Sara Landeau Studio, NYC

PRIVATE GUITAR INSTRUCTOR

2003- present PencilWorks Building, Brooklyn NY 11222Individual and Group Music Lessons Guitar, Bass, Drums, Songwriting, Music Theory Group workshops created for women include: Chicks With Picks, Iron Maidens, and Bitches Brew


Other:
Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls GUITAR INSTRUCTOR, BAND COACH 2005-2015
Brooklyn Music School, NYC GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS, PIANO INSTRUCTOR 2018-19
Gowanus Music Club, NYC GUITAR INSTRUCTOR, BAND COACH2 012-2019

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