Sara Landeau is a Los Angeles-based guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and sound artist. She is an adjunct professor of music at Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, CUNY (NYC), and currently pursuing doctoral studies in music. She is a founding member, co-songwriter, and lead guitarist of The Julie Ruin (Hardly Art/SubPop) and the touring guitarist with Bikini Kill.
Teacher Excellence Award 2015 from Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls For 10 Years of Service (instructor, band coach)
Lessonface Spotlight Teacher for September 2023 (among 2,500 teachers)
Over 2 decades of teaching experience. I believe earning the fundamentals and ideas behind WHY songs work will help you teach yourself and create a foundation to build on. Learning from several angles is essential - songs, patterns, a little theory, creative accidents -it all adds up to you becoming a well-rounded musician. If you have gaps in your knowledge, we will try to fill them. I have an extensive library of educational resources and cross-reference from several books and study materials. We will aim toward any style(s) you are most interested in. I specialize in adults learning an instrument for the first time.
As a patient teacher, I will work with you at your speed to reach your goals.
Strongly promotes diversity in music education—a friendly, safe, and encouraging environment for all.
RATES (for private lessons) Online via Zoom
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(New) on-location availability in Los Angeles (90023/90026)