" I will never forget your flyer, that drew me to you, right away. I knew you were "my Teacher." Not verbatim, but I would love a copy if you still have one. Here goes . . . Are you tired of male guitar teachers showing you how to play an Eric Clapton riff . . . Women of all ages encouraged to call. Thank goodness I did. You helped me find, "my voice," the greatest gift anyone can be given. Thank you. Oh, and you are the best friggin' guitar teacher in the Universe!"
"You're the best drum teacher on earth! You made learning to read drum notation fun. And you gave me the confidence to flow from time to fills back to time. And to gig out after only playing a kit for less than 6 months! You gave me superpowers and I love you forever for all of that generosity and detailed lessons and HW. You have always inspired me so. My shero! Thank you forever! "
Learn: traditional match grip playing, rudiments, sight reading drum music, sticking technique, ergonomics for the drumset, songs, chart reading, fills, soloing, time keeping, tempo, dynamics, key signatures, accents and healthy technique. All ages welcome.
All lessons go for 1 hour/please email for current rates.
CONTACT Sara: email@example.com
For ONLINE lessons:
My students are primarily one-on-one but I've also created group guitar classes and full band courses for women. I find learning music theory fun, but won't force it on you (well, maybe 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 confident musician. 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.
CHICKS WITH PICKS, aka Group Guitar Class for Women 18+
This is a fun women only beginner guitar course that'll cover everything to get you playing and confident, whether you are a complete beginner, or someone in need of reviewing the basics. All materials provided. Usually held 2-3 times per year.
And coming soon...
"BITCHES BREW" Group Guitar Class for Advanced Women Guitarists interested in learned extended jazz chords and soloing structures.
"IRON MAIDENS" Shredding 101 for everything from surf to flamenco to punk.
GUITAR and BASS LESSONS
Learn: sight reading, rhythms, fretboard theory, song structures, fingerpicking, extensive chord theory, harmony, inversions, scales, modes, lead playing and soloing, music theory, and healthy technique. All ages welcome.
All lessons go for 1 hour/please email for affordable current rates.
"Along with teaching me scales, music theory, guitar techniques, mastering pedals and new chords, Sara has also taught me confidence and strength. She offers inspiring advice about conquering song writing ruts, she's easy to talk to, patient, and hilariously funny. She customized lessons catering to what I was interested in learning and instilled good habits. Sara is a talented musician, courage giver, performance coach, style idol, trusted punk rock sage, and wonderful friend."-
SCHOOL OF ROCK for GIRLS
WOMENS BAND WORKSHOP (aka "Ladies Jam")
Rate: 20$ for a 2 hour session, currently held once per week for past and ongoing students.
This is a group class for women guitarists, singers, bassists, and drummers who want a chance to play with other budding musicians. Practice chops while learning songwriting, playing in a band setting, harmonizing, and basically get invaluable practice in. All different levels welcomed. Coached by Sara.