Indigo S

Indigo S.

Brooklyn, NY

About Indigo S.

Indigo teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: October 2006
Last sign in: Today


Indigo has been working in the performing arts since she was biting ankles, first as a dancer and vocalist, and later as a guitarist. She's composed music for and/or sung dozens of international television commercials, spots on Law and Order and songs in Films premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and as a lead guitarist and vocalist, toured the US, Canada, Europe and Iceland, extensively, performing in hundreds of theaters and rock clubs around the world, including-- Madison Square Garden, BAM, The Beacon Theater, Music Hall Of Williamsburg, The Bowery Ballroom, Club Nokia (LA), The Santa Barbara Bowl, The Chicago Theater, Baby's All Right, The Mercury Lounge, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (SF), Pickathon (Portland)

As a teacher, Indigo's method has, at it's core, a commitment to the idea of teaching a man to fish rather than giving him a fish, and every student, regardless of age or experience will be taught to understand, first and foremost, how music works, so that he or she comes away, not only with the skills to play the material covered in the lessons, but, eventually, the ability to teach themselves any other material they're interested in.

With an emphasis on ear training, her natural approach to learning theory, makes even the most wary or challenged student understand with ease, and find pleasure in the process of learning. Rote memorization is eliminated and replaced by a deep understanding, which grows naturally, while technique improves alongside it. Students quickly find themselves able to play, sing and understand things they'd previously only dreamed of.

These building blocks of music are the same regardless of the style of music you're interested in, but technique will be tailored to your specific interests, and from the start, a portion of each lesson will be devoted to learning the material of your choice.

Indigo also specializes in coaching songwriters, and can, in a gentle and non-invasive way, help to guide you through the process of both mastering craft, and establishing your own individual voice as a writer.

Photos and Videos

My band, Shy Hunters. I compose the music, play all guitars,and sing.


Lead Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter
Jun 2015 - Present
My Full Name

A new project under my own name. Currently gigging in NYC- Le Poisson Rouge, Rough Trade, Mercury Lounge, Baby's all right, etc. Release date 2017

Apr 2011 - Present
Shy Hunters

producer, songwriter, lead singer and guitarist

Lead Guitarist/ back-up vocalist
Apr 2013 - Oct 2014
Dawn Landes

touring band, US and Canada, opening for Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2014
Jolie Holland

Recording and touring band, Lead guitarist, back-up vocalist

Jan 2012 - May 2012
The Barrow St Theater

Lead guitarist for off Broadway production of "Hit The Wall".

Oct 2008 - Oct 2008
Yoko Ono

Recording band, Guitarist for 2009 release, "Ask The Elephant"

May 1996 - Feb 2003
Crushing, JSM, etc

Vocalist for dozens of National television and radio commercials

33 Reviews on Indigo S.

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Peter Feb 10, 2017
· Guitar · Online
Best instructor I have ever had!
natasha J. Dec 10, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Indigo has a teaching style like no other I have encountered. For a while I've felt stuck & at a plateau with my playing until I started lessons with her. She works to connect your ear & body equally to the guitar, with a goal to be able to express yourself with the instrument as if it were a part of you. The lessons have been truly refreshing, and the work she assigns is stuff I could continue to learn more from for years. I am very excited to see where studying with this teacher will take me in the long run.
Jeff Nov 12, 2016
· Songwriting · Online
Although my pursuit is songwriting, Indigo quickly recognized that more guitar background will help me - so we started there. I'm very encouraged with Indigo's approach, and I'm looking forward to continuing these lessons!
Geoffrey L. Oct 31, 2016
· Singing · Online
Everything Inwas hoping for and more...It feels great to have high expectations surpassed
Graham O. Oct 16, 2016
· Singing · In studio
She was great with our six-year-old son
Daniel Oct 12, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
Spending time with Indigo has made me a better guitarist. She has clearly explained and illustrated interesting and challenging concepts while encouraging my development as a musician. Overall, lessons with Indigo have been a great experience.
Stephanie Sep 29, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Indigo made me feel comfortable right from the first lesson. She is very knowledgeable and I learn and explore something new during every lesson. I would recommend her to anybody looking to improve their voice.
Maggie Sep 26, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
It's hard to imagine a better guitar instructor than Indigo.
As an aspiring singer-songwriter, I came to Indigo a few months ago pleading that she teach me the ins and outs of the instrument. I tasked her with this: save me from joining the masses of capo-dependent hopefuls.
Not only does she customize lessons with my goals in mind (ear training, technique, theory), but she breaks down the 'intimidating' concepts in a sneaky way. One day, while practicing, I started to realize her genius! No longer is the guitar a complete mystery to me.
She is easy-going, patient and encouraging.
I look forward to my lessons with Indigo every week. I think of her as a mentor and hope to work with her for a long time.
Needless to say, I highly recommend!! I imagine with her brilliant skills and experience Indigo would make a wonderful teacher for just about anyone!
Jorge J. Sep 24, 2016
· Singing · In studio
Indigo was an amazing instructor. I met her at her studio and she was always punctual.

I am a complete beginner to singing and she was very respectful and understanding of this. I typically would make a lot of self deprecating jokes because of how nervous I was, but she would reassure me and continue to train me.

I had to stop taking lessons because I moved away but I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
Marcelo Sep 18, 2016
· Guitar · Online
I was looking for a teacher that was able to teach (a lot) of the gaps I have in my playing. I learned to play other people songs and had cover bands, but never really thought about what I was doing.

Indigo approach to the guitar is exactly what I was looking for: A harmony / melody first approach that is guiding me through theory in a simple, natural way.

I don't need to memorize scale shapes, chords shapes. In a couple of weeks I've learned to understand them and I we're starting to dive deeper.

Overall Indigo is clearly knowledgeable, extremely patient and is able to communicate complex subjects in a simple way. I feel that I am evolving a lot each week and this is even more than I was looking for.

I highly recommend Indigo if you're looking to learn to play the guitar or understand it like I did!
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