Indigo Street

Indigo S.

Brooklyn, NY

About Indigo S.

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

Overview

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.

Experience

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

songwriter/guitarist/vocalist

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.

Guitarist

Jun 2011 - Sep 2014
Jolie Holland

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

Guitarist

Jan 2012 - May 2012
The Barrow St Theater

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

Guitarist

Oct 2008 - Oct 2008
Yoko Ono

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

Vocalist

May 1996 - Feb 2003
Crushing, JSM, etc

Vocalist for dozens of National television and radio commercials

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25 Reviews on Indigo S.

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Jorge J. Sep 24, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Marcelo Sep 18, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
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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Ross Sep 12, 2016
Singing · In studio
Indigo is a great teacher. She provides a comfortable and supportive learning environment (which is especially important when learning to sing!) and manages to clearly articulate a bunch of concepts and sensations that would be difficult, if not impossible, to discover on your own. I'd highly recommend her!
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Laura Aug 27, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Indigo is great. She has tailored my lessons around the specific areas of the guitar that I'm looking to work on (ranging from theory to improvisation), and as a result I'm developing a fuller understanding of the instrument from the inside out (and outside in, in terms of song work). Patient, flexible, and very chill, too, it goes without saying. Very much recommend!
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Caly Jul 24, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Indigo is great1 I learned a lot and can't wait for my next lesson!
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Nikki N. Jun 18, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Indigo is a brilliant no nonsense teacher who taught me a nugget of theory that has completely changed my understanding of the guitar and made me feel like I could actually understand the guitar rather than just memorizing chords and promptly forgetting them!
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Jane May 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
A great teacher! Indigo has an extraordinary way of breaking down the most complex ideas into small manageable bits. Ideas I've struggled with for a long time are suddenly coming to light! She is very passionate about her students and I hope to study with her for a long time!
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Zachary May 11, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Indigo is amazing!!! Before meeting with Indigo, I was mostly self taught. Since I have started working with her, i've made great strides in both ear training and my overall understanding of the layout of the guitar. Indigo is extremely passionate and talented at what she does and cares deeply about the success of her students.
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pietro fdfd Apr 13, 2016
Guitar · Online
very good
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Naftali Apr 6, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great instructor, very flexible, caters lessons to needs of students