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Indigo S.

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Learn to finally understand the guitar, identify what you hear, and play what you imagine

Guitar is my main squeeze. I love to help people enjoy the instrument as much as I do. learn to shred a rock solo, fingerpick a folk song, or transcribe miles davis. learn to play what you hear on records without resorting to you tube instructional videos or tabs. learn to understand the fretboard and use that understanding intuitively and musically. If you are already an accomplished musician, enhance your ability to employ techniques like chord weaving on the guitar, craft better solos, write more sophisticated chord progressions, etc.
About Indigo S.

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 previously only dreamed of. These universal building blocks of music apply across all genres. 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.

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2006

Age: 10+

Speaks english

Instructor details
Subject: Guitar
Ear Training
Music Theory
Teaches 6 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
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Teacher's studio

Indigo has really helped me get to know and understand the instrument more than ever before. Her focus is building a fluency on the guitar, instead of just memorizing a bulky vocabulary. In our classes she’s demystified music theory concepts that I was too intimidated to approach on my own, and let me hone in on technique with lots of personalized guidance and flexibility. No annoying pretension (though she would definitely be justified in it), just a genuine and supportive love for playing music. Working with Indigo is the most positive experience I’ve had with musical instruction so far!

Posted Apr 11, 2023
Teacher's studio

I’ve looked at several different teaching methods for guitar and Indigo’s is by far the clearest and easiest to follow! Her approach is unique and effective. She is methodical, but flexible, encouraging me to incorporate the things I am practicing with the songs I am selecting helping me to learn more quickly. The videos she creates keep me “on track” between lessons, demonstrating the exercises taught. She has a good sense of humor and is really patient. Most of all I like her consistent desire to find ways to be most helpful as I fumble my way to guitar excellence! If you have researched guitar teachers but haven’t found a good fit, I highly recommend reaching out to Indigo!

Posted Dec 17, 2022

Indigo is a wonderful guitar teacher! Her knowledge is extensive and she does a good job of explaining things. She is patient while also providing accountability. This has helped me tremendously. I highly recommend!

Posted Jul 19, 2022
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Native Proficiency

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