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Sara Landeau

 Sara Landeau
Instructor of Guitar
Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts, Art History
Brooklyn College
Master of Fine Arts, Sonic Arts (Concentration in Electric Guitar and Sound Studies)
University of California Santa Barbara
Doctor of Philosophy, Ethnomusicology (In Progress)

About Sara

Internationally acclaimed guitarist, songwriter, and composer Sara Landeau is a versatile performer with extensive international and regional performance experiences. She has headlined renowned music festivals worldwide with legendary bands Bikini Kill and The Julie Ruin. Sara has a notable discography, having written, recorded, and released multiple albums, singles, and videos across various popular styles. Her guitar compositions are showcased on prestigious platforms, high-profile TV series, commercials, movies, and new media.

In addition to her performing career, Sara Landeau is an award-winning educator with an MFA in music and ongoing Ph.D. studies. With two decades of expertise in guitar instruction, ensemble leadership, and popular music education, she is recognized for her teaching excellence. Sara has received accolades such as the 2023 Lessonface Spotlight Guitar Teacher Award (among 2500+ teachers) and the 2015 Girls Rock Camp Teaching Excellence and Activist Award. She is known for her creative, collaborative, and passionate approach to guitar instruction, emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of music-making.

  • 2023 Lessonface Spotlight Guitar Teacher Award
  • 2015 Girls Rock Camp Teaching Excellence and Activist Award

Bachelor of Arts, Art History - Columbia University

M.F.A., Sonic Arts - Brooklyn College

Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (In Progress) - University of California Santa Barbara