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Hi! My name is Ian Leinbaugh. I'm a music educator based in Carrboro, North Carolina.

I've been a songwriting guitarist & recordist for over 20 years and a teacher for the last 15+ years.

Combining my love of helping people remove any barriers to creative expression with the knowledge I gained in pursuing degrees in music and anthropology from UNC Chapel Hill, I take a personalized, holistic approach in guiding students to maximize their musical abilities.

I teach guitar, bass, ukulele, songwriting, production, music theory, recording, and general music appreciation to students of all ages and skill levels.

I'm a massive music nerd and enjoy working with folks on all types of music--acoustic, electric, any style!--and bring my experience with what is probably way too many types of music to help you reach your musical goals. 

I am currently teaching both virtually and in person with safety precautions to help ensure the wellbeing of our community.

Weekly lessons are offered in 30, 45, and 60-minute blocks for $130, $195, and $260 per month, respectively.

For more information, please feel free to check out my policies, fee detailsschedule details, and my current availability.


You can book 30 & 60 minute lessons online, and please do reach out if you have questions!

You can also read some very kind words from a few of my students below:

“Ian Leinbaugh is a virtuoso guitarist and a born teacher. He has helped me tremendously, and each lesson is a pleasure.” - Walter B.


"In the five years I've taken guitar with Ian, I have learned so much! He is encouraging and a great teacher. I look forward to my lessons." - Laura B.


"Ian's not only been an excellent guitar teacher for our son, he's also inspired and positively influenced him as a person. Thank you." - Jane B

Check out our new lesson space!

We're delighted to offer a beautiful, well-ventilated teaching environment with a great view of our magical forest of a yard. 

Back Porch Lesson Space Feb 6.HEIC

Converting our back porch into a year-round workspace after parting ways with CMI in August of 2022 was no small feet!

You can watch the before and after by following this link to Instagram.

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