Hi! My name is Ian Leinbaugh and I am a music educator based in Carrboro, North Carolina.
I've been a songwriting guitarist 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--any genre, 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.
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