Guitarist | Composer | Teacher

Leon Muhudinov is a guitarist-composer-teacher based in NJ and the greater NYC area. Described as an “artist worthy of well earned name recognition” and one of the most versatile guitarists around by 20th Century Guitar Magazine, he can be heard performing classical guitar, boom chick, world music, progressive rock, and more.  
 

Leon was recently featured on The Many Faces of Queen, an album including recordings by Queen and Smile, and covers of their songs. The Adventures of Leonid, recorded a cover of “I’m Going Slightly Mad” written by Freddie Mercury. Other recent recordings include Three Odd Numbers, a Halloween-themed release with arrangements of thriller and horror film music by Herrmann and Morricone. 
 

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Leon Muhudinov is a guitarist-composer-educator based in New Jersey and NYC. Described as “an artist worthy of well-earned name recognition  and  one of the most versatile guitarists around” by 20th Century Magazine, he can be heard performing classical guitar, boom chick, world fusion, prog rock, and jam band music. 
 
 
Introduced to a wealth of music by his parents, Leon took up the guitar at an early age and built a strong foundation with classical guitar teacher, George Glock.  He later met luthier/fingerstyle extraordinaire Tom Doyle, who inspired another dimension in his playing. Other influences include Agustin Barrios, John Williams, Julian Bream, Steve Howe, Phish, Queen, Deep Purple, Jeff Beck, Slash, Brian May, and Chet Atkins.
 
 
Leon’s 2003 solo album, Tasty Guitar Treats, was a mix of classical, new age, and country-jazz influences; an assortment of originals, and popular covers by the Beatles, Chet Atkins, and Scott Joplin.  He later formed The Adventures of Leonid, an instrumental group featuring a rotating lineup of friends and great musicians on various projects. AoL’s self-titled debut was released in 2005 on Mad Hands Records and features veteran drummer, Mad Mike Cullens (Chuck Berry, Mick Taylor). Combining elements of rock, classical, funk, surf rock, and Eastern melodies, journalist Dmitry Epstein called it “a highly enjoyable record of rare elegance.” 
 
 
Leon has contributed music to independent films and National Geographic documentaries dealing with animal rights, environmental, and humanitarian issues. In 2011, he was featured as a composer for Project Oliver, a series to build improved spaces for rescued primates such as Oliver, "the missing link" chimpanzee. He also performed for the Global Human Rights Torch Relay and Edison Wetlands restoration benefit.  
 
 
He is also featured on the Van Halen Tribute album, Take Your Whiskey Home, alongside current/former members of Aerosmith, Journey, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Yngwie Malmsteen band, released on Versailles Records in 2012.  Other compilations include Guitar Wizards Vol 3 in 2014 and upcoming tributes to Queen and Deep Purple.
 
 
In addition to his solo releases, Leon has worked and appeared on recordings alongside members of Chuck Berry, Journey, Dio, Whitesnake, Garden State Opera, and Metropolitan Opera. He performs solo, with his duo Combo Combo, and other ensembles regularly throughout the Tri-State area and is passionate about sharing the gift of music, maintaining a busy schedule of guitar students. 
 Leon Muhudinov is a guitarist-composer-teacher based in NJ and NYC. Described as “an artist worthy of well-earned name recognition  and  one of the most versatile guitarists around” by 20th Century Magazine, he can be heard performing classical guitar, boom chick, world fusion, prog rock, and jam band music. 

An eclectic musician and composer, Leon writes music in a wide range of styles. Some influences  include George Glock, Tom Doyle, Barrios, Tarrega, John Williams, Julian Bream, French Impressionism, film scores, Phish, 60s Surf, Queen, Deep Purple, Jeff Beck, Indian classical music, Slash, Zappa, Chet Atkins, and various world music.

 

Leon’s 2003 solo album, Tasty Guitar Treats, combined classical, new age, and country-jazz influences; an assortment of originals, and popular covers by the Beatles, Chet Atkins, and Scott Joplin.  He later formed The Adventures of Leonid, an instrumental group featuring a rotating lineup of friends and musicians on various projects. The Adventures of Leonid self-titled debut was released in 2005 on Mad Hands Records and features veteran drummer, Mad Mike Cullens (Chuck Berry, Mick Taylor). Combining elements of rock, classical, funk, surf, and Eastern melodies, journalist Dmitry Epstein called it “a highly enjoyable record of rare elegance.”  

Leon has contributed music to films dealing with animal rights, environmental, and humanitarian issues. In 2011, he was featured as a composer for Project Oliver, a series to build improved spaces for rescued primates such as Oliver, "the missing link" chimpanzee. Film credits include The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and The End of Apartheid and Under Cane for National Geographic. He also performed for the Global Human Rights Torch Relay and Edison Wetlands restoration benefit.   

In 2012, Leon was featured on the Van Halen Tribute album, Take Your Whiskey Home, released on Versailles Records.  Other contributions include Guitar Wizards Vol. 3 in 2014 and tributes to Deep Purple and Queen.  

Leon has worked and appeared on recordings alongside members of Aerosmith, Chuck Berry, Journey, Dio, Poison, Whitesnake, Garden State Opera, and Broadway. He performs solo, and with other projects throughout the Tri-State area.

Passionate about sharing the gift of music, Leon maintains a busy schedule of guitar lessons and music classes to students throughout Bergen County, NJ and online. As a guitar teacher and mentor, he helps dedicated guitarists overcome challenges so they can grow as musicians, discover joy in their practice, and experience their own music journey...

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