Electric Guitar Lessons

Electric Guitar Lessons Bergen County NJ, NY, Online

Serving Cresskill, Fair Lawn, Ridgewood, Haworth, Old Tappan, Tenafly and more over 15 years!
 

Acoustic Guitar Classical Guitar | Ukulele 

Songwriting & Composition | Improvisation

The electric guitar is such an expressive and exciting modern instrument used in classic rock, rockabilly, boom chick, blues, jazz, pop, surf, 80s hair metal and much more.

  • Learn your favorite classic rock songs by bands like The Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica...
  • Expand your chord vocabulary. Learn Jazz and Bossa Nova m7b5, dim, and aug chords so you can play through any song with confidence. (This can also expand your arpeggios and licks)
  • Learn epic solos like Hotel California, Sultans of Swing, Bohemian Rhapsody, Sweet Child O’Mine, November Rain, One, and more.
  • Improve your right hand picking technique, legato phrasing, and more.
  • Expand your bag of guitar licks and tricks.
  • Become more comfortable improvising and create your own tasteful, melodic solos. Make your guitar sing like your favorite guitarists in the styles of...

Extraordinary Electric Fingerpickers: Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Knopfler 

Classic Rock and Blues: Hendrix, Vaughn, Page, Blackmore

Melodic Epic Leads: Gilmour, Brian May, Slash

Jammers: Jerry Garcia, Trey Anastasio

Shredders: Van Halen, Yngwie, Morse

 

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General Subjects Taught

After getting frustrated watching online videos, many guitarists contact me to receive help from a real person who cares and understands you. Whether you need help in navigating the fretboard with more ease, expanding your chord and theory knowledge, or want to solo with more confidence when playing with the band, I would be happy to hear more about your musical interests.

 

Some of the general topics we can cover include:

Posture & Technique

Syncing the hands

Understanding Chords/Notation/Tab 

Picking, Fingerpicking, & Strumming

Scales and Modes

Music Theory

Triads

Arpeggios

Chord Vocabulary

Ear Training

Improvising

Learning stylistic licks and phrases

Play chord-melody arrangements

Help with Songwriting & Recording

Electric Guitar Lessons for Teenagers

Learn to play your favorite music on the electric. Students eagerly await their guitar lesson every week and are always excited about learning new songs. Many also pursue opportunities in performing with rock bands, jazz band, songwriting and recording. Play the way you’ve always wanted in a stress-free, fun environment.

 

Electric Guitar Lessons for Adults

Whether you grew up with classic rock, jamming to the Grateful Dead, shredding 80s hard rock & hair metal, or 90s grunge, together we can tackle the styles and songs you want to learn. If you’re just starting out, we can get moving on the right track. For advanced guitar players, we often zoom in on specific techniques and tricks to take your playing to the next level. I also help guitarists prepare for gigs or recordings if needed. If you’re interested in getting started, please get in touch. I look forward to learning about your guitar goals.

Meet Your Teacher

For 15+ years, Leon has been the go-to guitar teacher for serious guitarists looking to expand their horizons. Through a fun and unique approach, he has consistently helped guitar players tackle challenges, grow as musicians, and pursue their personal music endeavors.

Leon has numerous solo releases as a recording artist, and was featured on Guitar Wizards vol. 3/4 and various compilations including Tribute to Van Halen, Queen, and Deep Purple. He has performed & recorded alongside members of Mick Taylor, Blues Saraceno, Chris Poland, Whitesnake, Dio, & Garden State Opera. He has also contributed music for documentary film.

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