Online Guitar Lessons
Classical | Electric | Acoustic
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Next Semester Starts
January 26th, 2021
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- Stay safe and play the music you love.
- Learn remotely in the comfort of your home.
- Reduce driving and scheduling hassles.
- Highly effective even with little prior experience.
- All you need is a phone, iPad, or computer.
- Platforms include FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, and more.
- Learn guitar from anywhere in the world.
Unlock the Guitarist Within
Beginners to advanced guitar players can learn key teachings and guitar tricks that will help you overcome challenges, take your playing to another level, and help you grow as a musician.
Younger students to experienced adults LOVE their lessons! Experience all the wonderful benefits of playing a musical instrument while discovering the intrinsic joy in your practice.
Not only do lessons become the most enjoyable hour of their week, students develop a passion for music and learning as they continue their journey, sharing the gift for many years to come...
Learn Key Teachings
There is so much information out there, and yet, more than ever people are still searching for a real person who really cares about your musical goals.
Just sifting through guitar resources, methods, videos, etc. can take years and then how will that information be digested, organized, understood and put to use?
After some frustration, so many guitarists and musicians have come to me and happily realize you can really unlock your potential, talent and inspiration with a little guidance in the right direction. (Outside distractions are everywhere. The magic is applying the teachings within.)
As a result, you will be excited to pick up the guitar every day, inspired to play songs and pieces you love, understand the language of music making, and unlock your inner music.
Leon is a guitar instructor and mentor who helps dedicated guitarists overcome challenges so they can grow as musicians, discover joy in their practice, and experience their music journey.
Leon teaches privately and is also on faculty at Woodside Music Studio in Park Ridge, NJ.
The benefit of private lessons is the opportunity to have focused, individualized instruction that pays attention to each unique student. Here the student can ask questions, receive feedback, continuously working together with the teacher.
Students can also participate in partner/group sessions. Interacting with others will help improve listening skills and gain an understanding of different roles in a group setting.
Supplementary classical guitar studies will help students develop a strong technique and musical approach, while gaining an appreciation for the history of the guitar and first-rate repertoire of compositions.
Styles: Classical, Fingerstyle, Folk, Pop, Rock, Metal, Blues, Funk, Jam band, Bossa Nova, Jazz, World Music styles, and more...
Subjects: Posture, Technique, Notation-Tablature-Chord Vocabulary, Improvisation-Lead Playing, Theory, Ear Training-Transcription, Composition and Songwriting. In addition, topics of music history and world music styles are applied to offer the student a more holistic approach to their musical studies, broadening their appreciation and understanding.
"I am a self-taught 50 year old guitar player who touched various styles of music over the years. Earlier this year, I decided to break away from the same old rock and blues riffs and learn something new. I didn't even know what I wanted to learn at that time, but after a brief phone interview, I decided to work with Leon and I never looked back since.
Leon is such a versatile player and his knowledge and ability in all kinds of styles never cease to amaze me. We started with Bach pieces that I always admired, but considered to be too intimidating for non-classical players. In no time, I found myself thinking and playing differently whenever I grabbed a classical guitar. Occasionally we jumped around to touch Latin style or good old blues, and I always walked away with new practical knowledge.
Above all, I would like to point out that Leon is a very patient teacher, and he understands each of his student's unique needs, never insisting one way or one style. I would recommend Leon to any level of players, but especially to the advanced ones. We all know how hard it is to find a teacher who can challenge and cultivate advanced level players."
"Leon is a fantastic teacher. I first started taking lessons with him nearly six years ago on the recommendation of a friend. As a teacher he is very clear and very patient. He can take the time to explain every position of every finger and can give you a music history lesson about almost every chord progression. Best of all, he'll often stick around a little longer to jam or give you new ideas. Although we started out with classical and rock pieces, I was able to branch out into other genres like gypsy jazz and flamenco. In fact, Leon introduced me to some of my now favorite jazz guitarists. He has seemingly boundless enthusiasm for whatever your musical interests may be. Plus, he is just generally a great and really friendly person.
"I have learned a lot from you these past few years and I will continue to use everything you have taught me to grow and become even better. Hopefully one day you will be hearing big things about me, and I will never forget the tutelage I have received. You'll always be welcomed up to the stage to take a solo. Just keep the whammy excursions and guitar smashing to a minimum when you do, okay? :) "
"Thank you for teaching my son so much and for all of your hard work" - Kathy
"I have been taking lessons from Leon for over 7 years now and I can honestly say that I would not be the musician I am today without his help. He provided me with a stable foundation in the beginning of our time together, with classical guitar training. He shared his musical tastes with me which spanned a wide variety of artists and composers. I found the pieces to be engaging, challenging, and still fun. I am now in college and see Leon irregularly, but he still manages to aid me. I write my own music now and he helps cultivate my works with his own knowledge of the music, including how the industry works. In total, he is a kind, considerate, and vastly talented music teacher who I would recommend in a heartbeat."
"I had been seeking a guitar teacher to further along my attempts to get better at finger-picking and learn how to play some of the tunes of my favorite folk singers-- I found Leon online and exchanged a few e-mails with him before we met up for the first lesson. He seemed like the ideal choice for me. Leon is a fantastic teacher-- he immediately was enthusiastic and interested in helping me along to grasp the songs I wanted to work on. His teaching style is very clear and has had me learning at a faster pace with a more thorough understanding of the material then I ever have before. He's extremely personable and always inviting you ask questions and grasp the theory behind the music. He writes everything out for you, and makes it pleasurable and easy to practice. I'm extremely happy with Leon and would recommend him to anyone looking to learn guitar -- beginners or advanced players-- Leon is a great teacher." - Tom
"Thank you so much for the lessons. I feel like I have grown so much over the years and have learned so much about the guitar. It's been fun!" - Gwyneth
"Thank you for your dedication!" - Susan
"Thank you for teaching me guitar all these years. You have taught me so much and have expanded my tastes greatly. I can't thank you enough." - Eric
"Thank you for another great year of lessons!" - Hailey and Family