Guitar Students

Listen to some of Leon’s wonderful guitar students below:

My students include experienced performers, singer-songwriters, teen rockers, adult rock n’ rollers, classical players, and fascinating people from all walks of life. 

Adult guitar students and clients come from a variety of fields including: music, education, engineering, medicine, law, data, IT, and more.

High school guitar students include those attending Bergen county NJ public schools as well as private schools Bergen Academy, Dwight Englewood, The Frisch School, Primoris Academy, and more.

University guitar students include those from Stevens Institute of Technology, NYU, UPenn, and more.

Not only do guitar lessons become the most enjoyable hour of their week, but students develop a passion they can experience and share for years to come...

They find their unique path, record their own albums, and perform with their groups. It is so rewarding to see these dedicated guitarists grow as musicians!


Stephen is a terrific, versatile player with lots of experience.  He plays a variety of styles on acoustic and electric guitar, piano, and he sings!  He performed with his own group in Korea, writing original songs in Korean and in English.  His goal was to tackle some great classical guitar pieces.

We recently performed together at a small festival and decided to record this Cello Prelude by Bach.



Brian worked with me for many years, starting from scratch as a young rocker to being a virtuosic guitarist and developing his own unique musical path. He is a tremendous talent playing classical repertoire, jazz, rock, shred, piano, vocals, and more. He also performed with his own bands and recording projects. 


Sweet Tea 

Here is Brandon’s band, Sweet Tea, performing their original, The Road Pt. 2. Can you hear those Hendrix and Doors vibes? Their wonderful EP combines elements of rock, funk, blues, and more!


Here is Adam’s modern prog rock band, Sawce, performing their original instrumental, Good Morning. The CHON-inspired tune includes blazing chops, math rock rhythms, and rad harmonies.


Adam is a talented guitarist who has studied a variety of styles including classical, classic rock, and jam bands over the years, making him an awesome and versatile musician. Here he is performing an exciting jam on the classic tune, Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits.



Brandon studied with me for 4 years and is now studying Recording Arts at Loyola Marymount in LA.  He is extremely versatile and talented; other than his rad guitar chops (and occasional stage antics), he also plays the drums, bass, piano, clarinet, and electric kazoo!!  Here is Brandon performing a beautiful Jeff Beck-inspired instrumental guitar version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow from Leon's Guitar Students on Vimeo.


Shayla began taking guitar lessons quite recently and she is off to a great start.  She has a very natural technique and was interested in learning more fingerstyle songs.  Here she performs an instrumental version of the classic tune, House of the Rising Sun.

House of the Rising Sun from Leon's Guitar Students on Vimeo.


Tom has been playing "obscure classics" from the psychedelic folk era. He's a great fingerstyle player, tackling the intricate right hand patterns that accompany his sensitive singing & insightful lyrics. But does he have enough guitars to accompany so many alternate tunings!? Here's Tom performing First Girl I Loved by the Incredible String Band. Take a look at his psychedelic acoustic geetar!


Demi studied with me for nearly 10 years as we covered a variety of artists and composers. Not only is he a versatile guitarist and talented musician, but he has grown into a fantastic songwriter with his own unique musical voice. He recently released his 2nd album with his band, Sartious. The songs sound great, and you can also find lyrics, fun facts, and other info here.

Here is a track from the album called A Bizarre Creation.