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"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? :) " - Brandon
"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." -Demi
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Leon is a patient, experienced and dedicated teacher who will take the extra steps to make you happy as you learn to play this great instrument. Beginners just getting started to intermediate and advanced players looking to take their playing to the next level are welcome! Guitar lessons (Acoustic or Electric) are uniquely tailored to meet the student's needs and interests. Have fun while learning your favorite songs/pieces and learn the tricks that will make you a great guitar player.
He teaches privately and is also on faculty at Woodside Music Studios NJ. With a busy teaching schedule of over 40 students per week, Leon teaches a wide range of styles to students from beginners to advanced players. Many of his students participate in school and community settings while others perform regularly with various groups and projects, and continue to pursue their musical education, career, and passion.
The benefit of receiving private one-on-one guitar lessons is the opportunity to have focused, individualized instruction that is uniquely tailored to address the student’s personal needs. Here, the student can ask questions and receive instant feedback, continuously working together with the teacher.
In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in partner/group sessions with others of similar age, level, and interests. Interacting with others will help improve listening skills and gain an understanding of different roles in a group setting.
A focus on Classical Guitar studies will help students develop a strong technique and musical approach, while gaining an appreciation for the history of the guitar and repertoire of compositions.
- Learn the tricks that will make you a great guitar player!
- Styles: Classical Guitar, Fingerstyle, Folk, Latin, Spanish, South American, Pop, Rock, Metal, Blues, Bluegrass, Funk, R&B, Jamband, Grunge, Alternative, Country, and various World Music and Ethnic styles.
Subjects: Posture, Technique, Sight Reading Notation/Tablature, Improvisation/Lead Playing, Theory, Ear Training/Transcription, Composition, and Songwriting. In addition, topics of music history, cultures, and world music styles are applied to offer the student a more holistic approach to their musical studies, broadening their appreciation.
Partner & Group/Ensemble classes available
Help in selecting proper instrument, materials, accessories
- Lessons in English, Russian, or Spanish
Serving towns of Bergen County including Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Little Falls, Maywood, Montvale, North Vale, Old Tappan, Park Ridge, Ridgewood, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, Teaneck, Tenafly, Wayne, Westwood, Woodcliff Lakes, Upper Saddle River and more!
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