Lonnie Leibowitz Music

Lonnie Leibowitz Music

5.0 (8)
1 employee
46 years in business

About this pro

I'm very knowledgeable and experienced.

I teach as I live. . .with passion and honesty. . .

I am successful in all of the areas that I am represented as a teacher. I have had film and TV placements for my original pop and jazz music. My songs have charted internationally. I have had my jazz music also sell internationally. I have played many concerts, clubs, and gigs of all types over the years. I am professionally capable as an audio engineer/producer/composer and arranger.

I love to share my wonderful joy of music, as a teacher. It has always been the reason I have had a music career. I try to unlock what is personal and individually expressive  and unique within each students' soul and mind. Providing the technical training is just a "jumping off" point for me. As you can imagine, this type of approach requires a deeper view and is generally harder than teaching students the same way. I'll put in extra energy and thought to insure that a student stays motivated and focused, having a blast at the same time. Feel free to ask me any questions. . .

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Shrub Oak, NY 10588
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8 Reviews


  • Emily Mazzella

    Lonnie truly focuses on your individual wants and needs for reaching your optimal performance and self expression! Lonnie delves deeper than the repertoire you work with, and his open-minded, fresh energy is truly amazing to be around/work with!

  • Amy Mazzella

    Awesome vocal coach!

  • Gina Ferrari

    I needed help with my breathing technique and Lonnie was able to isolate what I was doing wrong and we started working on fixing my bad singing habits right away. He is patient and takes a very personalized approach to the musician’s/vocalist’s individual needs. He is also a talented pianist and can very easily transpose keys to accompany a singer to a key that best suits their voice. Lonnie has made me a much better vocalist and I highly recommend him.

  • John Philpott

    Lonnie is a true musical soul. As performer, composer, and most of all in his teaching approach he delivers a heartfelt message to the listener/student. He has shown himself to be, in many areas of the music field to be totally knowledgable and dependable. My kids love him.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Each student is an indivdual. Please read my description. . .

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BA Music composition. 3 and 1/2 decades of private and music school teaching experience. Same for performance and recording. I currently have an international distribution deal with Sony. I have developed and contributed to the successful music careers of many former and current students. This information is available on request, after an initial communication/conversation.

How did you get started teaching?

I was hired by a local music store/school, based on my reputation in the area as a teacher and musician. I started teaching at 18.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with instrumentalists on piano, all levels, and all genres. (classical, jazz, blues, rock, and pop) I have also taught guitar and bass guitar for beginning and intermediate levels. I have also voice trained and coached a large array of talented singers. This is an area that is close to my heart these days, with my own singing, and the vocals of a new upcoming. talented generation.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Last year, I got hired, and performed as a jazz pianist on a wonderful artists' new jazz ensemble CD. I also did 5 outdoor shows last summer as a jazz pianist and singer. I also accompanied about 20 singers at a wonderful recital at a music school I was then affiliated with. . .it was a very musical spring and summer last year.

P.S. I got a new contract for international distribution and radio promotion of my original music.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Meet with a few of them. Ask plenty of questions. Find out the success rate for their former students. (Musically, enjoyment wise, and also professionally, if you are really serious about music.)

Get an overall sense of who they are as people. You will be spending time with them weekly. It should be a joyous experience.

Let your intuition guide your choice. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

That's always an individual thing. My last paragraph covers this in a general way...

Good luck and musical happiness to all!