Lonnie Leo Guitar And Voice

Lonnie Leo Guitar And Voice

5.0 (2)
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

I've been teaching guitar professionally for the last eight years and voice for the last five. I have toured with major Country artists, fronted wedding bands, played solo acoustic and full band shows in Nashville bars, played lead in a variety of church environments from traditional gospel to modern CCM. My first album is available everywhere and my second is almost done! I want to help you reach your goals by making detailed lesson plans designed help you grow in the areas you'd like to improve. [email protected], Spotify-Lonnie Leo. Thanks!

I love seeing growth in students; it's very fulfilling to help others in the ways my teachers and peers have helped me become the musician I am today!

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Credentials

Melrose, TN 37204
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Daniel Murphy

    Lonnie’s an amazing guitar teacher whether you’re just starting out or wanting to take your playing to the next level. He’s a versatile musician who has experience playing many different genres of music professionally and can clearly show you what he’s learned from that to apply to your playing. He is a great guitarist and a great mentor and I got a lot out of my lessons with him.

  • Milo S.

    He’s super patient and extremely knowledgeable about music. He understands how to adjust to your pace and he’s super relatable. He looks at you as a person. Not just a student. He values your desire to be better than “good enough” and he’ll hold you accountable. He’s one of the best!



FAQs


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

The first thing I do is ask each student to define their expectations for themselves. Do you want to become a stronger songwriter? Do you want to be an electrifying frontman? Do you want to shred like Eddie Van Halen? I exist in all these spaces and can offer advice and things that have helped me grow, but the first thing is we have to know where we're going before we set out. After our first lesson I can write up a detailed plan telling you exactly how long to practice different techniques, scales, songs, motifs, whatever they may be each day and I guarantee you'll see improvement. It's much more effective in music to do a shorter practice daily than go several days without practicing and trying to cram it all into one session.  


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

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from North Park University in Chicago as well as eight years as a full-time gigging musician. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$20 for half an hour, $35 for an hour


How did you get started teaching?

I had parents and younger players come up to me after hearing me play at church, at festivals, in bars etc.. I've always loved helping people grow; it's very fulfilling to pass on what my teachers and peers have put in me to anyone who wants to better themselves. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with children as young as eight all the way to grown men in their fifties, anyone who wants to learn is welcome. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I saw one of my favorite modern guitar players, Mark Lettieri, at City Winery in Nashville shortly before everything started closing down in light of the pandemic. I really needed that that night, music can be so healing.


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

Really think and ask yourself what about music makes you come alive and try and find someone who can help you grow in that specific area. 


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

Make a list of your favorite musicians and songs you'd like to work on. I try to incorporate theory and aural skills as soon as possible with all my students, but I try and teach it through songs they want to learn- it's kind of a two birds one stone approach in that respect.