Leon Muhudinov

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About Leon Muhudinov

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Guitar lessons for beginners to advanced guitar players. Learn the tricks that will take your playing to the next level! Professional guitar lessons by patient, experienced & dedicated teacher who will take the extra steps to make you happy as you learn to play this great instrument. Lessons are uniquely tailored to meet the student's needs and interests. Have fun while learning your favorite songs and pieces.

Leon Muhudinov is a guitarist-composer-educator based in the New Jersey/NYC area. His musical fantasies embrace classical guitar repertoire, world fusion, psychedelic progressive rock, blues, funk, country, and cinematic scores for film and TV. He is currently working on a recording of early lute/guitar music, and recently performed on the Guitar Wizards compilation CD featuring members of Aerosmith, Whitesnake, and Guns N' Roses, released on Versailles Records in 2014.

Described as "an artist worthy of some well-earned name recognition" and "one of the most versatile guitarists around" by 20th Century Guitar Magazine, Leon is a versatile musician and accomplished guitar player. His knowledge, enthusiasm and willingness to take extra steps has earned him respect among both colleagues and clients.

* Styles on Acoustic or Electric include classical, pop, country, rock, blues, metal, jam band, folk, ethnic/world and more

* Learn the tricks that will make you a great guitar player! Many students go on to school and community settings, or even form their own performing groups

*Posture, Technique, Chord Theory, Improvisation, Lead Playing, Songwriting, Composition, Sightreading Notation/Tablature, etc.

* Lessons available in English, Russian, and Spanish

* Offering partner, group and ensemble classes

* Help in selecting proper instrument, materials, accessories

* Guitar lessons also available on Skype

* Serving towns of Bergen County including Allendale, Alpine, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Elmwood Park, Fair Lawn, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Lodi, Montvale, Northvale, Old Tappan, Park Ridge, Saddle Brook, Saddle River, Tenafly, Wayne, Westwood, Upper Saddle River, and more!


Glen Rock, NJ 07452


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  • 5/5 stars

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    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 and 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.

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

  • 5/5 stars

    Passionate guitarist shares his knowledge and enthusiasm in an easy to understand, friendly approach. Learned both contemporary and classical styles of guitar playing. Fantastic Teacher

Question and answer

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. Usually, students take lessons one-on-one. They really enjoy their lessons because the material we learn is always applied to their interests/favorite songs. This really motivates them and keeps them practicing, which is great for the student, (as well as whoever is paying for the lesson.) It's really inspiring and rewarding to see how enthusiastic students become about playing the guitar or learning an instrument in general.

Occasionally, students will also take classes with a friend or in a group setting which is great because they gain experience interacting with others. Many of my advanced students go on to perform with their own groups.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. I would suggest to look for a teacher that will not only help you learn guitar, but really encourage and inspire the student in developing a passion for playing an instrument because that is something they can enjoy and share for years to come. Furthermore, when students apply what they learned in occasional group settings, they really gain experience interacting with others.

Also, feel free to ask any questions you might have whether it is about experience teaching, other references & testimonials, or questions about selecting a guitar.

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