Barbara Leoni

Barbara L.

Rosamond, CA
Everything Barbara Teaches

Levels taught:

    Barbara teaches

    5 & Up

    Teaching since

    March 1987

    Last background check
    Barbara passed a background check on 02/10/2015 that included the following:
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    5.0 hours

    About Barbara


    Originally from Wisconsin, I was a music student at UW LaCrosse before coming to LA to attend Musician's Institute in Hollywood,(GIT) where I graduated with honors and was awarded a USA Custom Ibanez guitar. I remained in LA working in numerous bands spanning a wide variety of musical styles including blues, rock, country, surf, and even Persian music! With "The California Girls", an all female surf band, I opened for "The Beach Boys" , "The Safaris", "Jan and Dean", "Steppin Wolf"; toured the US playing theaters, fairs, casinos; and played overseas for the troops in Bosnia, Kosovo, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Iraq, Afghanistan, Norway, Germany, the Pacific Islands, and Diego Garcia. Most recently I was a member of the Greg London band, an impressionist with whom I performed in Leicester Square in the West End of London, at Harrah's Reno and the Las Vegas Hilton for extended runs. I fill in with "ThundHerStruck", an all female AC/DC tribute band and recently did a tour to Afghanistan with them. I also have a band called "Sierra Highway" that performs in the Antelope Valley.
    I have studied vocal technique extensively with Robert Edwards, renown vocal coach to the stars (Christina Aguilera, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow ) and learned to teach his method which is similar to the famous "Seth Riggs" method. I have played piano since early childhood.
    I look forward to helping you achieve your musical goals and tailoring your lessons specifically to your needs!

    *** Lesson Details ***
    I like to combine specific basics about music and technique with material you would really enjoy learning and performing. Each song or piece has several lessons that can be learned from it. If you enjoy the material, you are more likely to practice every day and progress! You will have opportunities to perform at a recital solo or as a part of a group.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    Private commercial studio w/ piano, amps, mic, and seating for parents

    *** Specialties ***
    Guitar is my main thing, personally I like blues/rock.

    Photos and Videos

    Barbara L performing Little Wing


    Graduated with honors

    Sep 1989 - Sep 1990
    Musician's Institute, Hollywood


    Ibanez USA Custom Guitar

    Sep 1990
    Musician's Institute
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    5 Reviews on Barbara L.

    aleena Aug 9, 2015
    Bass Guitar · In studio
    Really great teacher, having fun learning.
    Gina L. Jul 15, 2015
    Piano · In studio
    Verified Student
    Barbara was an amazing teacher. She was very patient with my 4 year old and very nice to work with. Highly recommend if you are looking for someone who is relaxed in their teaching methods.
    Joyce M. Jul 22, 2014
    Singing · In studio
    Verified Student
    Loved my Granddaughters first lesson with Barbara. She is very patient and easy to understand. I would recommend her to anyone.
    Shadrick M. May 4, 2013
    Verified Student
    Flexible and Accommodating Schedules

    I am not the person taking the lessons. It is for my granddaughters, who are 5, 8, and 12. They practice daily and look forward to getting to the classes each week. Teaching takes a lot of patience.
    TerryG Jun 13, 2012

    I am enjoying my guitar lessons with Barbara, and I feel I am making progress. Hopefully, I can continue to improve.