Barbara Leoni
Rosamond, CA
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Barbara Leoni

Barbara L.

Rosamond, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've played piano since I was in second grade- it was my first love! I like reinforcing the basics so the student has a solid musical understanding that can transfer if they change instruments. If the student likes to learn pop songs, I have a method to teach them the chords and inversions.

About Barbara L.

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.

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John L.
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Barbara, very polite and very knowledgeable, just in the short time I was able to understand what I needed to work on , and she went thru some material and was very Patient with me and I am truly a beginner thank you Barbara for your help you’re awesome thank you

Posted Jun 6, 2020
Tonya
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Barbara is very knowledgeable. I have a Bachelor's degree in music and taught private piano lessons for many years, so I can tell you that she's on top of her game. She has helped me immensely with song writing and voice training. This community is so fortunate to have someone like her available to teach.

Posted Apr 18, 2020
Claudette
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Barbara is very patient with this adult student! She explains things clearly and is easy to understand. I’m glad I found her!

Posted Feb 28, 2020
Micha B.
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Barbara is a great teacher, highly recommended!

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Dustin N.
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Barbara is. Great! Very calm, and takes her time, very patient with my 7 year old.

Posted Feb 27, 2019
Jose
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Barbara is an awesome teacher. She's helped me reach my goals and is consistently able to answer my questions. She makes everything easy to understand and is very patient. I'd highly recommend her to anyone thinking of taking lessons. She's the best!

Posted Feb 22, 2019
Ashlee N.
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Morning took my daughter for the first time to piano lessons, my daughter was nervous but Barbara made her feel welcome. Barbara is very nice patient and knowledgeable we would definitely recommend Barbara to everyone, thank you keep up the awesome work.

Posted Feb 2, 2018
Tim B.
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Barbara was great. I had never played the guitar before, so she was patient with me and her teaching method was such that allowed me to pick up what she wanted me to learn. I have been practicing every day and am looking forward to my next session with her.

Posted Oct 31, 2016
Dave
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Barbara is flexible in adjusting the structure of my lessons to move towards my musical goals.

Posted Oct 1, 2016
Madison K.
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Wow! Barbara is a very professional instructor with great communication skills. I believe that she is one of the best teachers I've met.

Posted Jul 9, 2016
Lissandra S.
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Very nice teacher! For are first time I like the way she was explaining to my daughter She feel comfortable that she is looking forward to go back thank youb she feel comfortable that she is looking forward to go back thank you Barbara! 👍😊

Posted Apr 3, 2016
aleena
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Really great teacher, having fun learning.

Posted Aug 9, 2015
Gina L.
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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.

Posted Jul 15, 2015
Joyce M.
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Loved my Granddaughters first lesson with Barbara. She is very patient and easy to understand. I would recommend her to anyone.

Posted Jul 22, 2014
Shadrick M.

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.

Posted May 4, 2013
TerryG

Feedback

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

Posted Jun 13, 2012

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Experience

Musician and teacher
Jan 1991 - Present

Self employed

Professional musician and teacher for over 25 years.

Education

Graduated with honors
Sep 1989 - Sep 1990

Musician's Institute, Hollywood

Awards

Ibanez USA Custom Guitar
Sep 1990

Musician's Institute

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