Curtis Leong

Curtis L.

Sacramento, CA

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Curtis delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9 to 75

Teaching since:
June 2009

Hello! I'm a supportive, positive and patient teacher who is passionate about helping my students. Each individual student learns differently and with my professional performance background and having studied in the world renown Guitar Institute of Technology(GIT) program at Musicians Institute, I have gained a well rounded skill set to guide my students in achieving their musical goals.

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I require all of my students to own their own Guitar, Instrument Cable(Electric). I supply most of the lesson material except for the suggested reading books that I recommend for purchase. Of course we can go right into custom tailoring lessons and working on whatever the student wishes to work on. But, I have found through my years of teaching all levels and ages that my suggested curriculum for beginners yields great results.

Beginner - Intermediate:

Suggested Reading Material:
Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1, published by Hal Leonard.

Intermediate - Advanced:

Suggested Reading Material: Music Reading for Guitar (Complete Method) published by Musicians Institute.

*** Specialties ***
Styles of music I specialize in: Blues, Rock, Funk, R&B, Soul, Top 40 & Pop

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Band Leader / Guitarist
Sep 2017 - Present
TurnUp Band

6 - 7 piece Premier Dance band playing all genres of music in Northern California.

Band Leader / Guitarist
Jul 2013 - Present
Sac Of Soul Band

3-5 piece R&B, Blues & Soul cover band that gigs weekly around Northern California.

Jul 2010 - Present
Curtis L.

Providing Guitar duties to anyone or bands needing a guitar player for a certain performance/gig.

Guitar Teacher
Jun 2009 - Present

Jun 2007 - Present
Hula Event

Hawaiian Performance group performing traditional and contemporary Hawaiian Music with Hula Dance Performers.


AA Degree in Guitar Performance
Mar 2010 - Sep 2012
Musicians Institute


Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Dec 2017, Jam in Dm
Dec 2017 at my new place of lessons

Wedding gig November 2017

Summer 2016....miss my old green flame guitar :(

Soul Jazz Improv 2016
Improv over Ballad 2016
HP Roseville Corporate Aloha Party 2015

1/11/2016 Raw footage of a minor blues solo, checking out another new pedal/toy
1/26/2016 Raw Footage of a Pink Floyd Style Backing improvisation.  Mainly checking out some new toys/pedals
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22 Reviews

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Alan Jan 23, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Curtis is a fantastic teacher! He is patient, enthusiastic, and encouraging. He teaches the type of songs you want to learn and not some song from a guitar guidebook. My first lesson was two hours and it quickly went by. I learned a lot, had a lot of fun and am looking forward to my next lesson. If you are in search of a guitar instructor, I would highly recommend him.

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Jas S. Apr 23, 2017
Guitar · In studio

I think Curtis is a very very great teacher he taught me many songs. From Elijah .P

Isaiah L. Feb 25, 2017
Guitar · In home

Excellent teacher, my son is very comfortable with him.

Curtis Oct 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Curtis is very patient and positive. He helps you believe in yourself. He's been where you been as a beginner so he understands.

Bert C. Aug 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Great first lesson. Curtis is very nice, patient and encouraging.

John M. Jul 30, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Very friendly and helpful. I had a great time!

Ben May 1, 2016
Guitar · In home

Curtis is awesome. Very patient and positive. Great with kids.

Matthew Apr 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Curtis has been an excellent teacher in helping me start playing the guitar, with no prior experience. He is always in tune with the kind of goals I want to meet with my instrument while giving me useful exercises and tips to improve my skills. Would highly recommend him to other students looking to pick up the guitar or wanting to improve on your current skills.

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Miranda C. Apr 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Great teacher, great musician, endlessly patient and positive. Really grateful he's our first guitar teacher.

Elijah S. Mar 21, 2016
Guitar · In studio

My son was very happy with the teacher.

Kai A. Feb 24, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Great for beginning students! Thanks Curtis.

Zoey A. Feb 24, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Great! Thanks Curtis.

Miguel A. Feb 9, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Curtis is a very knowledgeable, and skilled instructor. I strongly recommend him!

Aaron H. Oct 13, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

First Lesson with Curtis was great! He gave me take away sheets that he made personalized for my skill level and exercises that I have great need for. His skill and style are exactly what I was looking for in a guitar coach as well. If you like the work of Tony Iommi, Chuck Berry or Robert Johnson, Curtis is the man to see! Keep up the great work Curt!

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Joe J. Sep 10, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Curtis is an excellent guitar teacher. Always patient and makes the lessons fun, not boring! His lessons are customized toward the students needs. Highly recommended!

Luan P. Jul 31, 2015
Guitar · In studio

My son being taking lesson from Curtis for a few months. Curtis has been great in keeping my son interested and wanting to learn and improve. Very patient with him and helpful.

Gorica J. Jul 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio

My 7 year old son had guitar lessons with Curtis. It was his first time playing an instrument. Curtis was very welcoming and patient. My son enjoyed the lessons and his interactions with the teacher. Hoping to take more lessons in the future.

Mohammad A. Jul 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio

I have been so impressed by the way he teaches ,he is more clear and try to use the methods to make the student learn faster .He is so kind and a gentleman .

Chona L. Jul 28, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Curtis is very patient, kind and in tune with what my son's interests are as he learns the guitar. He is extremely knowledgable and professional. I would highly recommend Curtis to anyone who is open to learning acoustic or electric guitar!

Tennille L. Jun 2, 2015
Guitar · In studio

my 11 year old daughter has wanted guitar lessons for awhile. Curtis has made this experience fun and educational for her. She learning songs familiar to her. She's always excited for her lesson and homework. Curtis is a great and friendly instructor.

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Josephine B. Nov 17, 2014
Guitar · In studio

Curtis, you always make me feel very welcome and comfortable. Most of all, you are always patient with me. I look forward to learning more and hope I will be able to improve myself with finger picking.

Hector G. May 17, 2014
Guitar · In studio

Curtis is a great teacher , he lets you learn at your own pace but is also encouraging at the same time. He has great patience & i all ways learn something new each session. He is very friendly and i highly recommend Curtis. Thank Curtis keep up the awesome job. "ROCK ON"

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