Eric Lesko

Eric L.

Oviedo, FL
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Classical Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced Classical Guitar teacher of 30 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons to building strong technique from the ground up. I taught Classical at the College level for over 20 years and would like to put that experience to work for you! I typically use the Shearer and Noad method books to get beginners and intermediate students started. I use several app which help make your learning experience more enjoyable.
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About

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Eric delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 8+

Teaching since:
May 1977

Eric comes from a family of musicians. He began guitar lessons at age five as the Beatles were invading the American music scene. Growing up in New Jersey, Eric performed in rock bands until becoming interested in classical guitar. With New York City only a short bus ride away, he spent as much time as possible in the city, studying guitar with Russian born Classical Guitarist, Dr. Alexander Bellow, and Jazz Legend "Bucky" Pizzarelli. During this time he attended recitals of such notables as Andre Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams. Being immersed in this musical scene inspired him to make music his life.

Eric earned a degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, where he studied under the direction of guitar pedagogue, Richard Provost. While at Hartt and shortly after, Eric performed in numerous Master Classes for internationally acclaimed artists such as Manuel Barrueco, Christopher Parkening, Oscar Ghiglia, Michael Lorimer, and Carlos Barbosa-Lima.

Eric has taught guitar at the college level for over twenty years teaching on the music faculties of University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Stetson University, Bethune Cookman College, Florida Southern College, and St. Leo College.

Eric's experience includes performances with rock groups, stage bands, folk groups, classical ensembles, jazz combos, Broadway shows, operas, solo recitals, and concerto appearances. Eric has appeared hundreds times at Disney and Sea World as well as other venues around Central Florida.

Throughout the years he has had many unique experiences while performing, one of his favorites being the opportunity to play the MASH theme song for Alan Alda as well as other stars in attendance at a cast party for the show, Win, Lose or Draw at EPCOT Center.

Although he enjoys performing, Eric considers teaching music to be highly gratifying. The importance of giving students a good foundation with the proper technique and performance skills cannot be underestimated. When a student can play a song from beginning to end with style and confidence you know you've given them a gift that will offer them enjoyment for the rest of their lives.

*** Lesson Details ***
If you're looking at this site, you're already on your way to becoming an AWESOME musician! Whether this is your first attempt at music lessons or you've been playing for a while and trying to improve your skills, I'm EXCITED about working with you. I am a professional music educator and performer that has a passion for music and teaching. I will gear each lesson to fit your musical interests and playing level while I encourage and motivate. My goal is to use proven teaching methods and a supportive learning environment to help you realize your musical potential, as well as having FUN while doing it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Ipad apps, music stand, instrument stands, tuner, metronome, amp, chairs,

*** Specialties ***

Fingerstyle- Classical, Fingerstyle Jazz, Folk, Celtic.

Pickstyle- Rock, Blues, Jazz.

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Experience

Owner / Music Instructor
Jan 2003 - Present
House of Music, LLC

The HOUSE OF MUSIC (HOM) is owned and operated by local Central Florida Musician, Eric Lesko. A life long love of music led him to open the HOM, which has been at the Broadway site since it was established in 2003.

Music lovers, spanning in age from the very young to senior citizens are drawn to the historic gray building at 128 W. Broadway in Oviedo. The studio offers lessons for all styles of guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, electric bass, voice, drums, flute, etc. “We offer everything from “Bach to Rock”.

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Disney Musician
Jan 1985 - Present
Walt Disney Company

Guitarist for Disney World. Performing for Wedding Ceremonies, Cocktails, Receptions, Corporate Functions, etc.

College Guitar Instructor
Aug 1977 - Jun 1998
University of Central Florida

Private Guitar instruction, Class Guitar instruction, Guitar Ensembles

Education

Bachelor of Music
Sep 1973 - Jun 1977
Hartt School of Music / University of Hartford

Awards

Award
Jan 2017
Gigmasters
Award
Jan 2016
Gigmasters
Award
Jan 2015
Gigmasters

Photos & Videos

Eric Lesko

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Fingerstyle Jazz- Bossa Nova- Corcovado(Quiet Nights) by Gilberto played by Eric Lesko
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Eric Lesko playing Coffee House gig.

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Cello Prelude in D by Bach played by Eric Lesko

9 Reviews

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Teresa Jul 20, 2017
Banjo · In studio

Eric was very patient with me and that was important. He was also prepared and professional. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn to play an instrument.

Robert Jun 15, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Eric has answered many of my concerns regarding technique and methods; as well as, inspired me to purse continuing classical guitar. He's patient, observant, and analytical providing important correction towards my improving.

Lori Apr 26, 2017
Guitar · In studio

I was very pleased with my first lesson with Eric!
He is knowledgeable, yet relaxed.

Lesli White May 5, 2016
Mandolin · In studio

I found Eric on the Take Lessons website and he was the perfect choice for adult beginner mandolin lessons. He took my previous music experience into account and made my lessons enjoyable and educational. He helped me pick music for the musical styles I was interested in , as well as teaching me about music theory. Whatever musical talent level you are at, and any age, I highly recommend Eric Lesko. Thanks Eric! Lesli

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Bobae Jan 21, 2016
Guitar · In studio

My daughter is 8years old, beginning to play guitar.
He is patient with her and know what he's doing. We are happy with Eric's guitar lesson 👍

Trinh T. May 29, 2015
Guitar · In studio

I have been taking lessons with Eric for 8 months. He is very helpful, knowledgeable, and helpful. I have been learning classical guitar and want to transition it into fingerstyle acoustic. Good mix of classical guitar book, working on interested pieces, and chords.

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Kristi O. Apr 10, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio

I've had a great experience as Eric's student. He is highly knowledgeable as a guitar teacher and I have loved learning classical technique from him. And I'm kind of picky, since I already have a degree in music and am also a music teacher! He has really helped me broaden my skills as a guitarist and I can highly recommend him as a teacher for all kinds of guitar styles.

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Kevin C. Dec 18, 2014
Ukulele · In studio

Eric is a very good teacher. I have no experience in music at all and his instruction offered a nice mix of basic music knowledge and uke specific teaching. In a short time he showed me a variety of playing techniques for the uke that gives me a lot to strive for while offering exercises and instruction for me to work on that will help me steadily improve.

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Coen G. Sep 2, 2014
Banjo · In studio

Eric has been really helpful in my learning experience. My schedule requires flexibility in scheduling and Eric has been great!

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