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About

Leah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
May 2007

Guitarist and educator Leah K. loves introducing young beginners to their first songs, helping adult students rediscover their inner musician, and guiding classical and flamenco players in advanced, specialized study. Leah has been guiding children and adults in their musical journeys for nearly ten years. Her classes are positive and productive, and she adapts her teaching to give each individual the kind of instruction they need to enjoy the guitar and develop their musicality.

Experience

Guitarist, Composer, and Arranger
Sep 2006 - Present
Classical and Flamenco Guitar

Leah has been performing as a soloist and in classical, flamenco, and world music ensembles for ten years. In her hometown of Richmond, VA, Leah founded and led the flamenco-inspired ensemble Sueños Gitanos, accompanied Portuguese Fado songs the group Fado Nosso, and performed classical guitar with the Richmond Guitar Quartet. Leah currently accompanies flamenco singers and dancers in Seville, Spain and returns regularly to the USA for concerts and performances, including Virginia Commonwealth University's Flamenco Festival.

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Private Lesson Instructor, Guitar
May 2007 - Jul 2013
Key Signatures

Key Signatures is a respected music academy in Richmond. From the store's opening in 2007 until Leah moved to Seville in 2013, she taught private lessons to over two hundred students. Leah's students ranged in age from five to seventy-five and genres included general beginning guitar, classical guitar, flamenco guitar, pop, folk, rock, fingerstyle, and bluegrass guitar.

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Education

Flamenco Guitar
Sep 2013 - Present
Fundación Cristina Heeren
Classical Guitar Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Virginia Commonwealth University
Biology
Aug 2000 - May 2004
University of Virginia

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

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4 Reviews

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Susan Dec 30, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio

During the year I took lessons with Leah I came to admire her patience, attention to detail and professionalism. In addition to these fine attributes, she also has a great deal of personal talent, musical knowledge and the ability to motivate her students to do their best. I especially appreciated her knack for diagnosing technical problems and giving clear instructions on how I could overcome them. She inspired me to continue my studies and enjoyment of playing the guitar.

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Erik Dec 30, 2015
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Leah's guitar lessons, for an experienced guitarist, provides more than techniques. Her passion for flamenco's dramatic chording and rhythms are captivating, and with that, she conveys the style very effectively. Passion is the true source of Flamenco technique. But Leah's passion to teach is equaled by her passion to listen, deeply exploring each question, or hearing a composition idea of mine and helping me develop it improvisationally . She is agile and fluid, making each moment of each lesson a special moment. I recommend Leah for any age student - and for advanced studies, she is superb.

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Sharon Dec 29, 2015
Classical Guitar · Online

Leah Kruszewski is an exceptional guitar teacher. I wanted to learn to play guitar since I was a teenager, and feel so fortunate to have found her. She always kept such a positive attitude, with great patience for an adult learner. Every lesson was fun; and included a bit of technique, new pieces of music with increasing complexity, and a little music theory. It was the perfect pace for me. I continue to play most every day.

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K. T. Dec 25, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio

My daughter was fortunate to have Leah Kruszewski as her guitar teacher in Richmond Virginia for four years. Leah is such an exceptional musician and a wonderful teacher. She is able to take a beginning guitar player, patiently teach them fundamental guitar skills, and then progress them to master challenging classical guitar pieces. Her teaching technique motivated my daughter to want to consistently practice her guitar, be eager to learn, and become a more skillful musician. It was amazing to see the progress each week!

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