Lee Johnson

Lee J.

Longmont, CO

About Lee J.

Background check: Last verified 09/28/2015
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Lee teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: October 1995
Last sign in: Within two months


Lee J. is an award winning songwriter, with 21 yrs of FT music instruction experience! Lee studied formally at UCD Denver, for BA in Music and Sound Technology. Lee has the benefit of real world experience in the music business, including past national touring as an indie artist, and currently working with Music Supervisors in LA for Film/TV placements, as well as songs with Major Label Publishers in Nashville! Lee designs custom programs to suit individual ability, goals, and more by giving YOU the skills, techniques, knowledge you need to become proficient at YOUR favorite songs and styles!

*** Lesson Details ***
Custom Lesson Programs to suit individual abilities, needs, goals and more by balancing fundamentals, techniques, theory etc...that you need to become proficient at YOUR favorite songs and styles. Students will make playlists of a couple dozen songs to start with that provide us a "playground" to apply the foundation and skill sets we build.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My private guitar studio is also a professional recording facility with Protools 12, and top quality microphones and pre-amps, as well as state of the art mixing and mastering equipment.

*** Specialties ***
I customize each lessons program to suit individual instrument, styles, ability and goals. The program features a balance between fundamentals, theory, technique, ear training, and the technical sides of music training, balanced with learning songs in the styles that are relevant for that student. This balanced program insures that students fully grasp how to apply the technical side of lessons with the music they are interested in.

***Additional: I also have a team of A+ Background checked instructors on wide variety of instruments in areas from Ft Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Thornton, Westminster, Arvada, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Englewood, Littleton to come to YOUR home. See MyLocalMusicLessons.com

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Guitar Lessons--Counting and Timing for Last Resort by Papa Roach



May 1987 - Present
Private Guitar Studio

I taught at various local music stores for about 6 yrs, and then started my private guitar studio and have been teaching at my own business for the past 12+ yrs. 18+yrs FT instruction experience creating custom programs for guitar, bass, dobro, lap steel, ukulele, voice, songwriting, music theory and more! I have also been a FT national touring musician, tons of studio work, and an award winning songwriter and producer!


BA guitar performance and music technology

Sep 1995 - May 1996
University of Colorado, Denver

BA guitar performance and sound technology

Sep 1995 - May 1996
University of Colorado at Denver

B.A. Music Performance and Sound Technology

Aug 1987 - May 1996
UCD Denver

BA Environmental Conservation

Sep 1987 - May 1992
University of Colorado, Boulder

BA Environmental Conservation

Sep 1987 - May 1991
University of Colorado t Bouldet

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


BA music performance and technology

May 1996
University of Colorado, Denver

BA Music Performance and Sound Technology

May 1996
UCD Denver

BA in Environmental Conservation CU Boulder 1991
BA Music Performance and Sound Technology 1996


see below for list of awards

Feb 2014
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1 Review on Lee J.

Lee J. Oct 24, 2013
Excellent Instructor Overall

"Awesome teacher" 5/5 stars Boulder Guitar Studio Review
I wouldn't consider getting instruction from anybody but Lee. From his lifetime devotion to music, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of musical styles and playing techniques, which he uses to customize lessons to the student's particular goals. Besides guitar and bass, I spent a lot of time with Lee studying songwriting -- he's an awesome writer himself and completely open about sharing all the things he has learned over the years.
That willingness to adapt to my particular needs and desires, along with his true passion for all types of music, makes Lee an outstanding teacher.
Pros: Helpful, Engaging, Encouraging, Smart, Patient, Funny, Fun, Good communicator- Derek Zahn, Boulder, CO, Oct 11, 2010