Lee Johnson

Lee J.

Longmont, CO

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About

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

Teaching since:
October 1995

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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Experience

Owner/Instructor
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!

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Education

BA guitar performance and sound technology
Sep 1995 - May 1996
University of Colorado at Denver
BA guitar performance and music technology
Sep 1995 - May 1996
University of Colorado, 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

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

BA Music Performance and Sound Technology
May 1996
UCD Denver

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

BA music performance and technology
May 1996
University of Colorado, Denver

Awards

see below for list of awards
Feb 2014
varioius

Photos & Videos

Guitar Lessons--Counting and Timing for Last Resort by Papa Roach
Ukulele Lessons--Somewhere Over the Rainbow Lesson 3 of 3
Ukulele Lessons--Somewhere Over the Rainbow Lesson 2 of 3
Ukulele Lessons--Somewhere Over the Rainbow Lesson 1 of 3
Example of a 1st lesson/discussion
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Lee J. Oct 24, 2013
Guitar ·

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

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