Pierre Leemann

Pierre L.

Laguna Niguel, CA

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

Teaching since:
October 1982

Lessons are taught at your Home.

Hi, my name is Pierre. I have enjoyed the music business for more than 30 years. My music education includes studies at the Swiss Jazz School in Switzerland and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

I have been a music coach in Switzerland, in Los Angeles, in Long Beach, and since 2009 in the Mission Viejo area. During the 2009 / 2010 school year I was a music coach for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) in South Orange County. I have also been a member of numerous groups, including Original bands, Top40, Tribute, Recording and Performing bands. Please do not hesitate to ask for references!

I teach students age 9 and up.

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Here is some information on what you can expect if you decide to take lessons with me:

You will start learning songs and play along with them within 3-5 lessons. After 3 months you will have knowledge of the basics. At the 6 month mark you will start to get comfortable with your instrument and after a year you will have built a solid foundation on which you can expand into any musical direction of your choice.

I teach beginner to advanced depending on the instrument, and ages 9 and up are welcome! My customized lessons are based on the student's abilities. Lessons can be held at your home in the vicinity of Mission Viejo. Learn songs and music theory, melodies, harmonizing, rhythm, syncopation, solfege, songwriting, arrangement, reading and writing music notation. I can also help you with singing and recording your songs. If you wish, I can also teach your lessons in German or French.

Music styles: Rock, Pop, Folk, Latin, Jazz, Swing, Reggae, Funk, and much more.

Teaching style: I like to use humor to make the learning experience enjoyable. I adjust to the student's learning speed. My philosophy when it comes to teaching and music: Everyone can learn an instrument and enjoy that knowledge for the rest of their life!

Guitar (for example): Always work with books. Teach simple chords, rhythms and songs at first. Then move to more difficult chords and songs, and TAB reading. Then I keep increasing the level of difficulty as the student progresses. Then start teaching sight reading with standard music notation. When practicing songs, we play along to music. Similar teaching style for other instruments.

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Music Coach
Sep 2009 - Present
Personal Music Teaching Business

My own music teaching business


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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10 Reviews

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Carol W. Oct 9, 2017
Ukulele · In home

Pierre L. is a wonderful ukulele instructor. He would start with reviewing the previous week's lesson; then introduce a new skill, demonstrating correct form first, then encouraging me to try. He would listen carefully to me play, and give helpful comments. He always had a positive attitude and made every lesson enjoyable, even though they could be difficult. His love of music was evident, and his sense of humor made each lesson fun. I always looked forward to my lessons with Pierre.

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Bailey K. Aug 27, 2016
Piano · In studio

Very patient and helpful.

London A. Jul 13, 2016
Ukulele · In home

Pierre is very personable and makes learning UKELELE fun!

Carol W. Jun 23, 2016
Ukulele · In studio

Had a wonderful lesson. Pierre started at my level, and taught me a lot. If I didn't understand, he took the time to show me and explain so I could "get it".

Peggy T. May 3, 2016
Ukulele · In studio

He has a super up beat personality. Enjoy learning from him. Look forward to my class each week.

Elizabeth L. Oct 19, 2015
Drum · In home

He is so easy to work with and always comes on time. My son enjoys his calm nature and every week I hear my son improving ! We highly recommend Pierre.

Masheed S. Jul 28, 2015
· In studio

I really like Pierre. He is a very patient teacher. Recommend!

Paul C. Feb 12, 2014
Piano ·

I'm a new student.

I recently started taking piano lessons for the first time at the age of 65. Pierre has been very encouraging and patient. He has also been very professional, and has even been flexible when my schedule has conflicted with our lessons, allowing me to reschedule when necessary. I am enjoying this very much, and that has much to do with Pierre.

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Drummer J. Mar 30, 2013
Drum ·

Pierre Rules!

Pierre is the raddest music teacher I've ever had. He's always on time, always prepared, and always ready to have a great time on any instrument. His sense of humor is great and he makes learning even the most difficult songs fun. Since he can play any instrument, you'll always have someone to play along with. He has a deep love for all kinds of music, which is the best quality in a musician, teacher, and drummer. I can't recommend Pierre enough. He's given me the confidence, both musically and personally, to drum in a band, Hearing Damage. THIS DUDE RULES!!!

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josef C. Mar 30, 2013
Guitar ·

Great teacher!

Pierre is by far the best music teacher I've come across. I used several other teachers before Pierre, and none of them were able to take me to the level Pierre has. He's very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient, but best of all, he's a lot of fun. He has the perfect blend of making the lessons challenging and informative, and at the same time enjoyable. His love for music is infectious, and my appreciation for music has grown tremendously since working with him. I can't recommend him enough!

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