Tod McLeod

Tod M.

Redondo Beach, CA

Lesson Details



Tod delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2003

I have over fifteen years of instruction, songwriting, studio production and live performance experience utilizing acoustic/electric guitar, bass guitar, and voice. I have performed the last two years as John Lennon in the Las Vegas Show "Beatleshow!". I have had the privilege of performing with many musicians and artists across the U.S., including The Black Crowes, Darius Rucker, Melissa Ethridge, Matthew Sweet, Filter, Sugar Ray, KISS, Mishka, Phil Jones (Tom Petty), Fritz Lewak (Jackson Browne, Melissa Ethridge), Jimi Paxson (Ben Harper, Stevie Nicks, Alanis Morissette), Francis Buckley (Quincy Jones) and many more. Thanks!

*** Lesson Details ***
Most importantly I always keep a positive, patient and upbeat attitude when giving lessons. I work on both sight reading and ear training equally, and with my guidance, allow the student to make deductive and creative observations on their own about their instrument. I find this works well in keeping the student passionate as well as creative in addition to learning the theory, notes, scales etc. of music reading. I provide sheet music and lesson guides that I have selected over years of teaching that I feel are the most effective for timely learning. Thanks!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars: 1987 Les Paul, 1997 Fender Stratocaster, 1983 Fender Telecaster, 1993 Fender Chet Atkins Acoustic, 2005 Taylor DN3 Acoustic, 1991 Ken Smith Burner Bass Guitar.

Software: Cubase 7, East West Symphonic Orchestra, East West Pianos, Storm Drum, Omnisphere and much more.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide all equipment if needed, except recording, they would have to come to my studio at home.

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Photos & Videos

Tod McLeod performing the eighties hit "Respect" by Erasure at Disney Land with Tomasina Abate.
Photo by Tod M.

Photo by Tod M.


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Diane S. Mar 24, 2017
Singing · In home

He's fantastic!! Great with the kids. I'm so happy I found him.

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