Leo's students at a recent ZUMIX recital
I strongly believe that music is for everyone regardless of age or individual skills. Music is God's gift for all to enjoy. Anyone can learn to play a musical instrument. Music is not only for the "gifted few". It is one of the most pure ways of expression. It has been used even before the use of language in the most important events of life. It can be enjoy alone or shared with others. A teacher's job is to inspire, encourage and make learning fun and interesting. It is a privilige for me to share my humble knowledge with others and be part of my students' musical journey.
Leo's passion for teaching started early on his career as a musician. He has taught close to 500 people in his 20+ year career as instructor working in his own studios, ZUMIX and DOREMI. He currently teaches Guitar, Bass, Piano and Ensemble lessons at his own CORAL STUDIOS in Somerville MA.
The ZUMIX Guitar Ensemble
Founded by Leo in 2005, This ensemble has one studio recording and has performed pieces by JS Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and A. Vivaldi as well as Latin American standards. All of its members started lessons with Leo as abosolute beginners are now at a professional level.
The Diver City Band
10 years running the Diver City Band is a great example how perseverance and discipline can help students of all ages to perform and communicate their love for music to the community.
Never too early or too late to learn music!
I have witness how strongly young children respond to music. The exposure to music has been proven to be beneficial at all ages.
Leo's oldest student was 96 years old.