Masters and Mentors Program

This last week I finished teaching guitar lessons in the first session of the Federal Way Symphony's "Masters and Mentors program" which helps support lower-income families with music scholarships. It is very important to me to personally contribute musical experiences to kids who otherwise would not have had this opportunity. Thank you Federal Way Symphony, the ArtsFund Power2Give donors and matching funders, and the Federal Way School of Music's other instructors for making these kids' learning possible!

I look forward to participating in the Masters and Mentors program on their next session. For more details, including how you can participate or contribute to the program, please visit the Federal Way Symphony website here.

2015 Live it Outloud summer Rock Band Program


I hope everyone had great holiday weekend! I am pleased to be part of this year's Live It Outloud summer rock band program, where I will be mentoring youth rock bands once again. Tomorrow I will be leading the first guitar seminar at Ted Brown Music and I look forward to working with all the talented young guitarists! For more details on the program and to sign up for next year, please visit:


2014 Live it Outloud Educational Guitar Clinic

I recently directed the guitar educational clinics for the Live it Outloud summer program at Pacific Studios in Tacoma. We covered topics including studio etiquette, song composition, technique and clarity, and guitar technology. I had a great time working with these talented players! There is still more to come as the program continues!


2014 WMEA Friend of Music Award!

Wow! What an honor to be recognized by the WMEA with their 2014 Friend of Music Award! I am very proud and humbled by this award and will continue to do my best to be a strong supporter and advocate for music education and services in our schools and locally owned businesses!

Special thanks to my colleague and friend Tom Walworth for presenting the award and the very encouraging words regarding our continued working relationship.

Thanks everyone!


2014 Live it Outloud Summer Rock Band Program

Leon Christian Guitar Lessons Live it Outloud Tacoma Seattle Federal Way WA

I am proud to be a mentor for the Ted Brown Music Outreach program's "Live it Outloud" summer rock music school! This is an excellent 8-week program, lead by industry icon Joe Wilson, designed to teach aspiring young musicians about what it takes to be in the music and entertainment business. I will also be heading several clinics on topics such as studio etiquette, recording techniques, guitar technology, guitar setup, and live performance and developing stage presence. It is going to be an awesome experience starting June 12th!


Improvisation and Musicianship Masterclass at Todd Beamer HS

I had a blast working with the Todd Beamer HS Jazz bands this past Wednesday! Stephen Kennedy has a great music program there and some very talented young musicians. We worked on improvising, solos and musical expression. I am honored to have had the opportunity to share music with you guys! 

I will be appearing at other schools in Federal Way and the Seattle-Tacoma areas the near future and hopefully I'll be back at Beamer soon! 
You guys Rocked!!!


Private lessons Now Available at the Federal Way School of Music!

I am pleased to announce that I am now available to teach lessons at the Federal Way School of Music with my good friend Steve Lynch from the band Autograph! We have some excellent teachers here on a variety of instruments and I am honored to be here with all these talented musicians!

I am now accepting a limited number of new students. Slots fill quickly so please contact me today for availability!