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Leonardo Garcia


"Leonardo Garcia is conscientious, intelligent, musical and technically impeccable." - Eliot Fisk, Concert Guitarist

Originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, award-winning guitarist Leonardo Garcia has performed as a soloist in North America, South America, and Europe. In addition to his solo performances, Garcia has also collaborated with other world-class musicians such as violinist Ian Swensen and guitarist Marc Teicholz.

Upon moving to Northern California, Garcia founded KinderGuitar, a music education program dedicated to educating very young children through the guitar. As an active educator, Garcia currently works with over 80 children and their families to enrich their lives with music. When he isn't teaching, performing, or practicing, Garcia enjoys cooking, hiking, and reading with his wife, Maya, and their sons, Max and Charlie. and

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Email [email protected]
Phone Number (510) 547-9672
Instruments/Types Classical Guitar
Lesson Fee Depends on schedule
City Oakland
Age Range of Students 5 and up
Education Three advanced graduate degrees in music from Yale and the New England Conservatory. Primary teachers were Eliot Fisk and Benjamin Verdery.
Number of Years Teaching 17
Institutional Affiliation
House Calls
Private Lessons or Ensemble Coaching Both
Music Style(s) Taught Classical Guitar and Guitar for children
* All rates are estimated and subject to change

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