We Are Here To Teach You

At Leesburg Music you can learn how to play several music instruments from our accomplished staff of instructors.  Guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, drums, keyboards, trumpet, low brass, just to name a few.  Below you’ll find our current instructors that are available.

Lesson times available throughout the week.  Guitar lessons available everyday.  Other instruments available most days. Lessons start at $100/month (some instructions are priced slightly higher) (+$15 one-time registration fee) Lesson materials available for purchase at Leesburg Music.  Phone 352-323-8889.  Family discounts available, too!

Leesburg Music Instructors

Richard Bonenfant
Richard BonenfantDrum Instructor
Dick is a long-time performer and instructor. He has played on Broadway and has studied drumming and percussion in the U.S. Navy School of Music and has his bachelor from UNLV. He is also a sought after clinician and Drum Corp instructor. We are happy to have Dick on board at Leesburg Music.
Warren Smith
Warren SmithGuitar Instructor
A long-time professional musician, Mr. Warren Smith has been the Guitar Instructor with “Music of The Heart” Music School in Wildwood, Florida for the past two years. He also does private lessons for Leesburg Music. Warren is an accomplished Jazz and classical guitar player and is the guitar player for the Ocala Jazz Society, playing with some of the best jazz musicians in the area. Mr. Smith is available for guitar lessons at the store on Saturdays.
Curtis Lyons
Curtis LyonsDrum Instructor
Curtis Lyons is now taking students at Leesburg Music on Thursdays. Among other accolades, Curtis won the 2012 National Fine Arts Festival 1st place for Percussion Solo-traditional. Curtis has a very unique style and he is teaching drummers of every age and skill level. Curtis presently plays professionally in several groups along with playing at his church. We welcome Curtis to the LM staff.
Tim Howard
Tim HowardDrum Instructor
Leesburg Music welcomes Tim Howard as our new Tuesday afternoon drum instructor. Tim has been playing professionally for over 25 years and has an enormous amount of knowledge to share with his students. Tim plays in the band TNT from Mt. Dora area. He is available for students of all ages and skill levels. He is also taking trumpet students upon request. Let Tim take you to the next drumming level!
Brian Goodpaster
Brian GoodpasterFiddle / Mandolin / Pedal Steel Guitar Instructor
Brian has recently joined the Leesburg Music staff. Brian is a fine musician and instructor, specializing in all types of music. He has been playing professionally in the Villages area for the past ten years.
Michael McKelvy
Michael McKelvyKeyboard and Guitar Instructor
Michael teaches chord theory to expand your repertoire in pop, country, rock & jazz. Michael has an extensive resume of both performing and teaching. If you’re wanting to expand your chord knowledge, sign up for keyboard or guitar lessons from the “Chord Coach”.
Tim Stafford
Tim StaffordGuitar, Saxophone teacher
Leesburg Music is proud to announce that Tim Stafford is joining the team of music instructors! Tim plays and teaches guitar, saxophone, piano, and other instruments. Tim has been teaching in the Lake County area for several years.
Nathan Leslie
Nathan LesliePiano Instructor
Leesburg Music is proud to announce that Nathan Leslie is joining the team of music instructors! Tim plays and teaches piano. Nathan has been teaching in the Lake County area for several years.
Casey Carnley
Casey CarnleyGuitar/Ukulele Instructor
Casey is an energetic, fun, knowledgeable musician. He has been playing music for over 20 years. Casey has been working in the store since 2017 and has taken on the task of teaching guitar and ukulele. His students are learning quickly and they love him. Casey plays all types of music, and he loves to play on his worship team at church. It’s great to have Casey on the teaching staff!

Our Crazy Skills

Guitar Instruction 100
Drum & Percussions 100
Banjo & Trumpet 100
Keyboards & More 100