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Lenny Molotov has been teaching at NYC Guitar School since its inception in 2003. He specializes in classic American styles. Lenny is an accomplished finger picker and applies this technique to both folk and blues. You could say he wrote the book on finger picking–literally, since he is the author of the book “Finger Style Basics for Guitar”, which is published by the Guitar School. His interest in the blues is focused mainly on acoustic delta variety (as in Robert Johnson, etc.) and related ragtime styles as in (Mississippi John Hurt, etc.) He enjoys transcribing the old recordings and providing the resulting tabs to his students.
He is also a singer-songwriter in the Bob Dylan/Leonard Cohen vein and is the creator and instructor of the Songwriter’s Circle course at the Guitar School. In his latest performing venture, Lenny is exploring vintage jazz. He sings, plays and arranges for his swinging vocal harmony band, the Fascinators.
Lenny Rocking Out At Rockwood Music Hall In NYC
Lenny playing slide guitar with Pete
Lenny jamming with a slide
Lick Of The Month- Country Style With Lenny
Lick Of The Month- Monkey Man With Lenny
Lenny focuses on each person until he/she gets it…he listens to each individual to make sure.
Lenny did a great job of introducing slide teachnique and then built on the foundations with songs of varying difficulty.
Lenny consistently gives honest constructive criticism, he also went above and beyond to offer encouragement
I have been working with Lenny for almost a year and have found him to be a truly remarkable teacher. His knowledge spread over almost every style of guitar playing, and he is always willing to cater to a students changing musical tastes. More importantly though, he is patient and focused, not only on teaching students what they think they should know, but on helping them evolve as players.
Lenny’s soulful guitar playing comes across in his lessons. He takes you to places you never thought you’d hear with your own hands.
Lenny knows EVERYTHING about fingerstyle guitar.
Lenny pays attention to each student, gives tips and advice tailored to each student.
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