(301) 681-0366
219 Williamsburg Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Leigh Oben, Professional, Experienced, Guitar and Bass Teacher, Musician
Silver Spring, Maryland


Always wanted to learn to play, or get better at guitar or bass? Looking for a good experienced teacher for yourself, or a child? Using over 50 years of performing and teaching experience, in a wide range of styles, my guitar and bass lessons students have fun learning to play in whatever style they choose. With these exciting lessons, students can learn quickly, and I try to keep my rates very affordable, so most students stay with me for years.


From weddings, birthday and other parties, to business functions, we are the event performers to turn to for live musical performances for all of your special events, at very reasonable rates. From a solo classical guitar, violin with guitar, or adding a string bass, and more violins for a salon orchestra, to the Smokin' Polecats Blues Band, we will help create memories of a lifetime.

Over 50 Years experience in a wide range of performance and teaching


Peabody Conservatory Graduate


Taught at Sweet Briar College,
Lynchburg College,
Randolph Macon Women's College,
Frederick Community College,
DC Youth Orchestra,
Holton Arms Performing Arts

College Audition Preparation


My name is Leigh Oben. Thank you for visiting my website. From a very early age, all I've ever wanted to do was pursue a love of the sound of music. Drawing from a wide range of music experience, I enjoy sharing that love through performance and teaching. I welcome students of all ages, levels, and styles. Learn directly about the style(s) you are interested in, build a foundation of essential guitar or bass skills, and music theory in a way, and to whatever level, that is best for you. A total beginner? Played the guitar for years, and just can't seem to go further, and ready to really learn? Rock, Blues, Acoustic, or Jazz? Want to build your Classical repertoire? Receive personalized lessons by an experienced, professional, and patient guitar teacher at Classic Guitar and Bass Studio in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Music can help the brain focus, think conceptually, be more efficient, and can be very benefical for children, which is one reason I love teaching students as young as 5, about music. I also offer college audition preparation lessons. I have more than 50 years of musical experience, offering students of any age, an exciting, fun, and convenient way to learn how to play the guitar or bass.


Heinan Landa

My son started taking lessons with Leigh when he was 10 years old after several years of other teachers that got him nowhere...


Sean Dobson

I have been a student for eight years at the Classical Guitar and Bass Studio, studying classical guitar with Leigh Oben.


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