Dr. LeRoy Henry

I am a former Navy guitar player turned .Net programmer. I live in Carlsbad and have 4 cats. Besides programming I hold a doctorate of education in educational leadership.

While pursuing my doctorate in education I was studying with the famous guitarist/author Wolf Marshall. I became interested in the work of Pat Martino, specifically his improvisations on jazz standards. Pat and I have become friends over the years and I have had help from several people producing a book of transcriptions of Pat Martino's improvisations on jazz standards.


Meritorious unit award while working as a Navy Musician


Benedetto Pat Martino Numero Uno, Clarus Acoustic Image, Marshall 4X12 1960s model, sometimes Standel, Polytone, & Fender amplifiers. Other guitars include Gibson L5, Gibson Es-150, Gibson Howard Roberts, Gibson Firebird, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Taylor Jumbo, Guild Jumbo 12 string, Epiphone Dobro, Coral Electric Sitar.

LeRoy Henry is an interesting man. He is a good guitar player and he also knows how to organize groups of musicians, to make things happen. (LeRoy is the founder of the San Diego Jazz Guitar Society). LeRoy is also a friend of the great guitarist, Pat Martino. As part of that friendship, LeRoy has set out to transcribe solos Pat recorded on jazz standards. I find this book an important practice device. I have used it for practice many times, (starting, slowly, and then increasing the speed). I recommend the book for part of your library, for daily practice. Thanks are in order to LeRoy for the creation of this great learning tool (and to Pat for playing these great solos)

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Carlsbad, CA

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students


Negotiable rates, prefer teaching on Skype

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