About Leyenda

Leyenda exists to help teachers and students stay oriented in terms of what repertoire to practice and when. It is named after the famous piece by Albeniz, which also happens to be the Spanish word for legend.

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The story

Rodrigo & Koh met when Rodrigo wanted to start taking lessons in 2018. A few months later, we were shooting the breeze over lunch and had the idea for a comprehensive database of classical guitar music. We figured there would be a fair amount of tedium in terms of data-entry, but that it would be useful both for teachers and students. We were up to the task, provided we could find time in our schedules.

Finally, in the summer of 2019, we got to work on Leyenda. And here we are, after hundreds of hours spent writing code, grading pieces, and entering data. We hope you find it useful.

Get in touch

The best way to reach us is via email at hello@leyendadb.com. We're always open to feedback and ideas.

About us

Koh is a concert guitarist and educator exposing audiences to the endless possibilities of the classical guitar. He started his studies at the age of six, after being inspired by a Japanese rock musician. Koh attended LaGuardia Arts High School in New York, followed by Yale and Stony Brook University, where he earned his D.M.A. Koh has extensive repertoire and has performed in renowned venues and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Long Island Guitar Festival, Symphony Space, Webster Hall, Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society, Yale Guitar Extravaganza, and WNYC New Sounds Live series. He's currently on the faculty at the New World School of the Arts and teaches privately in New York. You can find out more about him here. You can email Koh directly at koh@leyendadb.com.

Rodrigo is a physicist turned software engineer who has been playing guitar in one form or another for about 25 years. He has worked at several early-stage software companies and also co-founded his own, iDoneThis, which was acquired in 2015. Rodrigo studies classical guitar under Koh and is gearing up to start performing classical guitar in New York. You can email Rodrigo directly at rodrigo@leyendadb.com.