David Leisner

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David Leisner is a classical guitarist, composer, and teacher at the Manhattan School of Music. He previously also taught at the New England Conservatory.[1]

Prior to being disabled by focal dystonia, Leisner received international recognition and placed in competitions in Toronto and at the Geneva International Guitar Competition.[2][3]

He is also the author of Playing With Ease.[4]


  1. ^ "David Leisner". Manhattan School of Music. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
  2. ^ Cooper, Colin (1997). "Journey of Discovery | David Leisner". Classical Guitar. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
  3. ^ "David Leisner: A Rare Victory Over Focal Dystonia (INJURIES. RECOVERY. GUITAR)". 2017-04-13. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  4. ^ Leisner, David (2018). Playing with ease : a healthy approach to guitar technique. New York, NY. ISBN 978-0-19-069330-5. OCLC 1005743102.

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