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As an editor and arranger, Dr. Leo Welch has published over 40 arrangements and editions of solo, chamber, and guitar ensemble works. Welch’s arrangement of G.P. Telemann’s Trio Sonata in A Minor was featured in a guitar chamber music concert at the White House in December of 2004. As an educator and pedagogue, he has presented sessions at many regional and national MENC conferences concerning teaching class guitar in the public schools. He has also written articles relating to guitar education and pedagogy that have been featured in the American String Teacher, Soundboard (Guitar Foundation of America), and GuitArt International periodicals. Welch remains active as a performer; recent performances include chamber music concerts at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), Spivey Hall (Atlanta) and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Welch currently serves as assistant dean at the Florida State University the College of Music. His responsibilities include College outreach, promotional and public relations activities, as well as providing administrative support for the Summer Music Camps, the Festival for New Music and the many other international and national symposiums and festivals offered by the College. Dr. Welch received his Doctor of Music, and Master of Music in performance from Florida State University, where he studied classical guitar with Bruce Holzman.

His advanced classical guitar study includes the performance of Bach transcriptions with Nicholas Goluses, and jazz guitar studies with Gene Bertoncini at the Eastman School of Music. In addition to his administrative duties at Florida State, Welch also teaches music theory, music education, and guitar ensemble courses

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TitleLevelSeriesInstrumentItemNFMCNew
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Lesson Book 1, TheLevel 1The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1016
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Theory Activity Book 1, TheLevel 1The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1017
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Performance Book 1, TheLevel 1The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1018
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Exploring Chords Book 1, TheLevel 1The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1019
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Christmas Book 1, TheLevel 1The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1065
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Lesson Book 2, TheLevel 2The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1021
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Theory Activity Book 2, TheLevel 2The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1022
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Performance Book 2, TheLevel 2The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1023
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Exploring Chords Book 2, TheLevel 2The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1024
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Christmas Book 2, TheLevel 2The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1066
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Lesson Book 3, TheLevel 3The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1034
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Theory Activity Book 3, TheLevel 3The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1035
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Performance Book 3, TheLevel 3The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1036
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Exploring Chords Book 3, TheLevel 3The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1037
FJH Young Beginner Guitar Method Christmas Book 3, TheLevel 3The FJH Young Beginner Guitar MethodGuitarG1067
25 Melodious and Progressive Studies, Op. 60Classical Guitar EditionsGuitarG1013
120 Right-Hand Studies Classical Guitar EditionsGuitarG1014
6 PavanasClassical Guitar EditionsGuitarG1015
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Primer Level - Pick Style)Early ElementaryGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1007
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Level I - Pick Style)Late ElementaryGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1008
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Level I - Classical Style) ElementaryGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1011
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Level 2 - Pick Style)Early IntermediateGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1009
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Level 2 - Classical Style)Early IntermediateGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1012
GuitarTime Popular Folk (Level 3 - Pick Style)Late IntermediateGuitarTime Popular FolkGuitarG1010
GuitarTime Christmas (Primer Level - Pick Style)Early ElementaryGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1001
GuitarTime Christmas (Level 1 - Pick Style)Late ElementaryGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1002
GuitarTime Christmas (Level 1 - Classical Style)ElementaryGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1005
GuitarTime Christmas (Level 2 - Pick Style)Early IntermediateGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1003
GuitarTime Christmas (Level 2 - Classical Style)Early IntermediateGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1006
GuitarTime Christmas (Level 3 - Pick Style)Late IntermediateGuitarTime ChristmasGuitarG1004
No. 1 - First Position Major ScalesGuitar Skill SheetsGuitarGS8001
No. 3 - Movable Position Major ScalesGuitar Skill SheetsGuitarGS8003
No. 5 - Chords and ArpeggiosGuitar Skill SheetsGuitarGS8005