Lendl San Jose was born and raised in San Diego, and currently resides in the East Bay. Growing up as a Filipino-American, he was driven by the love and support of his family, taking piano lessons from a young age, and learning guitar on his own, with help from his parents and two sisters. He can blame his immersion into 80s pop music on his brother, who blasted music from Metallica to Tears for Fears in the adjacent bedroom.
A graduate of UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Music and a Theatre minor, he also holds a teaching credentials from Cal State East Bay. Lenny plays over 12 instruments, including Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Piano, and the 14-string Philippine mandolin, called the Bandurria. Professionally, he has performed with Ray of Light Theatre (Baby, Jerry Springer: The Opera), Kularts (Pagbabalik, Ibig: Pulse of Desire, History of the Body, Piketlayn Cantata), SFArtsED (Fiorello!, Everything Goes: A Cole Porter Tribute) and Kawayan Folk Arts (Maria Makiling). Musical projects and collaborations include The League of Pogi Gentlemen, The Bob and Lenny Show, and Cynthia Lin and the Blue Moon All-Stars.
Over the years Lenny has amassed over 60,000 subscribers worldwide, and countless ukulele friends in the Bay Area and beyond. His YouTube following also earned him a spot as a Kala Brand Artist, creating content for the Learn to Play" program on the Kala Website.