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Lawrence Paul has over twenty five years of teaching experience in San Francisco. Lawrence’s ability and Music Degree lead to a career as a guitar teacher. Both adults and children learn guitar from Mr. Paul. Lawrence teaches guitar at St. Finn Barr Elementary School, Sunset Music and his Home Studio in the Sunset District.
Guitar lessons are given on a weekly basis, consisting of a balance of solo performance and musical language skills, instructing the student not only learn to read, write and recite music, but also to learn to speak the language of music, nurturing the ability to improvise and perform in ensemble situations with other musicians. Both classical and jazz gendres are taught using a variety of methods including the original text, “Wow, I Have Ten Fingers!”. Performance venues are provided including the many festivals and competitions in and around San Diego and California.
History Established in 1978.
Lawrence teaches students of all ages with a focus on Classical, Rock, Flamenco, Electric Bass and Sing Along Styles for over 25 years.Paul has a Bachelor of Music Degree which included a study of performance, theory, composition and music history. Mr. Paul also produces a music themed children’s television show which is cablecast on Saturdays mornings on Channel 29 in San Francisco.
Meet the Business Owner Lawrence Paul
Business Owner Lawrence Paul began learning guitar at age eight and at age fourteen started a Rock Band. Also at age fourteen he began teaching and at age twenty took a guitar lesson from Andres Segovia and a Master Class from Emilio Pujol.
Lawrence later graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Guitar performance. Mr. Paul made San Francisco his home in 1977. Lawrence lives with his wife in the Sunset District.
HOW TO BUY A FIRST GUITAR OR BASS: PART II
One of the questions we get most often which guitar or bass parents should buy for their child who wants to start learning to play. Here are a couple of pointers to help you find your starting instrument.
Lawrence teaches students of all ages with a focus on Classical, Rock, Flamenco, Electric Bass and Sing Along Styles for over 25 years. Paul has a Bachelor of Music Degree which included a study of performance, theory, composition and music history.
Mr. Paul also produces a music themed children’s television show which is cablecast on Saturdays mornings on Channel 29 in San Francisco.
All students must have a guitar available to them to practice and bring to each lesson. Recommendations can be provided to purchase or rent a guitar, and a separate appointment may be setup to play and evaluate a guitar of your choosing.
Please feel free to ask for additional recommendations or information regarding the materials listed below; and come to each lesson prepared, ready to practice and to have fun!
Materials for lessons:
child’s instrument, but there are many styles on the market. We can test out different should rests to figure out which works best for your child.
Tuner/Metronome: A smartphone app will work as well.
Optional materials for lessons:
Recording Device: You may take an audio or video recording. While I don’t require this, recording lessons is very useful.
Notebook: Parents may take notes during each lesson.
Materials for Home Practice:
The above items, plus…
Music Stand: This can be left at home for practice sessions.
Sheet Music: Suzuki Violin School Book with CD (or material that we agree upon) and supplemental material.
Practice Journal: we will fill this out so students understand what they are supposed to be practicing each week and how to go about practicing most effectively.
A mirror – to help monitor posture, hand shapes, and position.
Music Lessons in San Francisco CA|Guitar, Singing Teachers Lawrence Paul