Lawrence Paul San Francisco Guitar Instructor
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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.
Piano 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.
Piano Performance from the University of New Orleans, and an MMA from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, formerly holding Board positions at the San Diego Branch. A New Orleans native, grew up playing New Orleans jazz and R & B, joining his first band at age 12, and playing professionally until the present. Ard also studied with the great jazz legend Ellis Marsalis before leaving New Orleans. Moving to California in 1987, Ard currently sits on the music faculties at both Grossmont and SD Mesa Colleges in San Diego, CA. He has an in-home studio and teaches approximately 20 students of all ages. Last year Ard’s studio included high school graduates who were accepted to the New England Conservatory/Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and the Berklee School of Jazz.
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.
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is a musicologist, music theorist, clarinetist, and pianist. currently pursuing her Ph.D. in music history and theory at and has studied performance at some of the top music schools in the world: Juilliard and the Eastman School of Music.
As a clarinetist, she has appeared under the batons of such illustrious conductors as Krzysztof Penderecki, JoAnne Falletta, Mischa Santora, Jose-Luis Novo and Frederick Fennell, and performed at Avery Fisher and Carnegie Halls. She has toured the U.S., England, China, Japan and Taiwan and recorded on the Summit Records label with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. She performs with the Trio d’Exuberance and freelances in the Northeast. She is particularly interested in pit orchestra work, doubling on bass clarinet and saxophone, and performing current compositions. She always enjoys working with composers.
graduated from the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School and received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2005, where was awarded a Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Certificate from the Institute for Arts Leadership. Concurrently she received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Brain and Cognitive Science at the University of Rochester. received her Masters Degree in the inaugural year of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2006. She is pursuing her doctorate studies at Stony Brook University, where she is a teaching assistant in the music department.
A descriptive and clear writer with a solid background in classical music, jazz and dance, has written hundreds of articles as the staff music and dance critic of the D&C and has freelanced for numerous national music publications and newspapers, including the American Record Guide, Strings Magazine, Journal of the Conductors Guild, NewMusicBox (the webzine of the American Music Center), Queens Chronicle and the Syracuse New Times.
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 violin available to them to practice and bring to each lesson. Recommendations can be provided to purchase or rent a violin, and a separate appointment may be setup to play and evaluate a violin 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:
Violin and Bow: Violins should be rented (since students will grow out of violins). The student should be measured by a teacher or a knowledgeable member of the music store staff. It is very important that your child play on the correct instrument size.
Shoulder Rest: A foam shoulder rest or a Kun or Wolf rest are a few of the more popular options for supporting the 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.
Rosin: This should come with the rented instrument. If not, it will need to be purchased.
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.
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