Billy Lawley

Billy L.

Oakland, CA

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Billy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 2005

I have been a musician since the age of 5 and began singing at the age of 15, after which I continued my classical vocal studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. I teach both private voice and piano. I have also worked as an Elementary Music Instructor in the Dallas Independent School District in North Texas. My accomplishments as an educator include Teacher of the Year for the 2009--2010 school year as well as Director of the All City Elementary Honor Choir in Dallas. In addition to teaching, I have performed in musicals with numerous theaters as an actor and singer.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have a unique style of reaching my students by focusing on the specific needs of the individual, realizing that each person is unique in his or her own right and deserves special attention in their musical development. A more disciplined student who has more specific goals will receive a stricter, challenging lesson, while the student wanting a laid back demeanor during lessons will have a much different experience. I also enjoy meeting new people from various backgrounds and have significant experience working with children of all ages.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I can teach at your home. I can bring a keyboard if one is not available at your residence.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have music repertoire and a full length keyboard with weighted keys. It would be necessary for the student to have a piano or keyboard to practice on away from the lesson time.

*** Specialties ***
Voice: Classical, musical theater, and pop, providing guidance in proper breathing, correct vocal tone, and proper vocal placement.

Piano: My instruction in piano is geared to the younger student who is developing basic reading skills. I can also teach the adult who is wanting to only learn chords and am able to provide the student with the musical style of their choice.

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Photos & Videos

This is a very short video showing my singing and playing at a local establishment, entertaining and crowd.  I love to both teach and perform!
Photo by Billy L.

Photo by Billy L.

Photo by Billy L.

Photo by Billy L.

Photo by Billy L.


3 Reviews

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CheriC Apr 8, 2012


Billy has been a wonderful teacher for my son. He has made great progress in his piano lessons since we switched instructors only a month ago. Billy is also wonderful with him, very patient and fun! Looking forward to having my daughter start vocal lessons with him as well!!

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MarsiB Mar 22, 2012


Billy is a great teacher. He is very knowledgeable and my daughter is learning the techniques she needs to learn to become a great singer. I would recommend Billy as a teacher to any parent thinking about getting their child vocal lessons!

WillF Oct 31, 2011


Billy is an excellent musician and a great vocalist. He is a great instructor who is very passionate about teaching others. I have to take a break from my lessons for awhile but I will be back.

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