Gavin Lawrence

Gavin L.

Bedminster, NJ

About Gavin L.

Background check: Last verified 01/08/2016
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Gavin teaches: Ages 12 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2003
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Teaching guitar, and music for over 13 years, 10+ years of that time spent in professional music schools and shops. In addition, I spent 6 years in a special needs school, teaching general music, and guitar to students with learning and behavior issues.
I have had the pleasure of learning from numerous guitar teachers and mentors over the years including, T.T. Quick guitarist, David Dipietro.
Recently having toured the US with national acts in the band McClinton, sharing stages with Saving Abel, Adelita's Way, Framing Hanley, Red, Winger, Steelheart, Bad Seed Rising, LA Guns and many more. I'm proud to say that I have taken the skills I've honed during those years to stages and studios around the country.
I can help you make sense of concepts that many students find confusing. Focusing on the goals the Students wishes to achieve. Ultimately, I teach a student to be able to progress independently. Learning songs is fine, but in the end it's about learning the concepts that allow the student to learn those songs on his/her own and be able to use those elements create their own music.
I teach all styles, and levels.
Also offering lessons for Bass guitar.

Photos and Videos

Blues Improv example

Experience

Guitar Player

Apr 2014 - Present
McClinton

Touring guitar player.

Guitar teacher

Aug 2007 - Apr 2015
Big Bang Music Center

1 on 1 guitar lessons, and rock ensemble lessons. I also pioneered a beginner ensemble.

Teacher Tech/Aide

Oct 2003 - Nov 2009
East Mountain School

In class aide, dealing with behavioral and special needs issues. Guitar teacher within music classes, and elective guitar ensemble classes.

Education

Theater

Aug 1998 - May 2002
West Virginia Wesleyan

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

NJ Substute teacher certification

Sep 2007
State of New Jersey

Certified Substitute teacher in NJ

Affiliations

BMI

Sep 2014
Images

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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15 Reviews on Gavin L.

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Robert L. Oct 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My 11 year old son has been taking weekly lessons with Gavin for the past 6 months or so. We are very happy with the outcome. Gavin is patient with kids and flexible on schedules. Most importantly, he teaches with passion. We highly recommend him.
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Paul L. Oct 20, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
very knowledgeable fun to work with, 5 lessons and learned something new each time
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Michael T. Jul 20, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
First lesson and Gavin was very quick to assess my ability and goals and show me some exercises. Very helpful and I'm looking forward to working with him!
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Ethan Jul 19, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Gavin is a great instructor! He is very patient with my 9 yr old son and keeps him super motivated in learning and practicing everyday! Also Gavin is very flexible with our schedule too!
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Nicholas Jun 6, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Gavin is very patient, provides a structured lesson & is very good with a challenging / special needs student.
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Liv Apr 19, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Real nice lesson, great to find an experienced instructor who is patient, skilled and extremely knowledgeable about the instrument and who tailors instructional strategies on what your really want to learn on guitar! Many thanks Gavin see ya next week!
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Riya G. Apr 15, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
GAVIN ROCKS!!!!! Literally he can rock it out like your at a live concert, it is amazing. Even more amazing are his teaching skills. He has the kids excited & engaged. He makes me want to try to learn guitar myself. I would HIGHLY recommend Gavin. Thank you
Eva Gujral
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Debbie Apr 12, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Gavin is a very friendly guy and makes that first meeting very comfortable. I had only one lesson so far and enjoyed it immensely.
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Kim Mar 12, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Patient & provides positive feedback for encouragement.
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Karli C. Jan 31, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
He was calm and civil in the face of many frustrations and issues, all of them our fault. My daughter's amp broke during the start of the first lesson, she had no electronic tuner ready for the first lesson, her guitar was badly out of tune, and she knew nothing about the fundamentals of music or reading music. It was frustrating; but she got through it and even learned a few things. She will be ready with a new or repaired amp for the next lesson and has been encouraged to practice daily until then. Thank you for being so patient and professional.
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