Gaw Vang Williams

Gaw V.

34 Reviews
Sacramento, CA

About Gaw V.

Background check: Last verified 06/14/2015
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Gaw teaches: Ages 1 and up
Teaching since: June 2004
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Overview

Gaw is a voice artist, music teacher, and arranger local to the Sacramento area, specializing in styles such as Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Classical. She began her music experience with the baritone at age 12, and eventually learned to play the violin, trumpet, French horn, piano, and percussion. She received her B.M. in Jazz Studies and her Master in Voice Performance at California State University of Sacramento.

Gaw sings locally in various Sacramento venues, such as Naked Lounge, the Shine, Shady Lady. She won multiple Downbeat Awards with vocal jazz ensembles at Sacramento State. She performed with Schola Cantorum under the direction of Dr. Donald Kendrick and performed with world class choir RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace). Gaw played brass with the championship level drum and bugle corps, Mandarins and Blue Devils A Corps.

Gaw is a positive, personable, and enthusiastic teacher. She began teaching music in 2004 at VAPAC (Visual and Performing Arts Charter), and she taught percussion for several years at C.K. McClatchy High School and a season with Folsom High School. She directed C.K. McClatchy High School choir and was the student director for Sac State vocal jazz ensemble Vox 2 for many years.

She is a currently the director of Sac State vocal jazz ensembles and the jazz voice applied instructor. She also teaches privately throughout Sacramento.

*** Lesson Details ***
"I love teaching because it's worthwhile to see my students succeed in something they really work hard for. I believe that every student has their own unique way of learning music. I am patient and understanding, so my lesson plans will be based on the student's ability, personal interests, and goals. We can work on songs that range from Bach to Ella Fitzgerald, Rolling Stones to Adele and Taylor Swift. Music is fun and rewarding. With me, students will develop a strong music education to help them succeed while having fun."

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Education

Master of Music Performance Sep 2012 - May 2014
Sacramento State Universtiy

Languages Spoken

English and Hmong Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Master of Music Performance May 2014
California State University of Sacramento

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34 Reviews on Gaw V.

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Mary S. Jun 17, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
My daughter just completed her first piano lesson with Gaw and she loved it! Gaw is very patient and intuitive. My daughter can't wait for her second lesson!
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Sina D. Jun 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Motivating, very well educated ! Friendly! Punctual! Definitely recommend!
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Lovely L. Jun 1, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've had a lot of fun with the singing lessons, and learned some fantastic techniques. Gaw has made the entire experience memorable!
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Martine H. May 29, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Gaw is very positive, encouraging, supportive, and motivating. I really appreciated her for her manners, personality, her ability to be so accommodating with my schedule.
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Nevaeh F. May 26, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Awesome!!
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Eleanor C. Apr 29, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Gaw is an excellent instructor. She's doing a great job helping my daughter build confidence with her voice.
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Martine H. Apr 20, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Gaw is a very professional and friendly teacher. I am really enjoying her teaching style. She is always supporting and encouraging. After only a few lessons, I already feel like I have learned a lot and continue to learn quickly.
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Kathy F. Apr 10, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Gaw is very welcoming, passionate & patient. My daughter loves her! She has progressed immensely in the short time she's been working with Gaw. Great teacher!!
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Rachel G. Mar 23, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Would give her 5 stars if I knew her better - she was great!
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Dora S. Jun 19, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Gaw is a wonderful instructor. I love her motivational energy