Gordon Lewis
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Gordon Lewis

Gordon L.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

About Gordon L.

Gordon L. began playing music at a very early age but didn't begin to learn the saxophone until he was in fifth grade. Gordon's interest in music grew when he began to work sound systems for bluegrass bands and eventually he started to experiment more with music.

Soon after he would pick up guitar which would spark his interest in further pursuing his playing of music. After he bought a guitar, Gordon would practice relentlessly, sometimes for as long as 12 hours a day. This passion for music allowed Gordon to go to a summer rock band camp in San Diego where he learned everything you need to know about touring, playing in a band, making a music video etc.

When Gordon reached his senior year of high school he attended Perpich Center of the Performing arts in Golden Valley, Minnesota. While he was learned he took classes in ear training and music theory. He also took a Taiko drum class while he was at Perpich. Along with learning new musical concepts, Gordon also learned how the music business works which got him more interested in marketing the bands he performed in. Gordon also was able to take guitar lessons at Macphail in Minneapolis under the apprenticeship of James Allen.

Gordon went on to Mesabi Range Community College where he received his Associates Degree. While there he played saxophone in the Community Band and guitar in bands he started himself. Gordon also took a banjo class, piano class and a music history class at Mesabi Range Community College. His main focus in the past years has been working with bands doing studio work, mini tours and CD production/marketing for those groups.

After Community College, Gordon went to Evangel University in Missouri where he continued to study Guitar and Saxophone while picking up more woodwind and string instruments. Gordon took private guitar lessons and attended a Guitar Master Class at this college. He also attended Missouri State University where he learned about theory and composition. He also played Saxophone in the jazz band. While he attended school in Missouri he relentlessly continued to play in multiple groups live and recorded a Ska/Reggae CD (guitar and saxophone tracks) with the band Bringers of the Dawn.

Gordon can fluently play and teach Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Clarinet, and Saxophone. Gordon is also willing to teach harmonica and banjo to those interested in learning. Gordon also has knowledge of several other cultural instruments with a background in piano lessons from high school and college. He got superior and excellent ratings at musical competitions for voice and saxophone in high school where he performed songs such as the Hungarian Dance #5 and Beautiful Dreamer.

Gordon loves all genres of music and enjoys learning every style he can in order to improve his musical instruction. For the moment Gordon is pursuing songwriting particularly in the field of cultural music. Focusing on the students immediate musical needs, Gordon is able to encourage students to set goals in order to efficiently practice, concentrate and focus during the lesson time. Gordon is very patient with every student so that they refrain from becoming frustrated, overwhelmed or intimidated. Realizing the importance of music, Gordon makes sure that every student leaves each lesson having learned something new.


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19 Reviews
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Good teacher nice guy who knows his profession

Posted Jun 14, 2021
Alyssa K.
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First lesson was great! Gordon easily and fluidly adjusted the pace by what I picked up and what challenged me. He's clearly extremely knowledgeable, but still able to talk to a beginner on a beginner's level

Posted Jun 10, 2021
Drew L.
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Wonderful first lesson! Looking forward to more.

Posted Jun 8, 2021
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Great lesson. Gave me several things to work on.
Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted May 31, 2021
Takato K.
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My son who is 10 years old enjoyed his first lesson with Gordon. His instructions were easy for my son to follow. Gordon’s tone of voice and attitude is very encouraging to challenge new scales.

Posted May 26, 2021
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Supportive, encouraging and very relaxed. Good pace.

Posted May 10, 2021
Akshay S.
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Gordon is an excellent teacher. The thing that stood out most about him is that he will let you learn anything you want! He doesn’t just read off a book, but asks you for what you want to play, and guides you through it. He also makes you more confident, and pushes your boundaries. The experience is highly interactive and entertaining. I have accelerated so fast through his teaching and I would highly recommend him!

Posted May 9, 2021
Gerry S.
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The reason for 3 stars is that the audio was terrible. Gordon sounded like he was in a tunnel , and I was getting feedback on my voice, it was very disconcerting and hard to understand. Difficult to learn under those circumstances. The video was just fair. Gordon is good, but the experience was not.

Posted Mar 23, 2021
Dominic G.
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My son was very engaged and connected well with Gordon!

Posted Mar 23, 2021
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Gordon is a talented musician and gifted teacher. His vast experience allows him to make lessons engaging for students of any skill level. As a beginner, I found elementary sessions gratifying. I would recommend anyone looking to learn a new instrument or hone their skills try a lesson with Gordon.

Posted Mar 10, 2021
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Gordon is an experienced multi-instrumentalist. He is very easy to get along with, alway encouraging and helpfull. I highly recommend trying to take lessons from Gordon to see if you are a good fit.

Posted Mar 4, 2021
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When I started , all I knew was how to make the saxophone squeak. All it took was one lesson from Gordon for me to play basic notes harmoniously. I highly recommend signing up for a lesson!

Posted Feb 24, 2021
Mikey Ferrin
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Gordy's an incredible musician and very fun to do a lesson with. Highly recommend!

Posted Feb 24, 2021
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Well versed in what he teaches. Good for those that want to learn the theory behind music and use that as a building block for playing.

Posted Feb 23, 2021
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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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