Jimmy Lawrence

Jimmy L.

Azusa, CA

About Jimmy L.

Background check: Last verified 08/26/2016
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Jimmy teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: 2001
Last sign in: More than two months


I am currently a graduate student of Music Composition in Azusa, California, holding a triple-bachelor's degree in Applied Piano, Music Theory/Composition, and Music Education, with an Idaho teaching certification in K-12 music, and over 15 years of private teaching experience.

I take an adaptable and student-centered, goal-oriented teaching approach for piano, drums, percussion, guitar, music theory, composition and other subjects.

My experience with drum set is not limited to rock, punk, metal, jazz, latin, worship, and contemporary styles. I offer studies on various hand techniques as well as pedal techniques, particularly "heel-toe." I also teach mallets.

As for guitar, my experience has focused mostly on classical, folk, and rock/metal/prog (rhythm). Beginning and intermediate students starting jazz will still find these lessons very helpful, as I am also a jazz pianist. As a composer, I have written many challenging pieces of music for guitar and other ensembles.


Master of Music Composition (in progress)
Aug 2015 - Present
Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts: Applied Music Theory/Composition
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Northwest Nazarene University
Bachelor of Arts: Secondary Music Education (K-12)
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Northwest Nazarene University
Bachelor of Arts: Applied Piano
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Northwest Nazarene University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Idaho Teaching Certificate K12 Music
Jan 2015
Idaho Department of Education

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