Lawrence Goddard

Lawrence G.

Rio Rancho, NM
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The pipe organ is a complicated, yet beautiful instrument to master. As such, beginning students must have attained an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency on the piano in order to study the pipe organ. Please contact me to discuss your interests in more detail.
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Lawrence teaches



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

Teaching since:
March 2007

Lawrence loves to teach music, especially piano and organ. He began studying the piano at age 5; by age 12 he was studying the pipe organ and performing at church services in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and the University of Massachusetts in Boston, he has continued his private musical studies throughout his adult life with distinguished faculty members from the Cornell College School of Music, the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and the Winthrop University Conservatory of Music.

Presently, he teaches private music lessons in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, and is the Director of Music & Liturgy at Church of the Incarnation in Rio Rancho. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists.

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Board of Directors & Founding Musician
Jun 2018 - Present
Baroque 'n Arts, Inc.

As a founding member of Baroque 'n Arts, Inc., Lawrence is actively pursuing his passion for preserving and promoting music of the Baroque Period. A collegium of professional musicians, Baroque 'n Arts performs concerts throughout the Albuquerque metropolitan area. Please view our website for up-to-date information about our ensemble:

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Director of Music & Liturgy
Jan 2012 - Present
Church of the Incarnation

Director of Music
Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church

President, Board of Directors
Nov 2010 - Nov 2011
Northern Neck Orchestra Corporation


Bachelor of Arts
Sep 1984 - May 1987
University of Massachusetts


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Guild of Organists
Mar 2006

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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2 Reviews

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Nicholas May 19, 2017
Piano · In studio

Very personable and seems to be a good fit with our 6 year old. Were looking forward to our next lesson.

Clifford S. Feb 3, 2017
Piano · In studio

Very good instructor.

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