Pravin Thompson

Pravin T.

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

Teaching since:
2010

Pravin Thompson is an International Jazz Guitarist based in New York City. Originally from South Plainfield New Jersey, Pravin began studying guitar at age 10 after years of watching his older brother play. He quickly began playing in local rock bands and school ensembles where he was first exposed to jazz. After graduating, Pravin attending New Jersey City University and majored in Jazz studies. Through the school he has performed with Allen Farnham, Joel Weiskopf, Paul Meyers, Nate Eklund, Bob Malach, and Pete McGuinness.

In 2014, Pravin graduated from NJCU and released a 6 track EP entitled “Identity,” featuring all original compositions. Grabbing influences everywhere from Miles Davis to Smashing Pumpkins, “Identity” is a blend of Rock and Jazz. Singer-Songwriter like melodies, along with improvisation and heavy band interaction.

Since releasing “Identity” Pravin has relocated to Brooklyn where he maintains a busy performing schedule as a side-man and leader. ShapeShifter Lab, Rockwood Music Hall, Pianos, Kava Shteeble, Pete’s Candy Store, The Shrine, Silvana, Bar Next Door, are some of the of local venues he Performs at regularly. He has also played in Resonance Cafe and Upstairs Jazz Lounge in Montreal, Canada.

Pravin also plays in many large ensembles. Frequently subbing in bands such as Big Beat, Erica Seguine & Shannon Baker Jazz Orchestra, Pangean Orchestra, New Generation Theater Company, and Brillbird/Jessica Ackerley: Double Trio ensemble. Pravin was apart of the “Super: The Musical” ensemble, which was performed during 2016’s NYC Fringe Festival and won the “Overall excellence” award.

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Education

Jazz Studies
Sep 2010 - Sep 2014
New Jersey City University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Photo by Pravin T.

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Jason Jan 7, 2019
Guitar · Online

I went in with minimal skill. My goal was to get a grasp on music theory which Pravin gave to me. His no nonsense approach to teaching worked with my willingness to learn. I highly recommend him.

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