Meet Scott Lawrence

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Genres: Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock, Classical
Instrument: Piano
Specialties:  All levels and abilities, music reading, sight-reading, playing by ear. Music styles include: Blues, Country, Latin, Rock, Gospel patterns, Jazz standards, voicings and improvisation.  Classical and Jazz music theory.
Available Days: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and weekends
Contact:  415-233-2525 call or text


All ages welcome, all levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced.

**Scott is only providing virtual lessons at this time.  

Schedule a Lesson with Scott

 

Lesson Rates

30 min : $40
45 min : $60
60 min : $75


Meet Scott Lawrence

Learn Jazz, Blues, Rock, Country, Classical.

At this time, I am only teaching over Zoom or some other virtual platform for now. My virtual lessons have produced great results.

Scott’s students say:

“Thank you for a great year of piano. Cormac really enjoys your teaching and you have reignited him. He was definitely losing his interest before he met you. I love to see his pride in what he is accomplishing week after week, and that is because of you!”   Lisa S.

“I am a busy professional who loves to play in a local dad band. Scott has been teaching me piano for over a decade.  He is a fantastic musician with the uncanny ability to make it simple.   He is a wonderful teacher and even a better person. I unequivocally recommend Scott to anybody that wants to learn to rock!”    Todd S.

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I believe in person instruction is the best, but in the interest of public safety, I’ve been effectively teaching piano online for the past year and a half. And you don’t have to drive anywhere!

I believe it’s important to learn the basics and develop a firm grounding in reading and basic technique. 

Currently I have students from seven years old to 60 plus.

If you’re brand new to piano, I have tried and true methods to help you get started. My students tell me I’m very patient and my lessons are fun.

If you already read music, I can help you improve your reading and sight-reading. I can teach you how to learn your favorite tunes off recordings by ear. We can learn how to read "fake" books (books with just melody lines and chord symbols) and play all the chords required. I also teach Jazz theory and we can learn Jazz Standards.

If you’re interested in learning to play by ear, we can bring in music from any genre. I’ve taught students Fleetwood Mac tunes, themes from video games, Adele, Justin Bieber, you name it. 

I started playing piano when I was eight years old. I played in blues and rock bands in junior high school and discovered Dave Brubeck when I was 13. I started playing professionally at age 19.

I have 40+ years of performing, recording, and touring experience. I have played all popular styles professionally, in small clubs, theaters, and stadiums including Carnegie Hall and Oakland Coliseum. I’ve worked with artists such as Jesse Colin Young, Country Joe, Norton Buffalo, and Magic Slim. I have recorded on more than 25 albums. I earned a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from North Texas State.

Here are some examples of my recordings: 

Stompy Jones video “Mondine.” Piano solo at 2:00 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEXDFr-9aJw   

I played with Jesse Colin Young on 7 albums on Warner Brothers in the 70s.  Here’s our recording of “Ridegetop.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMBU4kR70z4

I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your musical goals.

 

Need help booking a lesson? Email lessons@bananas.com or call us at (415) 457-7600 x 104

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