Aren't you tired of faking it? Isn't it time to really learn and be able to apply music theory?
If you are not instructed correctly in the first year or two you will develop bad habits that last a lifetime.
It is better to study correctly in the beginning than it is to waste years trying to correct bad practice habits later on.
I have taught hundreds of students all ages and most of them who had lessons elsewhere say, “I never improve past a certain point. I don’t seem to play the way I want to!”
This is because of teachers who are ignorant of proper teaching and practice techniques! Their intentions are good, but the results are sloppy and limiting. And then you become frustrated and think, “It must be me. I never learn.” This is not true! To play well you must be instructed properly. Period!
My students will confirm this. Click here to read testimonials from my students.
Vince Lauria with one of his music students, Samantha, picking out her guitar at Guitar Center.
I am a Professional Musician and Award-winning Composer
I am a former instructor (not just a graduate) from one of the top music trade schools in Los Angeles, California.
My guitar instruction book has been used at the Berklee College of Music in Boston—the top music school in the world.
I am an award-winning musician, who has collaborated with Denny Laine of The Moody Blues and Wings (Paul McCartney's band after The Beatles), Hall of Fame recording artist Dave Marks (The Beach Boys), Duncan Faure (Rabbitt, Trevor Rabin, Madonna), film composer and Academy Award nominee John Debney (Sin City, The Passion of the Christ), award-winning film composer Jeffrey Gold (Abby Singer, Pigweed Philosopher, Nowhere Fast), TV/film composer Dan Ferguson (Toto, Steely Dan, Cher), Emmy award winner Jimmy Danelli (Winnie the Pooh, Disney), actor Mark McClure (Apollo 13, Superman, Back to the Future), Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton (The Falcon and The Snowman, Ordinary People), Jazz great Richie Cole, Platinum artist Donnie Vie (Enuff Z'nuff), Jake E. Lee (Badlands, Ozzy Osbourne, Sarah Thiele), Vinnie Castaldo (Phil Collins, Aynsley Dunbar), and Mike Bordeman (drummer for Spencer Davis). I was guitar and music theory instructor for members of the R&R Top 40 (No. 27) charting pop-rock band Kropp Circle, the Peoples Voice 2010 Winners in the Teen category of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) judged by music industry luminaries including Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Kings of Leon, Kelly Clarkson, and Ben Folds. Vince Lauria was also an instructor to guitarist Chris Iorio of the Billboard (No. 4) charting band (EMI/Virgin Records), Adelitas Way ("Invincible"). Click here to read my full Bio.
My music is available on iTunes and Amazon, and my filmography is available on IMDb.
Vince Lauria with Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Wings). Vince plays on Denny's new album, "Valley of Dreams." Denny Laine's music is available on iTunes.
Take the time to really learn and understand scales, chords, and song construction.
Please take the time to study with someone who can really help you develop your skills.
Quit wasting your time and money on useless lessons with little-to-no improvement. Work with a professional instructor who has developed a complete music education system—not just someone who can teach you some blues riffs or Stairway to Heaven.
In piano lessons, I teach traditional music reading and use my own easy piano tablature system.
I guarantee you will learn more from me than any other teacher or I will give you your money back!
Remember, just because someone is a good player does not mean they are able to teach you properly. Many good players are sincere, but lack the proper teaching skills. Professional guitar & bass and music instruction is absolutely essential.