Learn Guitar Sf

Learn Guitar Sf

5.0 (3)
1 employee
45 years in business

About this pro

I teach students to read music. I have been teaching guitar students to read music for over twenty five years. I teach students age three to senior citizens.

I enjoy observing and helping students to learn to be amateur musicians which enhances their math and science skills.

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San Francisco, CA 94122
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3 Reviews


  • Marcus L

    This review for Lawrence is from the perspective of a beginning guitar player. In choosing Lawrence, and compared to other teachers I spoke with, he took the time to understand my experience level and musical background before we started the lessons. After three months of private lessons, I also appreciate how Lawrence has helped me keep advancing as a beginner, including how to read and understand music.

  • Yves Descourvieres

    Mr Paul has been teaching electric guitar to my eldest son for three years and to my youngest for one year. Both have made excellent progress, thanks to Mr Paul's ability to keeping them focused and motivated while learning more and more complexe techniques.

  • Brett Womack

    I have two children (ages 9 and 12) currently taking lessons from Mr. Paul. Lawrence is a wonderful guitar teacher, and an outstanding teacher of music in general. He's very skilled at his craft, but beyond that is great at being simultaneously 100% positive and encouraging, yet still disciplined and consistent in his expectations from students. Both my kids really enjoy the lessons, and take a lot of pride in the progress they've made. I'd highly recommend Mr. Paul for anyone wishing to learn guitar.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First a free orientation appointment. After the first appointment we begin a learning process to play music on the guitar.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor of Music from Long Beach State University in Guitar Performance and a Master's degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$42.00 for 1/2 hour lessons, $63.00 for 45 minute lessons and $84.00 for one hour lessons.

How did you get started teaching?

In 1964 I taught lessons to a friend and in 1966 I had over twenty students.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and styles such as classical, rock, folk, sing-along, flamenco, electric bass.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Teaching a three year old guitar student to count and play Itsy Bitsy Spider on the guitar.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find a teacher you feel comfortable with as you need to follow your intuition. Also, try to find a teacher who can teach students to read music when they're ready. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask a teacher if they're comfortable teaching a student to read. Ask the teacher if they can be flexible about practice expectations.