Greetings! I am a private guitar instructor and guitarist for two bands as well as an independent artist in Yakima, WA. I was recently accepted into Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA for Fall of 2012. While on vacation in Las Vegas, NV last week - I hit up the Google-Gods in search of a guitar instructor whom I might be able to acquire some good MI Prep from. The 'powers that be' listed Mr. Vince Lauria as the top guy in the area. I quickly gave him a call and discussed my situation. After a brief conversation I decided to take up on a two-hour guitar lesson from him. I'm so glad that I did this! Mr. Lauria is extremely knowledgeable (hope I spelled that right) full of great energy, wisdom and patience. Not only did I acquire a lesson emphasized in theory and technique but behind the scenes I got a great sense of HOW TO TEACH! If you are a beginning student or a seasoned player I would encourage ANYONE to stop for a moment, forget everything you've ever known (or thought you knew) and takre a seat with Mr. Lauria for a while and open the flood-gates and BE A SPONGE! You will NOT be dissappointed! Pete Hernandez Yakima, WA
900 Karen Ave. Suite B-212Las Vegas, NV 89129
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I had been playing bass guitar for a year already, when I decided that I had to kick it up a notch. I was referred to Vince Lauria by a friend. Little did I know I was with the best music instructor in Vegas. I've been taking lessons twice a week for the past 2 years, and love every minute of it. Vince somehow finds a way to teach so much in so little time and still make it fun. Even when I was overseas taking lessons via email, they were still challenging and exciting. He uses a different style of tablature that makes learning songs and melodies twice as easy. He is extremely knowledgeable on numerous instruments ranging from the banjo to the piano as well as different styles of playing. Music theory lessons with him have not only exponentially increased my playing ability on bass, but expanded my understanding of how music is composed. After recently coming back from an audition and tour at Berklee College of Music, Boston I realized that Vince had been preparing me all along by using the same style of teaching that the professors use! I would not hesitate to recommend him to any musician in the country.
I have been going to vince for guitar lessons for about 6 years now. He has helped me evolve from a beginner to proficient in songwriting, playing multiple instruments, producing my own works, and even making money from my music. I can strongly say that all of my success has come from vinces fun and engaging teaching techniques. I can't thank him enough for helping me chase my dreams and I know he can help anybody. So get on down to him if you want to learn how to play guitar or learn some production.