Vince Lauria Studios
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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.Aug 11, 2012
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- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?I worked on the filmscore to the feature-length documentary Pigweed Philosopher: The Untethered Zen of Kimball Johnson with director Gabriel Lakey and executive producer Jeffrey Gold. The film went on to win a number of festival awards, including: Winner - 2009 Toronto Independent Film Festival - Feature Documentary (International) Winner - 2009 Moab Film Festival Winner - 2009 London Independent Film Festival - Feature Documentary (International) Winner - 2009 Park City Film Music Festival - Director's Choice: Gold Medal for Excellence - Feature Documentary The official website is: http://www.pigweedphilosopher.com Synopsis: Kimball Johnson is a non-conformist with a heartand someone willing to lose everything to tilt at windmills. In the style of esteemed documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, documentary filmmaker Gabriel Lakey spent six years following this true American original. Some might call Kimball Johnson crazy, some might call him foolish, and others might call him enlightened, but pursuing his passions headlong without a harness can bear a heavy price. Would you be willing to lose everything you owned for the feeling of having tried and lost? Is this pigweed philosopher an unconventional genius who figured out that life is best lived at the outer fringes or is he just the quintessential Don Quixote of broken dreams who never found his way home?