Mr. Lawrence started playing piano at the age of 6 and took private, formal lessons at California Keyboards Music Center in Bakersfield, California. Throughout all 4 years of high school, he studied music and was the pianist for his Church, conducting the choir and leading all of the practice sessions. He performed for his high school's graduation baccalaureate ceremony twice. Additionally, he competed in Honor Band at the county level (Kern County) as a percussionist among a group of 50 musicians. The culmination of these experiences led to Lawrence providing piano services at special gatherings such as dinners, amusement fairs/carnivals, and one wedding. Having completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA and master's degree at one of the Claremont Colleges, he strives to invest in his passion for music.
Now an instructor at Irene's Music Studio, Lawrence aims to create an effective learning environment for students by making lessons fun and exciting. He is able to teach a variety of styles, including classical, pop, Gospel, and anime/video game music (VGM). His strengths include sight reading and proper hand technique. Most significantly, he understands that learning piano should not be a dreadful chore; rather, it should be enjoyable as a means of creative expression.