While his career has focused on performing/touring and recording, Laurence's ties to teaching are lifelong and originate in his family. His father, Burnet Hobgood, was an acclaimed educator in the college theater, perhaps best known as the creator/designer of the…Read more
“Thanks again for a great residency and concert. The students are still talking about the events of last week. You gave them superb feedback, perspective and direction. And your trio was fabulous.”
Michael Sakash, Music Director, Conservatory at Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, Maine
Piano • Music Theory • Composing/Arranging
- Lessons are available via FaceTime (preferred) or Skype.
- Intermediate to advanced.
- Contact Laurence for more information.
Workshops & Masterclasses | Descriptions
- Slowing Down: Key Steps Toward Expanding Musical Consciousness
- Piano Technique: An Organic Approach for Removing Tension
- Arranging as “Re-Arranging”: Methods for Imagining New Treatments of Familiar Repertoire
- Vocal Jazz Workshop: Beyond Technique
- Basic Theory: Understanding the Harmonic/Melodic System from the Ground Up
- Producing a Jazz Record: From Tracking to Mastering
- Guided Listening Session: Hearing Beneath the Surface
- Listening to Jazz: The Informed Ear - Jazz Appreciation for the Non-Playing Aficionado
The workshops with Laurence Hobgood were an incredible opportunity to hear first-hand the philosophy of a master musician. The workshops were very valuable for my own music practice and my teaching. It is wonderful that Doo-Bop is providing access to visiting artists of this calibre.
Melissa Forbes, jazz singer/educator, Toowoomba
Laurence Hobgood left a permanent imprint on Brisbane singers and instrumentalists at the workshop he conducted at Doo-Bop on Saturday 21st April 2018. It was a powerful afternoon, one that will continue to guide us through the internal dialogue we need to help determine what drives us as creative practitioners.
Ingrid James, jazz singer/educator, Brisbane
It is not that long ago that you would have to travel to the other side of the world to be mentored by a musician of the calibre of Laurence Hobgood, a multi-Grammy award nominee and winner. To be able to do this in our very own city, in the intimate setting of a world-class jazz venue was such a privilege. It was simply amazing.
Andrew Butt, saxophonist/educator
Dear Laurence, Thank you for coming to Stanley. Middle school teachers need to be inspired, and you certainly did that for me. The students are still talking about YOU, your lecture, and your playing. Seldom in my life have I met anyone who could speak about music and play it at the level that you do.
I don’t know what to say. I am a better person and musician for having met you. The little girl who sat next to you is one of the pianists. When I asked her what your message was, she said, “You have to tell a story”. She got it and so did the rest of us!
That comment was consistent with all of the other adults present. Again, I am grateful that you got up so early, took BART, and gave of yourself so generously.
BOB ATHAYDE, MUSIC DIRECTOR
STANLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL, LAFAYETTE, CA