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David Lawson

Woodwinds teacher
Dave Lawson is a highly trained woodwind clinician that has been teaching woodwinds for over 15 years. He has taught clinics from elementary school beginners to high school seniors auditioning at the college level. He has learned from and taught award winning directors like: Mary Land, while she was the director at Pickens Middle School, and Daniel Gray, while he was at River Ridge High School, and Chris Shumick at Milton High School. Dave is a professional clarinet and alto sax player, having performed with Tara Winds at their GMEA Performance in January of 2014 and again at Midwest in December of 2015. Dave has performed with The Dalton-Whitfield Community band in Dalton, GA, the Alpharetta City Band in Alpharetta, GA, the Sounds of Sawnee community and in Cumming, GA, and the American Patriot Winds in Woodstock, GA. Dave has studied clarinet with Andrea Strauss, Mariano Pacetti, John Warren, and both clarinet and sax with Mitchel Henson. Dave maintains a busy private studio that ranges from beginners to retired beginners from 7-67. Dave's studio is fast paced, intense and filled to the brink with fun. Dave also runs a woodwind repair shop where he fixes instruments for schools and private students. Currently, we have three apprentice woodwind techs and nearly 150 instruments that our shop owns that we are fixing, renting, or selling. Dave has also taught numerous repair courses throughout the southeast. In 2017, Dave taught sessions at the Alabama Music Educators Convention (AMEA), the Georgia MEA, the Tennessee MEA, West Georgia, and Reinhardt University. In 2019, Dave taught a session at AMEA and GMEA and will be back at GMEA again in 2020 to teach a low reed repair session. Currently Dave is working with Milton High School's marching band where they won two grand championships and an 8th place finish at the McEachern BOA this year.
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796 Lakeview Drive  Gainesville, GA  30501 • (770) 532-4383
Lakeview Academy is a private, coeducational day school for students in preschool through 12th grade, located in Gainesville, GA. 

Lakeview Academy is committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student through a partnership of school, family, and community.