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      About Vaughan

      Vaughan Burton Jr
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Lawrence Township, NJ
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar
      Education: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.A.
      Performance Experience: Most recent: with the band, Dream of Maya, at West Windsor Arts for the premiere of Croquet, Vaughan's musical reflection on Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Vaughan also played during an international, live event for The Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Other bands: Hall of Mirrors, What Where When, Eight Eyes.
      Teaching Experience: 15 years' cumulative experience teaching guitar and bass to classes and individuals. Vaughan has taught previously at The Music Box, Farrington's Music, Creative Music, and the Lawrence (Ks.) Arts Center.
      Teaching Philosophy: Patience is a virtue. One should be mindful of the fact that every teacher was once a student. I will always encourage my students to ask questions and will go over the material and concepts as many times as necessary. Music is an esoteric discipline. It is important for students to completely understand formative concepts before proceeding to the next level. I will never cover these fundamentals in a cursory manner. I will always take the time to elaborate on and clarify any subjects.

      Get to know Vaughan

      Vaughan Burton is an ASCAP-affiliated guitarist / bassist / composer who has performed original music at prominent clubs (Cat's Cradle [N.C.], Katmandu [N.J.], and John and Peter's [Pa.] to name a few), festivals, galleries, universities, historic estates, and churches.

      Vaughan recently played electric guitar on Re Imaginos by Albert Bouchard, original songwriter / drummer / vocalist for Blue Öyster Cult. Two weeks after its release, the album placed at #97 on Billboard's Top Current Album Sales chart; it was reviewed in the definitive publication covering progressive rock, Prog Magazine; and it was selected as the #17 album of 2020 by Wire Magazine. Vaughan also appears on Bouchard's second volume of the Imaginos saga, Imaginos II: Bombs Over Germany (Minus Zero and Counting).

      He was the stage guitarist for acclaimed songwriter, Steve Fields; is the founder of progressive rock group, Dream of Maya; former member of the bands, Hall of Mirrors (cofounder), Joss (cofounder), Eight Eyes, What Where When (cofounder), and Tomorrow Midnight (cofounder).

      Vaughan has also collaborated with:

      Lily Frost, renowned Canadian chanteuse and instructor (Charmed, Stargate SG-1, Grey's Anatomy, Crazy / Beautiful); Spirits Burning and Michael Moorcock (on the final CD in a series of releases based on Moorcock's novels); Dave DeMarco, bassist for Oblivion Sun and Crack the Sky; Marc Norgaard, rock / jazz percussionist and contributor to Modern Drummer magazine; Brad Newell, founder of The Graphic and Eight Eyes; Virginia Masius, bassist and member of the Greensboro (N.C.) Symphony Orchestra; Grammy-winning producers, Steve Hardy and Damon Whittemore; acclaimed author, M.A. Foster.

      Vaughan teaches at:
      3375 US Hwy 1 Suite 150
      Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
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