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Larry B.
Elmira, New York
I believe that a beautiful sound is the most important thing. Rather than telling you how to get a great sound, I will demonstrate by playing everything back and forth with you. I also believe that mastery occurs in simplicity. I begin all students with simple exercises and etudes, before progressing to more challenging material. Once we are able to play the harder music, I still like to dedicate a certain percentage of daily practice to simple things to maintain that ease of playing with a beautiful sound. Learning a musical skill is accomplished through trial and error, thus we need to make mistakes in order to improve. I encourage my students not to be afraid of making mistakes. Perfection is not the target - a beautiful sound is the ultimate goal.
About Larry B.

Hi! My name is Larry, and I really enjoy playing and teaching trumpet. The trumpet has literally taken me around the world playing for over ten years on various cruise lines, visiting beautiful places in Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and North/South America. Since leaving the cruise industry, I completed masters and doctorate degrees in trumpet performance and pedagogy. Currently, I play in area symphony orchestras, musicals, jazz bands, and teach privately.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2010

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Doctor of Musical Arts

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Teaches ages 5+

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Larry B.
Elmira, New York
I believe that a beautiful sound is the most important thing. Rather than telling you how to get a great sound, I will demonstrate by playing everything back and forth with you. I also believe that mastery occurs in simplicity. I begin all students with simple exercises and etudes, before progressing to more challenging material. Once we are able to play the harder music, I still like to dedicate a certain percentage of daily practice to simple things to maintain that ease of playing with a beautiful sound. Learning a musical skill is accomplished through trial and error, thus we need to make mistakes in order to improve. I encourage my students not to be afraid of making mistakes. Perfection is not the target - a beautiful sound is the ultimate goal.
About Larry B.

Hi! My name is Larry, and I really enjoy playing and teaching trumpet. The trumpet has literally taken me around the world playing for over ten years on various cruise lines, visiting beautiful places in Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, and North/South America. Since leaving the cruise industry, I completed masters and doctorate degrees in trumpet performance and pedagogy. Currently, I play in area symphony orchestras, musicals, jazz bands, and teach privately.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2010

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Great lesson. Felt at ease and learned so much from the first lesson. Really helped me in learning a great way to practice!!! Looking forward to the next lesson!!!

Posted Nov 22, 2021
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I have been taking lessons with Larry for about two years and I have improved immensely. Larry is very supportive and gives great feedback, he makes the lessons fun and educational. He will let you figure things out on your own but also give helpful instructions to lead you on your way to success. Larry is the reason I went from not being able to play the trumpet to two years later playing a level 4 trumpet NYSSMA solo and getting a 25 out of 28. Taking lessons from Larry was the best thing I could have done to get better at playing the trumpet.

Posted Apr 29, 2021
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Our daughter loves taking lessons from Larry. He has helped her improve her trumpet skills. She is a beginner, and he is very patient and knowledgeable about what she needs to develop into a great musician. Larry is always available and prompt with his lesson times but is also flexible with his schedule for us when needed.

Posted Apr 23, 2021
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Freelance trumpet player
Aug 2010 - Present
Self-Employed
Playing trumpet in rock bands, jazz bands, musicals, symphony orchestras, and church services.
Private Lesson Teacher
Aug 2010 - Present
Self-Employed
Teaching private trumpet lessons.
Trumpet
Dec 2009 - May 2010
Princess Cruise Line
Lead Trumpet/Musical Director
Aug 1997 - Oct 2009
Carnival Cruise Line
Lead trumpet and Musical Director for one of the largest cruise lines in the world.
Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2015 - Dec 2019
The University of Oklahoma
Masters in Trumpet Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Morehead State University
Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance
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Morehead State University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Trumpet
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Lyon St
Student's Home
Student's Home
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$40
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30