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Larry T.

Albany, CA

$60/hr

Piano and Songwriting Teacher

Usually responds in about 22 hours

Piano and Songwriting Teacher

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Dear Students and Parents,

Music is my passion. As a professional Pianist and Songwriter I have toured the United States in Rock and Roll bands, have been recorded and produced by Todd Rundgren, and made my living working as a commissioned songwriter and as a pianist accompanying singers and instrumentalists, as a soloist, and as a recording session keyboardist.

As the old joke goes, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"... "Practice, practice , practice." This reality came true for me as a member of Todd Rundgren's "Back to the Bars" band. I have also been an award winning songwriter for my original work and I am a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers- A.S.C.A.P.

My tutoring methods are meant to be fun and to listen to what you want to accomplish as a pianist and/or songwriter. I teach the basics skills as I learned them, in order for you to play with enjoyment and what I call, "Freedom of expression".

So "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"... "Learn, Learn, Learn"... and have fun doing it.

History:
Music History
Homeschool:
Piano

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Composition (Music)

I am a published and commercially released Songwriter/Composer. I am a member of the American Society of Songwriters, Authors and Publishers. (A.S.C.A.P.) You can hear my work online.

Music History

I studied music history in college and was part of the beginning Rock and Roll as we know it. I was in a Rock and Roll band who released 5 commercially released record albums, two of which were produced by Todd Rundgren. I was on tour and been part of many shows with such artists as Santana, Blood, Sweat and Tears, the ELO orchestra.

Piano

I am a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers- A.S.C.A.P. and have conducted private piano studies for 12 years. For beginning and intermediate students I am currently teaching Hanon Finger Exercises, All the Major and Minor Scales and Arpeggios using cycle of Fifths and Basic Sight Reading, Notation and Counting Skills. I teach from the John Thompson books. References upon request. Thank you.
Larry T.

Songwriting

I am a Published and Commercially released songwriter/composer. I am a member of the American Society of Songwriters, Authors and Publishers. You can hear my work online.

Voice (Music)

I was a choir member from 5th through 12th grade and became very proficient at sight reading and harmonizing. I have helped theatrical singers rehearse, including proper breathing exercises breathing from the diaphragm, diction and pronunciation. I also use the chromatic scales and arpeggios to increase and strengthen my students vocal ranges. I am also well versed in all styles of music from Lieder to Jazz.

Nassau Community College

Education

Nassau Community College

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Larry will travel within 10 miles of Albany, CA 94706.


About Larry

Dear Students and Parents,

Music is my passion. As a professional Pianist and Songwriter I have toured the United States in Rock and Roll bands, have been recorded and produced by Todd Rundgren, and made my living working as a commissioned songwriter and as a pianist accompanying singers and instrumentalists, as a soloist, and as a recording session keyboardist.

As the old joke goes, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"... "Practice, practice , practice." This reality came true for me as a member of Todd Rundgren's "Back to the Bars" band. I have also been an award winning songwriter for my original work and I am a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers- A.S.C.A.P.

My tutoring methods are meant to be fun and to listen to what you want to accomplish as a pianist and/or songwriter. I teach the basics skills as I learned them, in order for you to play with enjoyment and what I call, "Freedom of expression".

So "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"... "Learn, Learn, Learn"... and have fun doing it.

Education

Nassau Community College

Education

Nassau Community College


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Albany, CA 94706

Larry’s Subjects

History:
Music History
Homeschool:
Piano

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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