Larry joins the Faculty at the Academy as a working rock ‘n’ roll drummer with a 35-year music background steeped in classic jazz, fusion, blues and country genres. He has continued to expand his musical expertise by maintaining a busy performing schedule; one which allows him to share with students the practical nature and real-life experiences of playing drums professionally.
After graduating from Gainesville High School, Larry toured extensively for several years in various club bands before returning to Orlando and earning his college degree at the University of Central Florida where he was a member of the Jazz Lab Band.
He returned to Gainesville and worked with The Hippodrome State Theatre as house drummer in numerous productions including the state-sponsored touring company of “Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” and the Tony awarding-winning “Chorus Line.”
After many years of working with numerous local bands, many of which continue to perform concert opening acts at major venues, Larry decided to “give some back.”