- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
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Jeffry Larson has had a long and varied career in music that spans over four decades. He began his musical studies at four years old when he started playing the violin. He began studying and performing on guitar and bass during his teenage years and since then has performed in dozens of groups of various styles. Jeffry’s formal training includes extensive study of classical and jazz music culminating in a masters degree in music performance from Northwestern University.
As a performer Jeffry has experience across a wide spectrum of ensembles - from performing solo, to rock and jazz bands, to full symphonic orchestras. He served in the US Army band program for over twenty years and commander/conductor of several musical units. During this time he supervised the training of dozens of musicians and led performances for audiences all over the world.
Jeffry also served as the sole bass guitar instructor for the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps and developed a bass teaching curriculum that was approved for use at the Armed Forces School of Music.
Today Jeffry teaches out of his home studio in Tacoma, WA - both in-person and online. He has established himself as one of the premier music teachers in the South Puget Sound and continues to perform around the area.
Self-employed as a music instructor and performance coach teaching individuals and groups in the South Puget Sound area.
Coached several musical groups in creating set lists, rehearsal techniques, and individual proficiency culminating in public performance
Performed on bass and guitar in ensembles covering various styles including rock, pop, jazz, and country. Toured internationally and performed on professional recordings.
Served as the bass guitar instructor for the music programs of the US Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
Performed in a full symphony orchestra under the baton of legendary conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, and Georg Solti.
Patient; adapts to what you need and want, very knowledgeable and accessible
Patient, flexible, steady and knowledgeable. I enjoyed my first lesson, Jeff listened to my background and interests and teaches accordingly. Glad to find this instructor.
Jeffry is a good listener, learned my goals first, before beginning instruction. He is patient, articulate and focused on teaching. This was my first lesson and it was just what I wanted and needed.