Larry Burroughs
Elmira, NY
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Larry Burroughs

Larry B.

Elmira, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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. 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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Hope
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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 28, 2021
Ginny
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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
Sarah
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I like lessons with Larry. He is patient, and always finds something positive. Trumpet is easier now, and a lot more fun!

Posted Apr 23, 2021

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Experience

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.

Education

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
Aug 2010 - May 2012

Morehead State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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