Keyboard, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Larry Evans at nine years old begged his mother a piano teacher herself to learn the piano and has never stopped since. At 18 he was already playing for large crowds at the Elks Club in Michigan where he grew up. He played Friday nights with a repertoire of 52 songs memorized. At 19 Larry went to audition to accompany for a full musical production of 'Carnival' The director who was new that night thought that Larry was the regular pianist and said 'okay everyone, let's run the entire show!' Larry being young and not knowing what an audition entailed SIGHT READ AND PERFORMED THE ENTIRE 1 & 1/2 hour SHOW ON THE SPOT! Then when someone said to the director 'Larry just came tonight to audition' The director said 'You got the job!'
At 23 Larry put himself through MSU School of Music by by playing at an upscale restaurants and piano bars on the weekends after having increased his repertoire to 220 songs. From 10 years old he showed a natural ability to improvise and arrange popular music while reading it for the first time. Finally in 1999 he released his first full length CD featuring his own piano arrangements. 'Magnificent Movie Love Themes' has sold over four thousand copies to date. Now in digital distribution the CD is repeatedly downloaded by fans all over Europe, Australia and of course the United States.
My Musical Education Background
Michigan State University School of Music B. A in Music Education and Jazz Studies.
Michigan State University B. S. Psychology
Eastern Michigan University Music Performance Major.
Extensive piano training in Piano Bars, Hotels, Cruise ships, and restaurants too!
Genres and Subjects Taught
Classical Piano- beginner to advanced
Certificate of Merit Training-all levels
Technique and relaxation
Current Rates are:
30 minute lessons once per week =$112 per month
45 minute lessons " " " =$160 per month
One hour lessons " " " = $208 per month
(one hour lessons are discounted)
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
6 years old until whenever....some current students are 85 and 88. I guess you're never too old to learn! I like to work with seniors in fact, they are finally old enough to know that they really want to do this!
My Certifications and Awards
Certificate of Merit qualified teacher have taken students for 7 years.
Empire Record Label's best new artist for the Magnificent Movie Love Themes CD.
Currently featured on You Tube with Roxy Darr who is singing the new song from "The Great Gatsby" Young and Beautiful.
My Musical Influences
Elton John-big time, just saw him in Vegas, he is still amazing.
Billy Joel, of course
Now from the Classical Genre I love
George Fredric Handel, his keyboard works are so inspired!
Brahms, Chopin, Haydn and of course Beethoven.
Then, any popular artist I love...
Adele, Christina Aquilera, Bruno Mars all of them.
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