Larry Bennett has been providing drum set and snare instruction privately for over 30 years. Larry focuses on the art of using "approaches" to convey particular ideas and concepts to his students. This is an excellent tool used to enable the student to better understand and retain what is taught during the lesson.
In any given lesson, emphasis is usually placed on: technique, rudiments, theory, ear training, time keeping, performing skills, adapting to different styles, and feels. To help apply what is learned, time is always spent during each lesson playing along with music from his extensive music library which has been custom tailored for the drummer. He assists his students in preparation for school band auditions, music college entrance evaluations and helps to prepare students for local drumming competitions as well. He is fluid with several styles of playing and enjoys teaching students of all ages.
Larry will assess each student's strengths in learning and adapt his teaching style accordingly to fit their needs. He takes a lot of pride in both playing and teaching, and it shows in his work. His motto is "Having fun doing what you love is the key to success." Larry is also soon to release his comprehensive method book: "Chasing the Drum."
Educated at the The Drummers Collective 1977-1980. Located in Manhattan, New York under the guidance of world renowned teacher Michael Lauren.
Privately teaching since 1980.
Drum Lessons Virtually (c/o Boulder Drum Studio) - Boulder, CO 2004 to present.
Drummers Institute of Georgia - Kennesaw, GA 1992 - 2004.
Mars Music - Marietta, GA 1997 - 2000.
Music and Arts School of Music - Roswell, GA 1996 - 1999.
Larry has been playing drums since 1975, and has performed in several types of bands including Rock, Top 40, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Dance and Original. He is also a music recording engineer and has worked with many groups including the "Atlanta Rhythm Section" and "Hank Williams Jr."
Rock, Metal, Double Bass, Progressive, Blues, Pop, Jazz, Country, Funk, Reggae and Latin.