Teacher Profile: Lawrence Orf

Lawrence Orf

Lawrence Orf

Instrument(s): Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Voice

City: Washington, DC

Education: Berklee College of Music

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    About Lawrence Orf

    Larry Orf has been inspired by music since childhood. Artists such as the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton were some of his first influences. Originally playing guitar by ear, Larry began playing in bands in his early teens and continued in his twenties. Along with rock, Larry developed an interest in jazz music as well.

    After playing in bands for many years Larry increased the seriousness of his music study by starting private lessons and moving into traditional music study. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music.

    Larry began teaching guitar and bass in 1985 and resumed playing in bands as well. As someone who has played a variety of styles of music Larry is prepared to help his students to play the style in which they are interested. Not all students are the same and it is important to fit the interests and learning style of the individual.

    In addition to guitar instruction, Larry also began teaching piano in 1985, as he established a strong basis in piano study at Berklee College of Music. He has been an active piano teacher with Lessons In Your Home since 2012, and as with guitar instruction, he excels at identifying the interests and motivating factors that make piano study a success.

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