Larry Kent
Pronouns: he/him/his
Instruments: Piano
Styles: Classical, Rock, Blues
Classes: No group classes at this time.


I grew up in Albemarle County, Virginia, and listened to my mother play the piano since I was a baby. I started piano lessons at age 8, and began playing guitar soon after. After lots of rock bands (high school) and classical music making (college, grad schools, and professionally), I returned to central Virginia three years ago and have been playing with several non-classical groups, including a recently formed duo with vocalist Tonimarie Morris called “4th Street Manor.” To paraphrase one of my mentors: I have three music degrees, but I hope they don’t hurt my playing too much!


I heard the Beatles in person, so not much will ever compare with that, even the undoubtedly near-sighted woman at a gig recently who swore I was the spitting image of Sir Paul McCartney. What?!? Really, I just want to teach, play, and write more music.
“Larry is a patient and kind teacher. His knowledge is vast and he is an excellent communicator. I love taking my lessons from him and will continue doing so, pandemic or not, for the foreseeable future.”


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