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Although many of my students have implemented their guitar and music skills to enrich their lives, adding to successful careers in non-musical pursuits, many others have gone on to have careers in professional music, including :
Marc Mellits , who reached out to me just recently :
So nice to call you Larry instead of Mr. Hoffman, lol. You made such an amazing positive impact on me as a youth, I could never explain it I think. I have such fond memories of learning so much from you, it is amazing what I actually remember: ....like a conversation about counterpoint outside your classroom door.
You prepared me so strongly for Eastman that I passed out not only of the first year theory, but was also placed in the advanced accelerated theory sequence my freshman year, which meant I could then take such fun and interesting theory and comp related classes because I was done with the theory sequence so early. That was entirely thanks to you!
You made such a dry subject fun and interesting, your teaching style was spot on, and I soaked it all in. And working with you with jazz in the summer was really fun and just as incredible!
You really played a pivotal role in my education, I can't thank you enough! I have been so lucky and fortunate in my career, it is amazing how many performances I get. By all estimates, it is about 800 per year now, and that is after the drop during covid. It's crazy, and a bit surreal, but I love it.
Associate Professor of Music
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Theatre & Music
Ava Estis, a vocalist and former theory student of mine, has been for twenty-three years a professional with the San Diego Opera Company
Marc Mellits, award-winning, recording composer / doctorate from Eastman / mentioned in New York Times / teaches composition at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Marvin Hammett -aka "Slam G"-former drummer/music director with Brittney Spears, Nick Carter; Boston, MA.
Jacqueline "Fuschia" Walker: vocalist, actress, understudy to the lead, Broadway production of Dreamgirls; Los Angeles, CA
Kevin Powe: recording and performing Jazz guitarist, presently with “Phaze 2;” Washington, DC.
Kevin Askins: songwriter (Teddy Prendergrast) /freelance jazz bassist ; Boston, MA.
Alex Layne Performing Artist, Music Instructor; Baltimore, MD
Charles Roe:Performing artist, specializing in guitar, fiddle, and mandolin. Professional musician and music instructor;Baltimore, MD.
Reggie Love: recording and performing jazz trumpeter, producer; Los Angeles, CA. and Baltimore, MD.
Patrick Kisicki: guitarist, Towson University graduate, songwriter, recording and performing guitarist, music educator; Baltimore, MD.
Caleb Stein: named “Baltimore’s Best Folksinger”
Chris Sellman: recording and performing bassist (Crawdaddies, Disappear Fear, others); touring.
Reggie Wayne Morris: - recording. performing blues guitarist/ singer, songwriter; East Coast.
Kevin Robinson: performing guitarist / singer / producer; Baltiimore, MD.
John Bimbiras: music degree from Towson University/ performing and recording guitarist with "Everyman," Baltimore, MD., currently studying composition in New York with Pulitzer Prize-winner David Del Tredici
Ben Pollak:Freelance recording and performing guitarist with “Whale Show," Baltimore, MD
John Powell: singer-songwriter; Roanoake, Virginia.