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Larry's Music and Sound offers all types of lessons including guitar, bass, piano, voice, drums, and violin. Lessons are normally 30 minutes per week and are $80 per month (depending on the instructor). If you're wanting to become a rock legend or just want to brush up on some old skills uncle John taught you when you were eight, we've got you covered! To setup a lesson time please give us a call at 828-261-0415 or use our Contact Form and we will direct you to a teacher that best suits your styles and needs! You can also come in and we'll show you around our lesson studio and set you up then!


Derek Sanders (Guitar) Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Levels.  Derek is a master of sweep arpeggios and controlled speed.  Influences include Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen.  If you want to learn from a gifted shredder, Derek is your man! 

Rob Walmsley (guitar) Rob graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, with a concentration in classical piano and jazz guitar, and has been teaching ever since.  He has also played music actively in many local bands with style ranging form Jazz to Blues to Rock and continues to do so.

Luc Valcourt (drums, recording) Luc has over 20 years of experience performing, teaching and in the studio. In 2007 Luc attended The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences where he studied the methods of analog and digital recording. Luc is fluent in most styles of drumming and encourages his students to perform in public and play with other musicians.

Alan Mearns (guitar, vocal) Alan is a native of Belfast Northern Ireland, switched from the violin to the Guitar at age ten upon watching an older friend play “Johnny Be Good”. He has not looked back since. Entering University with no formal training, he was the first guitarist to ever win the coveted Fletcher Scholarship, the only full ride scholarship available at ASU School of Music. Under the tutelage of Dr Douglas James, he went on to become a prize-winning classical guitarist, earning his Masters Degree in music performance with the world renowned virtuoso Dr Stanley Yates.

Laura Diane Greene (piano, violin, voice, flute, ukulele) Laura has over 20 years of experience performing and teaching. She studied piano, flute, guitar, and percussion at Lenoir-Rhyne University and graduated with a degree in music in December of 2007. Laura is also a youth music director at her church and is fluent in music styles ranging from classical to contemporary.