Main Street Music Private lessons in Tracy, CA
Teaching music has been our primary focus at Main Street Music for many years. We are very proud of our fine music teachers and the thousands of students who have studied here. All of our teachers are full time musicians and educators who perform regularly. Most have college degrees in music and many have California teaching credentials.
We strive to create a friendly, safe and fun experience for the student while at the same time teaching and encouraging them to excel. At Main Street Music, our teachers are professional and try to mentor young students to be the best they can be in all things.
Most of our teachers hold college degrees in music. They all have extensive experience in the field of music, and are full time educators and musicians. We strive to create a friendly, safe, and fun experience for the student while at the same time teaching and encouraging students to excel. At Main Street Music, our teachers are professional and try to mentor young students to be the best they can be.
Larry started playing guitar at age 13, first learning top 40 covers, then into the Blues. He later began studying jazz with Warren Nunes when he moved to Los Angeles. Larry has played or jammed with Jimi Hendrix, Crosby and Stills, Joni Mitchell, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Tork, Delaney and Bonnie, and Herb Alpert. He also recorded with Chris Crosby (Debos for Aretha Franklin).
Katie Venner has been studying piano technique and music theory for close to twenty years and has been teaching piano for 7 years. She specializes in the art of classical and jazz piano as well as contemporary and popular styles. She has extensive experience in performing solo piano, as piano accompanist, singing, and as pianist/keyboardist for large and small jazz/blues bands.
Andrew Verdoes began playing guitar at a young age. He returned to school and studied jazz and classical music theory. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in music composition from Cal State Hayward. Andrew has performed with many bands over the years including the CSUH Jazz Ensemble.
- Larry Stewart and Unit 7 playing Black OrpheusThis is the Larry Stewart Band with Rick Russell on Sax, Tom Coyan on keys, Ewan McDonald on bass, Carlito Franco on percussion, Dave Peters on Drums and of course, Larry on guitar. They were playing at the Grand Theatre in Tracy for Main Street Music Presents Jazz series.
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