Larry Shea was born in Milford, Connecticut and has been involved with music since he was eight years old. He is now a current student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he is majoring in Music Education as a guitar principle.
When Larry was just in preschool, he fell in love with music after he heard his first Beatles song. When he turned eight, he began learning guitar from his father, and also learned Alto and Tenor Saxophone later on through his elementary and secondary school years. Before entering his freshman year of high school, Larry also began to study guitar privately with Berklee alumni Mark Daniel.
Larry attended Joseph A. Foran High school, where he was a four year member of the school's marching band, concert band, jazz ensemble, and wind ensemble. He also was elected as stage manager, and received many awards and scholarships for his work and contribution to the music program. In high school, Larry had the opportunity to perform around the United states at locations such as The Rock and Roll hall of fame, Walt Disney World, Washington D.C, and locally opened up for artists such as Marion Meadows, Chieli Minnuci, Chuck Loeb and Jeff Lorber. Besides music , Larry was also a four year member of his schools varsity ice hockey Team, and a three year participant in The American Cancer Societies' "Relay For Life".
In 2014, Larry was accepted to Berklee College of Music as guitar principle where he declared to major in Music Education. In the spring of 2015, he was elected on the board for Berklee's NAfME (National Assoc. for Music Education) collegiate chapter. That summer of 2015, Larry also coordinated and lead a music program as a camp counselor for The New York YMCA camp in Huguenot, NY. Today Larry currently serves as President for his schools NAfME chapter, is a member of the Music Ed. Big Band, works as a Resident Assistant, served as a collegiate ambassador for the MMEA conference, and has volunteered for various Music Ed. programs including songwriting clinics and kids jams with guest artists such as Terrance Blanchard.
Larry has aspired to be a music teacher for a great part of his life, and feels it's the best way to serve by giving back and sharing the gift of music to the world. As an educator, he strives to create an open and comfortable classroom environment, and truly believes that everyone should have the opportunity to find how music can shape their lives in a positive manner. Being educated through music programs and musical mentors has affected Larry's life incredibly, and he intends to affect the lives of others by serving his purpose as a music educator.