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Larry Willis

Snare Drun


Walkerton, ON


Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced




Solo Lessons, Band Instruction, Group Lessons



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<li><p class="font_8">Retired lead drummer of Guelph Pipe Band and 48th Highlanders of Canada Pipes and Drums</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Extensive experience in all grades for over 50 years</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Currently teaching grade 4 drum corps in Guelph and Teeswater Highlanders</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Certified PPBSO drumming and ensemble judge</p></li>
<p class="font_8">Scope of Practice:</p>
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<li><p class="font_8">Will teach all levels from beginner to advanced in both solo and drum corps settings</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Will write scores for both solo and corps works and enhance level as lessons progress</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Prefer to teach in person but skype or zoom calls can be arranged</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Will teach competitive or non-competitive corps to improve playing and knowledge of pipe band drumming</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Will work with drum corps in a small group setting for reading, writing and tuning</p></li>
<li><p class="font_8">Willing to travel reasonable distances to teach</p></li>


Larry was born in Guelph, Ontario and has remained in the area all his life.

He started his drumming career at the age of 12 and played mostly with the Guelph Pipe Band winning virtually every drumming prize in Ontario along with Maxville wins in 1976 and 1981 and the Intercontinental Pipe Band Championship at the Canadian National Exhibition.    He has also been a drummer  in Clan MacFarlane Pipe Band and 48th Highlanders of Canada Pipes and Drums winning Champion Supreme in grade 2.

Larry was mostly self taught, however, mentors along the way were Jim Fraser, Robert Turner  and Joe Noble.

Retired from competitive play, he still enjoys teaching, writing and listening to the bands.

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