Larry Barbee is a guitarist and teacher . He is a member of the music faculty at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, New Jersey and the Purnell School in Pottersville, New Jersey. In 1990, Larry organized the contemporary jazz group Passages, which in 1993 released the CD Unspoken Dreams on Turnip the Music label. His latest recording, Larry Barbee Cushetunk features original compositions by Larry. The CD is the culmination of long standing interests in blending elements of folk, jazz and world music. Larry is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He continued his studies with master guitarist Harry Leahey (RCA). For the last 18 years he has been a member of the visual and performing arts faculty at Raritan Valley Community College, where he teaches guitar and courses on the history and culture of Jazz and Rock and Roll . Larry has been involved with music education at every level from pre-K through college. He has developed curriculum and taught at colleges in New Jersey and New York, and has a long-standing private teaching practice. Other music projects include development and performance for the interactive instructional CD-ROM Chordmaster Digital Guitar Chord Dictionary by Zentech Co., compositions and performance for the instructional video Hand Drumming Styles by the Wright Hand Drum Co. And the World View CD by N. Scott Robinson.
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