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Q&A with Yamaha Master Educator Larry Gookin

Yamaha Master Educator Larry Gookin shares his passion and inspiration for music.

Meet Yamaha Master Educator Larry Gookin

Inspired by his own high school band director, Larry Gookin‘s primary focus when conducting wind bands of any level is for the performers to “say something.”  Mere perfection of the technical aspects of performance is simply not enough — the musicians must make a personal connection to the music, which results in an expressive, musical […]

Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Larry Gookin

Say Something When I was 15, my high school band director, Don Lawrence, told me to “say something” when I was playing a trombone solo with the jazz band. That simple comment has remained at the foundation of my career in music as a conductor, performer and educator. To “say something” implies there is more […]

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