Larry Shea


Jammin’ on: Guitar, Saxophone, Ukulele 

Where you can jam with him: Larry teaches home lessons throughout the Greater Boston area and teaches JamBAND classes at our Wellesley studio.  He also leads JWY Birthday Parties. 

Favorite jams: Rock, Jazz, Blues, Funk 

Degrees of jamification: Larry holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Berklee College of Music 

Note-able jams: A saxophonist since the fourth grade, when he helped start his elementary school’s band program, Larry Shea is passionate about music, education and music education. Larry has taught in Massachusetts public schools for several years and is currently the General Music and Band Teacher for grades 5 through 8 at Wilson Middle School in Natick.  

Preserves (past jams): In 2012 Larry and his band, Drawing a Blank, recorded Idiosyncrasy, an album of 13 original rock/alternative tracks which can be found on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon music, and more. Ha also played guitar in productions of Grease and Newsies

Larry’s jam plan: Larry’s philosophy on teaching music is summed up in a quote from the late Shinichi Suzuki, a pioneer and icon in the world of music education … “Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” Learn more about Larry’s personal website.