The Montclair Music Studio is proud to introduce Guitar Instructor Larry Maltz, Faculty Member Since 1978.  Larry is Accepting Students on Mondays, Tuesdays & Saturdays.

Born in East Orange, raised in West Orange, Larry has always had a love of teaching and connecting with people.  Larry’s favorite method books depend on his student.  Larry teaches all ages from 6 to 96, and most often recommends Hal Leonard’s Guitar Method 1, along with the Berklee series. 

Larry is always searching for the right book for each student and has a vast understanding of musical styles.

 

Getting to Know Larry…

What brought on your interest in music?

My parents always had music playing.  They would listen to the radio, mostly music from the American Song Book.  Occasionally some rock-and-roll hits could be heard.  Then the Beatles…
Did you play as a child? If so, what instruments did you play?

Clarinet from age 9-16.  Started guitar at 13.  Also mandolin, bass, and fiddle as a teen.
Was your family involved in music?

My mother sang professionally.  My brother plays guitar and piano.
Are you part of any extracurricular organizations or music clubs?

I am associated with Beacon Hill Musician’s Guild and NJ Jazz Society.
What are other types of instruments in your repertoire?

Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele, and some fiddle.
Have you played at other venues?

I have played a great many places in NJ and NY…as a touring musician I have worked in many venues in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Boston to name a few.  Currently, I work at many restaurants, The Black Horse, Trumpets, M.E.A.L, along with many private parties.
Are you part of any extracurricular organizations or music clubs?

I am associated with Beacon Hill Musician’s Guild and NJ Jazz Society

Any favorite hobbies other than music?

Gardening and hiking.
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