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Artist biography Keith Larsen
Keith Larsen started playing music in Middle School when he was 11 yrs. old. Keith Larsen played all through middle school and high school playing in the concert, jazz and marching bands.
Right around his senior year of high school Keith Larsen started playing in his first band outside of school with some friends of his. Around the same time he began playing professionally with one of his high school teachers around the small, Northern Wisconsin town he grew up and lived in. After high school Keith Larsen went on to college and graduated with a bachelors degree in music.
While in his last semester of college Keith joined a funk/swing/soul band and stayed wtih them for two years. Even though the funk band was fun, he needed a change so he moved to Long Beach, California in 2001 and began graduate school.
In 2004 Keith Larsen received a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance and in 2005 he joined the power trio Oedipus and have been in the band ever since.
Oedipus is signed both in Europe (hisMusic - EMI) and in the US (THC Music/Rocket Science) and is about to release a record with a tour to follow. Outside of Oedipus Keith Larsen plays in cover bands, blues bands, jazz and country bands.
Teaching has been and continues to be a major part of his career. Keith Larsen currently teach out of his home studio in Long Beach and maintain a roster of students that range in age from 9 - 50. Teaching is as important to Keithe as performing and he is honored to be a part of his students’ lives. His goal as a teacher is to relay useable and practical information that is rooted in fundamentals.
Keith Larsen strives to foster enthusiasm, a thorough understanding of the instrument, and the role it - and the drummer - plays in music. He currently continues his own study via weekly lessons with master teacher, Bruce Becker.