Testimonials


Daniel Glass

Brian Setzer Orchestra - Drummer/Author/Clinician - Los Angeles, CA

Larry is a first class musician, educator, and performer, always giving 100%. Any band leader, producer, or student would benefit from Larry’s knowledge and passion for drumming. Some words I’d use to describe him: Thoughtful, intense, passionate, organized and committed. The man is good at what he does, and he really cares about drumming, music and his students. Check him out!


Dom Famularo

Drumming's Global Ambassador - NY, NY

I am very impressed with Larry’s performing and teaching. He is the next generation of dedicated drummers to push our art form into the 21st century!


Kathy Swekel

Executive Director, Children's Theater of Annapolis - Annapolis, MD

I have worked with Larry on a number of concerts where there was no room for doubt or time adjustments. Larry’s level of professionalism, thoroughness and artistry tops any situation and elevates the quality of the performance.


Dave Barton

BS&M Entertainment/Attraction Band - Richmond, VA

Larry is a real pro – his standard of musicianship is higher than high and he came into our band on short notice and nailed the gig. We are not an easy band to just play with. There are 9 pieces and the music ranges from jazz to hip-hop to rock. Larry was able to navigate these styles with ease. I would be remiss not to mention that he is a great guy as well.


Evan Pollack

Vice President, VA/DC Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society - Washington, DC

When I’m in a room with Larry Rodbell, one word comes to mind – Integrity. He integrates knowledge with heart. He integrates technique with feel. He integrates street smarts with timeless wisdom. What more could anyone want when studying or performing with a musician? If you’re in the same room with Larry, you’ll see what I mean! Thanks Larry for doing what you do. We all benefit from your integrity!


Dave Demarco

Bassist/Musician Crack the Sky/Dave Demarco Band - Baltimore, MD

Larry is the go-to guy. Another seasoned pro.


Diana Finnegan

Lessons and Event Coordinator Music & Arts Arundel Mills - Hanover, MD

Larry’s Textures and Tones clinic was awesome! He challenged both young and old musicians to be more creative behind their drumset by thinking outside the box. Each and every person in attendance took something new away from the clinic, including myself!


Davis Rowan

Former Student/Berklee School of Music - Boston, MA

Larry’s enthusiasm for music is contagious. He introduced me to many different styles of music which planted a seed that has grown into not only a passion but a lifestyle.


Ernie Durawa

Texas Tornados - Austin, TX

I met Larry Rodbell at a PASIC convention in Austin, TX. After reading his website in the lessons section, I couldn’t agree more with everything he talks about on his site about learning how to become a good drummer. Larry is right on target.


Brian Vandergrift Jr.

Former Student - Pasadena, MD

Whether you’re a beginner or already seasoned….If you want private drum lessons, you have to go to Larry Rodbell. He was my drum instructor for many years growing up and his passion for what he does is evident every single day. Larry’s enthusiasm, teaching (and performing) skills, and positive attitude are second to none.


Jeffery Peters

Band Director - Highland, NJ

Larry and Daniel Glass came to our school and gave a great presentation to the entire 3rd through 6th grades. Their presentation was engaging and educational and all the students had a blast listening to and participating in music from different ereas. I highly recommend having Larry come to your school for a clinic or workshop, your students will not be disappointed!