Larry Beekman is a well-known guitarist, teacher and arranger in the Kansas City area. Larry specializes in teaching acoustic, classical and finger-style guitar. His many books of finger-style guitar arrangements (published either by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation or Larry Beekman Guitar Studio) have attracted international attention. He has been performing and teaching guitar since 1975. His influences have come from many styles of music, including classical, jazz, pop, rock & roll, and even folk music from around the world. These pages explore in more detail Larry Beekman's Guitar Studio.
NewFingerpicking Enya (Hal Leonard Publishing Co., 2009) by Larry Beekman - see "Publications" (or just click on the picture on the right).
There are links to several new solo guitar videos on both the Performances and Publications pages, including: Edelweiss (Rodgers and Hammerstein), Ol'Man River (Jerome Kerne), Simple Gifts (from Folksongs for Classical Guitar), On the Way to the Sky, Sweet Caroline, Cracklin' Rosie (Neil Diamond), Scotch and Soda (Kingston Trio), Where or When (Rodgers/Hart), It's All Right With Me (Cole Porter), all 15 arrangements from "Fingerpicking Enya", 10 arrangements from "John Lennon for Classical Guitar", and 14 arrangements from "Beatles for Classical Guitar.Another new addition (as well as a statement on the rapidly shrinking world) on the Performances is a video of Larry on his porch in Kansas City performing "Fields of Gold" with The Music Family in Hong Kong!
Other Audio and Video Performances
Also at Performances you can hear the Evensong Flute and Guitar Duo.
Publications includes links to performances of many pieces from Larry Beekman's books.
At Instruction there are links to YouTube performances by some of Larry's students.
Finally, at Free Music+, there is free printed music, audio clips, and other useful information, including the "Bealtes for Classical Guitar User Guide".