Larry Santiago

Teacher/Mentor

Larry Santiago teaches Music and Recording Arts at Fusion. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Larry plays and teaches the piano, saxophone, bassoon, guitar, bass, drums and vocals. Larry studied music theory at the College of San Mateo, De Anza College, and San Francisco State University. He was trained by vocal coach Raz Kennedy who is the instructor for many Bay Area recording artists including members of Counting Crows, AFI, and Rancid. Larry was lucky enough to open up for Metallica on night two of their four day residence at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Auditorium in 2003 with his heavy blues project The Flaming Androids. During this concert he performed a song with Metallica’s lead guitarist Kirk Hammett. Larry has worked as an engineer/producer at various bay area recording studios producing many CD’s for local independent artists and independent labels including Windham Hill Records and Relapse Records. When he is not at Fusion, Larry performs with various musical projects and is a Marriage Family Therapist Intern at the Kensho Center for Cross-Cultural and Holistic Therapy in Berkeley.

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