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Larry Snitzler:

José Alberto Zapata Gazmuri

June 4, 2013

Hola Larry:
He disfrutado mucho con tu página web. Todo el contenido muy interesante y bien conformado . Precioso el pequeño repertorio musical que has incluido. Lamentablemente llegaremos a Washington el 12 de junio, así que no tendremos la fortuna de asistir a tu performance del día 7 de ese mes, "The Eclectic Guitars". Un abrazo.

Gretchen Voitel

May 31, 2012

An old Papas student (me) would love to get together with you and or Regis. I will be in Washington on 20 June for a few days. If possible, I would like a guitar lesson to catch up on what is new. Will try to email you a copy of a few compositions I wrote for students.

Clay (Skip ) Alderman

May 24, 2010

u were a good bass player.....but u r a great guitarist!
lol...hope everything is well with you.
artin tells me ur at george mason. Im down the street in oakton, Tc hope to hear you play soon

Lary Johnson

May 20, 2010

Lawrence Johnson
113 Frost Ave.
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-328-5316, Cel. 585-764-6661
(1000 Islands Summer home 315-649-2380)

Hi Larry,
I just listened to the soundbytes on your website. Expressive "Segovian" playing. Very nice! A great website and I love the intro. I feel the exact same way about the guitar and music! I would like a copy of your CD. I would be willing to trade you my Mp3 disks of complete Sor, Fuenllana, Segovia etc. (20 hours of music). I realize that I haven't really heard you play much since our youth in DC. (I believe you lived in a basement apartment on 19th St. NW and were about 16 and I was 19 at the time!) Also I recently transferred the VHS videos to DVD of the 1965 Segovia Classes in which you played Ponce Sonata III. I'll send you a copy with my mp3 disks if you like. Check out the following url - it has to do with Michael Chapeldaine who we were discussing in NYC in 2008!

By the way, you might be interested in knowing i.e. if you don't already know, that the soundbyte of Sor's minuet on CD-Baby is from Op. 25 and not from Op. 22 as stated. Please send me your current address so I know where to send things to you.
All the best from Your old (only 67) friend, Larry

Gail Fiorini

May 7, 2010

You have meant more than I can say to my autistic son, Mike. His connection with you is amazing. Thank you for being part of his music life.

Mike Johnson

July 15, 2009

Have you seen Eric Weinhagen lately? Is he still playing guitar and writing stories?

John Beavers

January 24, 2009

Larry, it has been too long since we last saw each other and spoke! I heard you met my brother and his girlfriend at GMU and was delighted to find your website. Hope you are well, write sometime.


Jessica Jones Bateman

January 11, 2009


I just got the link for your website off of Alex Hodge's website and it looks great! I just wanted to say hello and to tell you that I miss my favorite "flute professor." :)


Bob Schurk

January 6, 2009

Congratulations on building a beautiful website, Larry ! I'm sure this will be a benefit in numerous ways.


Jessica Lane

December 8, 2008

Hi Larry,
It's been many many years since you have seen my dad, Jeff. He's told me since I was very little that his cousin was a wonderful guitarist. I'm very interested in family history and found your website. It's great to see how well you are doing. Congratulations.
Hope to hear from you.

lars fagerstrom

November 26, 2008

dear larry,
will you pls contact me again.
unfortunately I lost my address book and cannot
find our earlier, and very pleasant, correspondence.

I have been assisting a good friend in linares with his biography of andres segovia lately and also some people in montevideo , uruguay.
I dont have any contact whatsoever with emilita
nor with carlos andres, his son, but have good
correspondence with beatriz´s sisters living in montevido.

I have with pleasure listened to your "remembranza", as well as "estudio sin luz"
and "tango"(gardel)

one of my absolute favorites is charlie byrd and would love to listen to some jazzpieces performed by you. where do I find such treasures?
one of my best friends in sweden, is rune gustafsson, you may have heard of him - a jazz guitarist of outstanding qualities.

let me hear from you again, larry!

yours sincerely
lars fagerström

Cristina Cassidy

November 21, 2008

Hello Larry!

A long-lost person from your past! I am so, so pleased to see the success that you've had over the years. You always played from the heart, and clearly from the comments on the site, you still do.

I am a documentary filmmaker these days, and live in Charlotte, NC, with husband, Ray. We've been together 35 years! Hard to believe. If I remember right, he took a portrait of you many years ago.

I am in the middle of producing a feature-length documentary called "Concerto for Two Brothers" about two classical musicians I grew up with in Central Florida. I would love for you to check out the trailer at:

and let me know what you think. You can see my website at

It would be great to hear from you.

My best,

Nancy Rigg

July 21, 2008

I lost you, and now have found you again! Hope you are well. I am so delighted that music infuses your life with delight still.

eric reyes carde

May 24, 2008

larry: you can email me to

Dodge Fielding

April 23, 2008

Look forward to our lunch in Alexandria with Bob!


Bob Schurk

April 23, 2008

Congrats on such an EXCELLENT website ! !

Nathan Fischer

February 9, 2008

Hello Larry,

Greetings from Las Vegas. Your site looks amazing. I miss you and hope you are well!


Jim Watson

January 2, 2008

Hello, Larry!
I studied with you for a few years until a job in New York took me away from the area in 1998. That job fizzled, so now I'm back in Washington. I Googled your name and came upon this very impressive website.
I'll consult your calendar for upcoming concerts. Hope to see you soon.
Best wishes, and happy New Year!

Mark Lewonowski

November 17, 2007

It was good to see you again at the concert on Saturday. Even more incentive to start practicing again.

Loren Pomeroy

November 6, 2007

Glad to hear your thumb injury is healed. Sorry to hear you had a thumb injury.

I stumbled onto a performance of the Ponce Sonata Romantica on the radio a while ago. I immediately knew it wasn't you because so much of the music was being ignored by the performer. Thanks for continually reminding us that the guitar is for music and not just for finger exercises.

October 6, 2007

dear larry,
this is my third time try!
as I told you before, I was, together with my wife,
beatriz segovia, visiting her father on the costa del sol - los olivos, herradura, almunecar
this was back in1966 and we were all much impressed by your playing classical guitar, already at that early age.

just by a coincidense, I found your web address and said to myself : I will certainly try to get in touch with larry snitzler and see if he remembers our meeting.....
beatriz died in 1967 as you probably know.

cordially yours

lars fagerstrom

October 6, 2007

dear larry,

this is the second I try to get through.
back in 1966, I believe it was, I had the satisfaction on meeting with you and your father at andres segovia´s residence on the costa del sol, spain.
los olivos...will never forget that place, clost to almunecar/ herradura.
I was then married to andre´s daughter, beatriz, who

Adam Phillips

July 31, 2007

I'm going to be studying with Mr. Snitzler in the Fall at GMU. I thought that if I was going to be studying with him, then I could at least check out his website. It's pretty cool, but I'm waiting for that segment where Mr. Snitzler talks about things he's learned along the way. Looking forward to studying with you in the Fall!

Bill Dykes

July 20, 2007

I studied with Larry in the very beginning of GMU's guitar program.

Because of Larry I saw Segovia live in the 80's and many others before and since. All including Larry's many concerts I have been privaledged to attend are most cherished memories.

Considering the influence on my now long career in the teaching and entertainment business, yes children you can survive playing a guitar, I don't know what I would have done without Larry.

Dick Campbell

May 16, 2007

As another older guy, I too was inspired by Segovia and remember him well from the old Bell Telephone Hour and the Ed Sullivan Show; I do remember seeing the Master Classes on TV and wish I could see them again. I'm a stroke victim and have lost the CG touch but still play for my therapy. Would certainly like to hear you play.
Dick C. (goinbaroke)

Kenny Sacks

May 7, 2007

I studied with Larry 10 years ago and have never learned more from another instructor. Larry definitely shaped me as a musician and I'm glad to see he is still making an impact teaching.

Larry, I would love to hear from you and catch up when you have the time. Great website!

Greg Blain

February 28, 2007

Excellent web site! Looking foward to working with you.


Steve Kutzer

February 9, 2007

My how I miss Larry!

I studied with him last year for about 8 months and he took me from complete beginner to a better beginner. I'm an adult with limited time, and found Larry's teaching style to be exceptional. I told him in all honesty that he is the best teacher I have ever had in any subject.

This man knows his stuff. He's been teaching so long that he has developed essentially his own method. He's so familiar with the works he assigns that he knows all of the little secrets to position and where the student is likely to hit a snag.

Larry - I hope my work situation calms down enough to let me get back to you soon!

Kimberly Orrico

January 25, 2007

This is a great site! Connor is so lucky to be able to study with you. We're looking forward to your concert on Feb. 9th.

Jarrett Laskey

January 11, 2007

This site is a great homage to an exceptional teacher and musician/performer. Your attention to detail, respect for composers' intentions, and sense of humor has always made lessons an experience, to say the least. Of course, being a direct protege of Master Segovia himself is not half bad either.....
Thanks again, and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.


January 9, 2007

hi larry
this is fantastic and inspiring! congratualtions!

eric reyes carde

January 8, 2007

Jan 8, 2007
Dear Larry: I congratulte you for such a beautiful page, send memories from lessons taken in 1979, 1980. Sincerely yours , Eric Reyes from Puerto Rico

Joe Cannella

January 3, 2007

Mr. Snitzler, Thank you for recieving my call; I look forward to working with you come January (or February)!

Brian Slaymaker

December 6, 2006

Mr. Snitzler
I am a classical guitarist finishing up at Nova. I have only one class left to take {math} before I transfer into Mason. I studied with Dr. Vigil. I have not had any lessons in almost a year, I need to study with someone because my skills are diminishing, and I need some help. What should I do? I really liked hearing your music on your web site. Brian

Mauricio Perdomo

November 13, 2006

Larry, I adore the site, very warm, like your elegant performance. I´ll give you a call as soon as I get back to the States.
Warm regards..



October 25, 2006

Larry--wonderful site, very impressive! Great story on the opening page. As always, I look forward to hearing you play in your inimitable style. Tim H. described it best in this way: "There's the American way, the European, apart from that the French style, and then--Larry!" (We all nod in agreement)
Best Wishes, Gray

Anthony Mcalister

October 21, 2006

Great presentation!!! Nice sounds

Chris Anderson

October 1, 2006


It's always good to run into you and your work. Congratulations on all of it. I remember your NPR programs on Segovia. They were absolutely wonderful. Hope to hear you play again soon!


Dylan Pelton

September 12, 2006

Dear Mr. Snitzler,

Your expertise and extraordinary knowledge of the classical guitar has served as a tremendous inspiration for me. I am very grateful to have had the honor of meeting you, and will contact you soon to see if it might be possible to resume lessons.

Best regards,

Jenny Allen

July 28, 2006

The site looks awesome and it sound like you're doing well, too! When are we going to do lunch at Mason?!? I never heard back from you! I'll definitely be at your concert though on September 8th so maybe we can catch up then!
Take care,

eric weinhagen

July 25, 2006


I really like your site. The bio is very interesting. I think it's great that you lived in Nice. I spent a day there a few years ago - a very lovely place.
I am greatly enjoying studying with you and think that it is really helping my playing. I look forward to seeing you in about a month. Enjoy your summer!

Eric p.s. put me on your email list

Ken Logerwell

July 25, 2006

The website is really well done and will be looking forward to the future updates.

Thanks for being a continual source of inspiration and guidance.


Stephanie Mitchell

July 17, 2006

The Paris concert was a wonderful evening. The first time I heard you play, nearly 30 years ago, I suddenly knew what 'plangent' meant and why it was wonderful. Thanks, as ever, for the inspiration, and I look forward to 'la muse s'amusant'.

Such a pleasure to know you're there and to hear you, real and virtual,

all the best,

Abdelhafid CHLYEH

July 10, 2006

Ce fût un véritable plaisir votre concert, l'autre jour à Paris, pour mon épouse et pour moi-même. Nous avons été conquis à la fois par la beauté de la musique, la maîtrise et la sensibilité de l'interprétation. Merci pour ces moments exceptionnels et inoubliables.
On attend avec impatience votre prochaine prestation à Paris.
Abdelhafid CHLYEH
Directeur des "Rencontres Musicales de Marrakech"

Lindi Thomas

July 5, 2006

Mr. Snitzler,
WOW! You've always talked about doing this. I'm glad you finally did! You are such an inspiration to talk to. I am sad that I'm no longer at Mason to drop by and chat, but am comforted by the fact that Chris will still be tied to you, so I'm sure to see you around! Take care.

Chris Jenkins

July 5, 2006

This is a fantastic website! I like the look and feel of it. I'll talk to you soon.

Tim Healy

July 4, 2006

Great website introduction, Larry and the photo is a classic!
Go Larry!

Gilbert Schnitzler

July 3, 2006

Your web site flows well and is very easy to navigate. I look forward to "La muse s'amuse!"

vittorio brod

July 2, 2006

Best wishes on launching the website! With gratitude for your many gifts to the music, the instrument and us "jes' plain folks" who love what you do.

David Chivers

July 2, 2006

Bravo! The site resembles you - warm, friendly, nostalgic...looking forward to hearing and seeing you very soon.

Dana Chivers

July 2, 2006

O the wistful evenings listening to the unique sound of the classical guitar- so many years ago in Southern California. Even way back then when we were both just minnows our friendship flourished. Then Spain, the East Coast and Paris. And now, so many plans for the future! Quelle Vie!! A lovely and friendly site, Bravo Dana

Gilbert Biberian

July 1, 2006

Love the comment about "remembering the first time I heard the guitar". To me, that typifies your brand of music-making on the guitar and I long to hear you play live, near me, again, Larry. And we shall achieve that, too. Wish you all success with everything you do. Best of everything to you. Gilbert.

sole araya

July 1, 2006

Wonderful!!, I cant wait to read the Spanish and other versions,very nice lay out indeed, keep up the great motivation.
Sole' Araya