East coast native David Aus is a pianist, composer and arranger. He is musical director for the monthly Jazz Mass at Bethel Lutheran Church in Fresno and plays regularly with the Jazz Composers Orchestra, Rumba 32, Lisa’s Big Night Out, the Stumble Weedz, his own trio Interspace, and numerous other groups. He has performed with numerous Grammy award winning artists, including vocalists Carmen Bradford and Kevin Mahogany. In private music instruction, David focuses on working with proficient piano/keyboard students who are new to jazz.
Larry has a Bachelor of Arts in music from CSU Fresno and a Master of Arts in Composition from California Institute of the Arts. He began accordion study in San Jose at age 9 and went on to compete in solo, duet, and quartet categories as part of the Northern California Accordion Association. Later, he was an accordionist and vocalist in several Bay Area pop-rock bands. While at California Institute of the Arts he co-wrote and performed on accordion in an opera. Locally, he has performed at numerous restaurants, fundraisers, ArtHop, weddings, and private parties. His repertoire encompasses a wide range of styles including French Musette, Italian standards, Latin boleros, standards from the Great American Songbook, Country ballads, and modern pop and rock.
Larry began piano studies at Reedley College, then continued his studies at Fresno City College, CSU Fresno, and finally California Institute of the Arts. He has previous studio teaching experience at Cynthia Merrill School of Performing Arts. Interested students from age 6 through adult, beginners through early intermediate are welcome.