Larry Meregillano is a Bach artist/clinician. Larry Meregillano started his professional music career playing in big bands in San Diego in the early 1970's. In 1976, he was hired to play in Tom Ranier's Show band at Disneyland. A year later, Mr. Meregillano joined the gospel group TRUTH and soon after went on to perform and tour with The Bill Gaither Trio. While traveling and recording with The Bill Gaither Trio, Larry also recorded with Sandi Patti, David T, Clydsdale, Ron Huff, Don Marsh and many others. In 1980, Larry returned to California and became the lead trumpet player for the world-famous Disneyland Band. In the late 1980's, Larry was hired to play in the PTL Television Orchestra with Jim and Tammy Faye Baker. From there he joined Princess Cruise lines as Musical Director.
After many years, Mr. Meregillano moved to Orlando, Florida, where he performed with many bands at Walt Disney World,MGM Studios, Epcot Center, Universal Studios and Pleasure Island. He has also been the Musical Director and performer for many cruise lines including the world-famous Queen Elizabeth 2.
Larry has toured with the Temptations and The Four Tops, and has been a sideman for Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Jack Jones, Bob Hope, Celia Cruz, Frankie Avalon and many, many others. Mr. Meregillano has recorded with many artists including Hubert Laws, Latoya Jackson, and Rick Dees.
Mr. Meregillano can often be seen playing with The Tom Kubis GWC Big Band and is a busy freelance musician playing recording dates, theater and stage shows in the Los Angeles area and around the country.
Larry has studied trumpet with Cat Anderson, Claude Gordon, Harold "Pappy" Mitchell, Carmine Caruso, and Roy Stevens (who carried out the work of William Costello.) He is recognized by such people as Dr. Alan Geller and Paul Bogosian as one who has mastered the Costello System of Playing the Trumpet.
Geoff Winstead, who wrote "The Real Way to Play the Cat Anderson Method," also recognizes Larry as being one of the only teachers besides himself to be able to convey the teachings of Cat Anderson.
Larry has a passion for passing on the knowledge of these past Masters and would welcome the opportunity to make you a grand student of them all! All study materials will be sent to you via pdf.files.
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Larry is available to perform clinics and concerts with your school music program. For more information, please visit Larry's Guest Artist & Clinician page.
Larry Meregillano discusses the embouchure muscles and isometrics
Larry Meregillano discusses the Cat Anderson Whisper G Exercise
Larry Meregillano can be reached at TrumpetLegacy.com for online trumpet lessons, clinics and concerts. Larry's YouTube Channel can be found by clicking here Larry Meregillano YouTube.com Larry has his own Signature Line of Trumpet Mouthpieces that can be ordered from his website and he has published the trumpet method book "Chops."