Distinguished as a teacher and performer, Larry Ferrara is the first guitarist to receive a master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His teachers have included Julian Bream, George Sakellariou, and Michael Lorimer. In addition to being a full-time music professor at City College of San Francisco, he also teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and San Francisco State University. Ferrara is the author and performer of a sequence of music books titled The Student Repertoire Series for Guitar, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, with accompanying CDs (published by Guitar Solo of San Francisco) and has a solo CD, American Guitar Music.