Music offers extensive, hands-on musical training for the Somerset,
Kentucky area, as well as providing professional compact disc
production services for those who wish to offer their talents to the
Ford, founder of Ford music, has been teaching music to students ages 4
and up for over 40 years. He has taught on the campuses of the
University of Kentucky Community College system, Eastern Kentucky
University, June Buchanan School - Alice Lloyd College, Cumberland
College in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Roane State College in Harriman,
Tennessee. He is recommended by several elementary and secondary
schools as well as colleges. Most of his services are promoted through
the local school system. He currently schedules lessons for about 80 -
90 students per week, and offers instruction in the following: piano,
keyboard, guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin, drums, bass guitar,
harmonica, clarinet, flute, sax, and trumpet. Voice (singing) lessons
are also available.
Ford helps students progress using only the most effective teaching
methods. Typically a combination of standard music notation and playing
by ear produces the best results, but Mr. Ford also offers instruction
in tablature as well. He combines tested, proven musical curriculum
with hands-on demonstration and training for an optimal learning
environment. Each lesson is recorded onto CD for reference at home. Mr.
Ford also offers lessons by mail when circumstances call for it. He
strongly encourages students to become involved in their churches'
musical programs, and many of his students have gone on to be leaders
in such programs as well as members of bands and music teachers of
their own. He holds a
music recital once per year.
In addition to musical
training, Ford Music offers compact disc production services so that
students may create albums of their own for friends or for sale. Larry
Ford owns and maintains his own recording studio, and works closely
with music engineers in Nashville, Tennessee for mixing and production.
He has produced approximately 40 compact disc projects, consisting
primarily of gospel music in a variety of styles, from Southern gospel
to contemporary. He also broadcasts a weekly radio program featuring
songs from these projects. This program's broadcast area covers 4
states over traditional radio, but is also streamed live over the
Currently Mr. Ford occasionally
performs concerts of his own featuring all original music. He is also a band member of the new group Somerset For Christ which has just released their third album.
Ford lives in Somerset, Kentucky with his wife, Linda Padgett
Ford, and his dachshund, Lucy. He has two sons, John and Samuel.
more information about CD projects, songs, or music lessons, please
write to the address below. For a performance track to use as an
accompaniment for singing, send $7.00 to the address below. For a
printed CD of any of the projects featured on this webpage, send $10.00
to the address below.