Larry Baione is the former chair of the Berklee College of Music Guitar Department. He has been a faculty member since 1974 and was chair from 1990 to 2018. He has studied from Lenzy Wallace, Mick Goodrick, Bill Harris, William Leavitt, Bucky Pizzarelli and Jim Hall. He received his Bachelors in Music from Berklee and his Masters in Music from New England Conservatory. When attending Berklee, he received the Downbeat Hall of Fame Scholarship award.
After graduating Berklee, Larry was principal guitarist in the Army Band, stationed in Washington D.C. He performed in the White House and throughout the United States with the Army Blues. In 1996, Baione toured South America for the state department as one of the inaugural Jazz Ambassadors representing the unique American art form.
Larry is author of the Berklee Practice Method for Guitar. He performs in numerous jazz, concert and recording ensembles, settings that range from solo guitar to big band. He continues to perform and give clinics throughout the world.