Quincy Point Music Academy

Dana MaelznerCorey Lareau, originally from Penfield NY, has spent the last eight years in Somerville teaching and performing in and around Boston. For the past seven years, Corey has been the Clarinet Instructor for the Making Music Matters! (MMM!) program. He has led on average, ten 3rd-6th grade classes, meeting weekly and performed several annual concerts with the students.

In addition to MMM!, Corey is on faculty at Brookline Music School (BMS) and the Acton Community Ed. program, teaching private lessons on saxophone, clarinet and flute. He is currently a member of the Brad Ellenberg Quintet, Jazz Echo, and Musaner Orchestra, playing whenever possible around Boston. Locally, Corey has had the honor of playing at the Acton Jazz Cafe, the Lily Pad and Ryles Jazz Club, both in Cambridge and the Beehive in Boston.

Having studied extensively at the University of Kentucky, Corey had the wonderful opportunity to tour with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. He offered to stay on for a year. 28 months later, his tenure ended on a beautiful day in Santa Cruz, CA.

Performing nightly for 2 1/2 years non-stop, was an experience of a lifetime. Having left the road, Corey has been fortunate to share the stage with some of music's most gifted artists including, Paquito D'Rivera, Max Roach, Dave Taylor, Jon Faddis, Bob Mintzer, Conrad Herwig, Ray Charles and Michael Brecker. Corey has also toured with Patrick Richey and Srinivas Krishna, performing Karnatak Music. These performances included a concert at the 1999 Nat'l Conf. on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 99) in Rochester, NY.

Other honors include winning a couple Downbeat awards and being nominated for a Grammy, the latter with UK's Mega Sax Saxophone outfit. In Mega Sax, Corey gets to show his Tenor playing in a setting similar to that of a bullfight...between classical and jazz.

Quincy Point Congregational Church
Quincy Point Congregational Church
All Photos: Travis Magee Photography