Oral History Information
Larry Rast served as President of the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation since 1994. With a strong background in teaching, Larry understood the need for music programs for all levels of a child’s development and was proud to have made music education a part of each endeavor he has pursued during his long career. While still teaching music at the college level, Larry developed the piano laboratory program for Wurlitzer during the late 1960s. After the Wurlitzer Company went out of business, Larry was asked to run the foundation for music education established by the son of the company’s founder.