Ms. Buffy

My Google voice number is 320-322-9964

HI! I am Buffy Larson, the band teacher at Sheridan Arts Dual Language Spanish Immersion School. I have been privileged to hold this position since the 2015-2016 school year. I love the community here at Sheridan and am honored to a part of it.

My main instrument is trumpet. I have taken lessons on all the band instruments and love the thrill of making music on all instruments. I perform as a trumpet player in a community orchestra and in a brass quintet.

I love listening to music, reading books, riding my bike, walking, spending time with my family and my cat!! I look forward getting to know you and your joys.

I have been teaching band for over 25 years. It is a source of joy, energy and inspiration. Each year I learn so much from the students!

I started teaching because I love learning, music and community. I continue teaching because the students, families, colleagues and communities keep me excited about teaching, music and learning!

Band here at Sheridan Arts Dual Spanish Immersion is offered to all fourth and fifth grade students. The district supplies the instruments at no cost to the families. Information about band is given at the beginning of the school year. Fourth and fifth grade students can join any time during the year.

Please contact me with any questions! I will get back to you within 24 hours. If you don’t hear from me in that time, it means I didn’t get your message. Send another text, or email to me. Or call the office and they can let me know you are trying to contact me.


My contact information is below:


Text me at:

320-322-9964 ( this is a google voice number and the phone quality is poor)

Sheridan’s Office is


Please feel free to call me at 612.668.1133, extension 33326 or email me at 

Practice Expectations

Individual practice is essential to progress. Students are expected to practice outside of lessons and rehearsals. They are encouraged to practice a minimum of 15-20 minutes a day, five days a week. Making practice part of one’s daily routine (if even for 15-20 minutes) is really important not just for muscle development, but also for future musical success, and the likelihood of continuing musical studies.Each student has a practice report that is shown weekly at the time of their lesson. 

Learning to find the time and discipline to practice is part of being a band student.  Feel free to contact me if you would like ideas for practicing.