Larry Malfroid was my classical guitar teacher in college. He is one of those people who changed the direction of my life. Up until that point I played only the electric guitar. It was his enthusiasm love of the instrument that really inspired me to pursue the classical guitar. It was because of him that I became a music major and then went on to study composition. I still play the electric guitar but without Larry Malfroid, I probably would have become an accountant or who knows what else. For this piece I assigned a letter to a musical note and then composed the piece from there.