Henry Lames Larias

Henry Larias


MA Education (Music) BSU Munchie Indiana, USA 
B.Education (Music) WU Hamilton Waikato, New Zealand 
Dip.Education (Ex Arts) GTC, Goroka, PNG
Dip. Music, National Arts School, Port Moresby, PNG Certificate in Music, National Arts School, Port Moresby, PNG

Areas of Teaching



The University of Goroka
P.O Box 1078
GOROKA 441, Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (+675) 531 1700

Henry Larias joined the Creative Arts Division in early 2016 and is the Music Specialist Co-ordinator and Lecturer of the Music Strand. Mr Larias holds a Master of Arts in Education (Music) from Ball State University, Indiana, USA. He also holds a Bachelor of Education (Music) from Waikato University in New Zealand, a Diploma in Education (Ex-Arts) from Goroka teachers College and a Diploma and Certificate of Music from National Arts School in Port Moresby.

Mr Larias has dedicated the last decades of his life towards the Music Industry as a teacher and/or professional musician. He has worked throughout PNG and has had attachment abroad.

Research Interest/Background

The effects of change on ethnic PNG Music Cultures & Cultural Preservation


The Origin and Role of the Yavena (Hourglass drum) in the Kainantu area, EHP PNG” LARIAS. H 1983