Brooklyn, NY 11222
Subjects Taught Bass Guitar, Guitar, Singing, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting, Ukulele, Harmonica
Tom graduated from Tufts University in Boston with a B.A. in Music. During this time he studied and performed recitals in both classical and jazz guitar styles, composed original guitar music, and participated in jazz and classical music performance ensembles. After Tufts he continued his training in music education with courses at the Hartt School of Music and Central Connecticut State University.
With all of his students, regardless of age or ability, the emphasis is placed on technique, since it is the foundation for tackling increasingly challenging pieces of music. He teaches warmup exercises that build strength, coordination and speed. All of his students have at least a fundamental understanding of music theory, including note names and durations, counting methods, intervals, basic chord theory, and rhythm reading. This makes their practice more meaningful and gives them a language to use when playing with other musicians. Additionally, he incorporates the latest music...