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Thomas M.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Unleash your voice! YOU are the only person in this world who sounds like you! Lessons include warmup techniques, support and projection, arranging and singing harmony, performance, as well as techniques to improve your tone.
About Thomas M.

I LOVE to teach and I am looking for a few more motivated students online and at my home studio on Merritt Island, Florida. Lessons are fun and motivating! Beginning students learn songs that they love while also learning basic theory and instrument technique. Advanced students will have their mind blown by my hard learned, and tested insights into theory, performance, technique as well as songwriting and production. I am very proud of my students, a few of whom have gone on to prestigious music schools and world tours. While this is absolutely no guarantee and by no means do I take credit for their hard work. I have just spent many years learning and teaching the musical facts with a few good insights. If you are excited and motivated to learn, please do not hesitate to get in touch!! ABOUT ME: I have been a full time music instructor and performer for over 15 years! One day when I was 12 back in Maryland my mother, who knew I loved music, asked if I wanted to start taking guitar lessons.....I fell in love with it and here we are!!! I practiced a bunch, started bands and went to school for music. In 2004 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (I also have minors in Religion and Philosophy, I feel amazed and blessed to be using even one of them...ha!) After graduation, I moved to Philadelphia with my band, The Gravy (all Bucknell grads) and continued playing shows all over the East Coast. Between touring with the band, I worked in both the Pro Audio (microphones, various recording gear, speakers, keyboards, lighting. etc..) and Guitar sections of a large music store which taught me all about gear, recording and live sound. I was also teaching a few lessons. After realizing retail is not for me, I began teaching 6 days a week (when not on the road) at School of Rock in Downingtown, Pennsylvania in October of 2005. In May of 2008, I relocated to San Diego and began working at the Vista (now Oceanside) branch of the School of Rock. In 2009 I became the Music Director and ran the Vista school until 2012. Running a music school was getting to be too time consuming so I left to pursue a more rigorous performance schedule with my new band on the west coast, The Blue Moonies. I also began my solo project called The Tommy Mitchell Show and continued to teach many of my advanced students privately. I also began coaching youth bands part time at a mom and pop music school called the Rockademy in Solana Beach. Over the past year, my wife (a native East Coaster as well) and I decided that we really missed our families so we relocated back to the East to be closer. Since Moving to Florida in September, I have kept in touch with a few of my West Coast students whom I continue to teach online.


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Tom taught my daughter for almost 3 years before moving back East. We were very sad, he is the best! My daughter always left her lessons happy and I could definitely hear her progress over time which was awesome! Highly recommend!

Posted Nov 12, 2019
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Student's Home

thank you from first timer.

Posted Jan 10, 2016
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Teacher's Studio

I really enjoy learning guitar theory from Thomas. He is very enthusiastic and fun.

Posted Sep 23, 2015

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Music Educator
Oct 2012 - Present
Tommy Mitchell Music Education
Currently offering lessons in: Acoustic Guitar Arrangement and Composition Audio Engineering Audition Prep Bass Guitar Blues Guitar Composition Music Recording Songwriting Ukulele
Vocals, Instruments, Sound Engineering, Manager, Promoter
Jan 2010 - Present
The Tommy Mitchell Show, JB and the Movers, and The Blue Moonies
The Tommy Mitchell Show: Acoustic Instruments (Guitar, Ukulele, Lap Steel, Saxophone, Harmonica, Percussion, Beat Boxing, Melodica...) through a looper Dirty Power Band: Guitar and Vocals JB and The Movers: Guitar and Vocals The Blue Moonies: Guitar and Vocals
Music Director/Guitar and Bass Instructor
Oct 2005 - Oct 2012
School of Rock- Downingtown, PA and Vista, CA
I began working at School of Rock in Downingtown, PA in October of 2005. In May of 2008, I relocated to San Diego and began working at the Vista (now Oceanside) branch of the School of Rock where I was Music Director until 2012 when I left to teach privately and pursue a more rigorous performance schedule with my band The Blue Moonies as well as my solo project called The Tommy M. Show. Three of my students are just beginning their first year at Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have a home studio in Del Mar complete with Cubase 7.5 Artist.
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Aug 2000 - May 2004
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Sep 1996 - May 2000
Georgetown Preparatory School
Private Guitar Lessons
Oct 1995 - May 2000
Stancil's Guitar Studio
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Sep 1993 - Jun 1994
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