Thomas Satalino

Thomas S.

Winston Salem, NC

Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

A bassist is the most fundamental part of a band. The baseline in a song gives cues to other bandmates about changes in the song, and keeps the party pumping! You'll learn how to play scales, and baselines, read tab or sheet music, and make up your own riffs and fills on the bass!

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Thomas delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hi there! My name is Thomas Satalino, and I'm an instrumentalist, musician, photographer, painter, and writer. I have a passion for all things creative, and I teach people how to tap into their inherent creative ability, and find that artistic outlet they didn't even know they had!

About me:

I started playing piano at the age of 4, and have been playing musical instruments ever since. I have a passion for learning new things, and sharing my knowledge with others. Over the course of the past 18 years I have learned over 13 instruments.

I was born and raised in Richmond Virginia where I taught for 2 years with "The Universal Language Room", an organization dedicated to teaching children with autism spectrum disorder the universal language of music. I currently teach full time at my home in Ardmore, and at Salem Academy of Music. My approach to teaching music is personalized based on each and every students needs. I believe everyone is able to play an instrument, take a beautiful picture, and paint an inspirational painting.

My desire is to open the heart of every person to their creative self, free of judgement, and to learn the universal language of art for art's sake.

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Sep 2018 - Present
Salem Academy of Music

Teach Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Bass, and Vocal Performance to a variety of students in the Winston-Salem Area.

Jan 2016 - Present
Universal Language Room

Teach music to kids on the autism spectrum in an after school group setting across the RVA area.

Lessons Associate
Feb 2015 - Apr 2016
Guitar Center Stores

Help connect music students with the right teacher for them, and set teachers and students up for success.


General Education
Aug 2003 - Mar 2014
Grace High school


Superior Performance Award
Aug 2010
National Piano Guild

Photos & Videos

Photo by Thomas S.

Part of the Lesson Space at my home in Ardmore!


1 Review

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Emily Jul 5, 2019
Percussion · In studio

Thomas is very patient and really good about catering lessons to individual interests. From the start he taught a great balance of fun stuff to get started with immediately as well as some more technical aspects about form and music theory.

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