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Thomas V.
Wantagh, New York
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
all levels, all styles, all ages- improvising, learning popular songs/transcribing solos, blues, jazz, rock, and more!
About Thomas V.

Currently Thomas is an Orchestra Director in Merrick Public Schools, and has previous experience as a Music Teacher in New York City. Thomas has vast experience as a professional performer and has played with countless acts across many different Genres of music. Thomas is an experienced private instructor and will bring the best out of every student. Experienced will all ages, skill levels, music styles, special needs, and everything else that comes along with teaching. Thomas holds a masters degree in music education from SUNY Buffalo State, as well as a bachelors degree in music education from Hofstra University, and an associates degree in music performance from Nassau Community College.


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Tom has been a great guitar teacher for my 7 year old. I was nervous my son was too young to start but Tom has been great easing him into it and my son is genuinely excited for each lesson. 5 stars!

Posted Oct 6, 2021

Tom was great! Personable and knowledgeable would definitely recommend

Posted Jan 22, 2020
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I took my first piano lesson with Thomas. He's a fabulous teacher. He explains everything clearly and I felt very happy with what I had learned. He made me feel proud of my accomplishment!!

Posted Jan 14, 2020
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Jan 2020 - Present
Author of the "Velsor Bass Method," available January 2020 from fflat-books.com https://fflat-books.com/product/the-velsor-bass-method/
Orchestra Teacher
Jun 2017 - Present
Merrick Union Free School District
I am currently director of the 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Orchestras at Lakeside Elementary in Merrick, NY.
Private Teacher
Jan 2009 - Present
Nassau / Suffolk
I have been teaching privately in my studio and student locations since 2009. Experience with Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Bass guitar, Guitar, Piano, Music Theory.
Orchestra Director, Music Teacher
Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
P.S. 89 Q
For the 2016/17 school year, I was the 4th and 5th grade Orchestra Director for P.S. 89Q in Elmhurst, Queens. I also taught Music classes to students in grades K - 5.
Masters Degree, Music Education
Jul 2018 - Aug 2019
SUNY Buffalo State
Bachelors, Music Education K-12
Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
Hofstra University
Associates Degree, Music Performance
Jan 2009 - Jun 2012
Nassau Community College
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
New York State Teacher Certification
Dec 2014
New York State
K-12 Music Education
National Association for Music Education
Jan 2014
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
American String Teachers Association
Jan 2013
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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