Tom Cardello

Tom C.

Westlake, OH
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Levels Taught:
1) i have patience.
2) i teach students the correct fingering methods so they never learn bad habits which are common, such as "hooking".
3) i am open minded about music.
4) i am punctual & reliable (i have a military background)
5) i am passionate about music & the role of the guitar in music.
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Tom delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 1998

My name is Tom. I am currently retired from the I/T industry. I did a great deal of training as part of my job. I'm anxious to apply my teaching skills to my lifelong passion: the acoustic guitar.

I am also a decorated United States Navy veteran (USS Nimitz).

I started playing guitar in 1975. I play the acoustic guitar exclusively. I like folk, rock'n'roll, classical, some jazz, and blues.
I play mostly folk, pop, and rock'n'roll.

I own several acoustic, 6-string acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars. All are steel-string, dreadnought style. I sometimes use an amplifier but prefer the natural sound of the acoustic.

I am anxious to help beginners learn how to get started playing the guitar and develop a lifelong passion for the acoustic guitar and for acoustic guitar music.

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Bachelor of Business Administration
Sep 1983 - Dec 1991
Kent State University & Lakeland Community College


The American Legion
Sep 2017

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

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United States Navy
Jun 1979

To recruit, train, equip, and organize to deliver combat ready Naval forces to win conflicts and wars while maintaining security and deterrence through sustained forward presence.

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Epiphone Masterbilt Acoustic 6-string guitar


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