Tom Flores

Tom F.

Lawndale, CA

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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:
2017

I am a professional classical pianist, singer, arranger and composer located in Los Angeles, CA. I am also 2 years from graduating the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music with a Bachelors of Music, with concentrations in both Piano Performance and Music Composition.

My life has regularly revolved around music since the early age of 7, following until High School I became immensely active in almost all the High School ensembles and programs offered. Ranging from Jazz Band, to Marching Band, to Symphony Orchestra, I gained familiarity with a wide array of instruments other than piano, which include the Bb Clarinet, Cello, Viola, and Guitar. In 2017, I also successfully earned the Certificate of Merit for Piano (Advanced Level), where I received Branch Honors for excellent marks on my playing of memorized solo piano repertoire, sight reading, the ear-training test, and the music theory test.

I teach piano students of all different ages and experience levels. Having studied classical piano for 10 years, and composition for 7 of those, I am confident in teaching from both a professional and personal perspective. At the Conservatory I currently attend, I enjoy finding ways to improve teaching students because I believe each student not only deserves effective teaching, but an open environment to feel free to ask questions-- as it is essential to learning. I am committed to making sure every student of mine is able to achieve their musical goals, expand their knowledge of music, and grow as a pianist.

At the current moment, I am heavily involved in the following CSULB Ensembles: 49er chorus, Concert Band, and the New Music Ensemble. Along with these ensembles, I am continuing to study many solo repertoire for classical piano by famous composers such as Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, and Bartók. I am additionally an MTNA Certified Collegiate Member in District 3: California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Collegiate Chapter.

My personal passion is Classical and Pop, but I firmly believe that all styles rely on a well-rounded and cultivated foundation. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

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Education

Bachelor of Music, Concentrations in Piano Performance and Music Composition
Aug 2017 - Present
Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach

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