Tom Goslin

Tom G.

Philadelphia, PA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn to read music and to play bluegrass, Irish, Italian, old-time, and even classical mandolin!
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Tom teaches



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

Teaching since:
September 1988

I have been playing professionally and teaching private students for nearly 30 years. I am a very patient teacher with a great love of music, and I emphasize making beautiful sound!


guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukelele player
Apr 1986 - May 2014
various production companies

I studied guitar in Madrid, Spain, where I lived as a teenager, and studied later in New York with prominent teachers Pat O’Brian and Juan de La Mata. I have worked since 1986 as a theater musician for national and international tours of Broadway musicals. I have played numerous times in all fifty US states and in all provinces of Canada, and spent several years touring throughout Europe and the Far East. My credits include Man of La Mancha, Hello Dolly, Grease, Chorus Line, Fiddler On The Roof, Tommy, 42nd Street, and many more. I have also appeared as an onstage musician in many productions, as well as in the orchestra pit, with rock and roll shows such as BEEHIVE, LEADER OF THE PACK, FOOTLOOSE, and GODSPELL. As a theater musician, I am required to play in almost any style you can think of. I specialize in traditional Irish music, as well as American roots music. I'm an active performer on tenor banjo, mandolin, and fiddle, and have appeared as a headliner at the Fox Hollow Folk Festival near Albany, NY, and at the Norfolk Folk Festival held in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to doing stage musicals and traditional music, I've also played throughout the eastern U.S. in recitals of chamber music for classical guitar with flute, violin, recorder, cello, and voice with such ensembles as the New Renaissance Chamber Players and the Sterling Consort.

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BA Liberal Arts
Sep 1975 - Jun 1978
University of Massachusetts
private guitar
Sep 1973 - May 1975
Hochschule fur Musik, Berlin, Germany
music studies
Sep 1973 - May 1975
Schiller College, Berlin, Germany


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Federation of Musicians
Jan 1984

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Don Jul 29, 2017
Mandolin · In home

Tom is an excellent , patient. knowledgeable teacher. You would be luckey to have him as a teacher.

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