Tom Letizia
Aurora, OH
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Tom Letizia

Tom L.

Aurora, OH
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Beginner, Intermediate
I teach music theory from beginning up to advanced. I have extensive training and study in music theory so I can definitely help all serious students, especially in relation to guitar improv.

About Tom L.

I've been teaching and playing professionally for over 30 years. I take great care to make sure each student gets what they need to really enjoy music on the guitar. Each student has different musical styles they like and each has different abilities. I work with each student to focus on his or her strengths at the speed they can go at. Music is very personal to each of us and I keep that in mind when teaching. I work with all ages from 10 to ?. Each has tremendous ability to produce music when they work at it. Just 15 minutes everyday will give you fun and musical progress.

I perform nationally and I can actually play the material I teach. I can make it real for you too. I have my blues and jazz bands highly active along with 12 CDs and international performances with the greatest musicians on earth. The qualifications are there and all I need is you to come and learn with me.

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Lydia
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Wonderful guitar teacher! Very knowledgeable and informative about everything guitar and music theory galore! Patient, skilled and awesome teacher with a wealth of knowledge! Fun and laid back lessons make learning with Tom a breeze! Highly recommend for all ages!

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Lynne
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Tom is an excellent music teacher. He has been teaching our granddaughter classical guitar and we have been very pleased. I taught instrumental and vocal music in the public schools. I also taught strings at the Arts School .
He is well educated in the music field and has had so much performing experience so he has a very well rounded background, I think you would be very pleased
to study with Tom.

Posted Mar 18, 2020
Sam
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I have had a terrific experience working with Tom. Playing guitar for nearly 20 years, I was looking for advanced instruction and coaching. Focusing specifically on Jazz, Tom has helped me elevate my playing ability and understanding of the art form. Tom is a professional musician that has an ability to connect with his students of all ages and levels. I highly recommend working with Tom.

Posted Mar 18, 2020
Fred
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Tom connects very well his student, digging into the student's current location in their musical journey and showing the path forward. He's also very generous with his musical wisdom.

Posted Mar 17, 2020
Anatoliy
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I've been taking weekly lessons with Tom, and they are great. He's highly flexible with his schedule, patient with his students, and an overall good teacher. Would highly recommend.

Posted Mar 17, 2020
Laura
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Tom is a great instructor! My teenage daughter and son have learned so much from his guitar lessons, and always look forward to the next one. He is patient and kind, and both of my children have grown as musicians because of his instruction. He has even taught them Music Theory. I highly recommend Tom.

Posted Mar 17, 2020
Greg
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Tom is a great teacher that starts with a solid foundation and builds on it. He takes your input and guides you to your goals. In just a year, I have learned more and have become more accomplished than in the decades I have struggled to learn on my own.

Posted Mar 13, 2020
MaryJo
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When I retired at the age of 64 I wanted to fulfill my lifelong dream of learning how to play an instrument. I selected the guitar and I have not looked back. I have been taking lessons from Tom Letizia for six years. Although I know I am not as quick to learn as young people are there is not a day that goes by that I do not enjoy playing. Tom is extremely talented, knowledgeable, understanding, and patient. He always encourages. If you ever want to learn the guitar I highly recommend Tom.

Posted Mar 11, 2020
Kieu
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What a great experience. Tom is patient and always (relentlessly) encouraging. His methods are concise and methodical. I enjoyed all of my lessons.

His enthusiasm for music (particularly guitar) is infectious. To take lessons from some who genuinely enjoys their work is great pleasure.

Posted Mar 8, 2020
Frank
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Excellent instructor with patience and years of experience. Can play and/or teach anyone/anything that has to do with guitar...

Posted Mar 7, 2020

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Experience

Jazz Improvisation Class
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016

The Music School Settlement

Taught several improv classes and gave private guitar lessons.

Education

Schillinger System of Musical Composition
Mar 1971 - Jun 1978

Bert Henry Private Lessons

Classical Guitar Major
Sep 1973 - Jun 1975

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory

Certifications

Berklee College of Music PULSE certification
Jul 2015

Berklee College of Music

Week long training in how to help students use Berklee's training system to improvise.

Awards

Memphis Blues Challenge
Jan 2014

Cleveland Blues Society

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