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Tom N.
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Acquire guitar techniques with an experienced live musician
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Classic rock, blues and jazz guitar methods, including ear training, improvising, and help with rhythm issues.
About Tom N.

I have been teaching guitar and piano for many years in the Metro Detroit area. I have also played professionally in many local nightclub and wedding bands as well as having toured with "Bob Seger" as his lead guitarist/writer/vocalist. I have done recording sessions for "Motown" as well as having studied under "Joe Messina", a legendary Motown guitarist with the original "Funk Brothers." I take great pleasure in mentoring, training and equipping students with the necessary musical skills to achieve at the personal and or professional level according to the specific student's interest, desire and goals. I tailor my teaching methods according to the student's ability and musical preference, and can teach most anything from classic rock, to pop, classical, oldies, jazz, etc. Many of my students have gone on to play at the professional level, and one, in particular, has become a music professor at "Berklee School of Music". Another former student plays with the band: "Thirty Seconds To Mars." I have also been able to assist those students who have a desire to introduce vocals while playing their instrument. I am also able to provide personal assistance in songwriting when needed. *** Lesson Details *** I am very easy to get along with during lessons, however I can provide extra encouragement and motivation the student needs based on their specific goals for taking lessons, whether it be for personal enjoyment or for the purpose of making music their career. I believe that learning music can be fun even as a serious venture, and therefore I incorporate humor when appropriate. The curriculum I use includes: "Berklee, Mel Bay, and Hal Leonard" methods for guitar. For Piano I use "Schaum and Thompson" piano methods as well as Hannon for technique. Additionally, I invite students to suggest personal favorite songs of interest of their choosing as a motivational tool to aid them learning from the music that inspires them. I find this very helpful for students in developing a good ear as well as sparking motivation to practice as they learn from their favorite musical artists in addition to learning the fundamentals of the instrument. *** Travel Equipment *** I can provide music method books/sheet music etc. Students would need to own and bring their own instrument to lessons. I also provide guitar amplification. *** Specialties *** Berklee, Mel Bay, and Hal Leonard blues guitar method's. Schaum piano method. Hannon Technique. Pop, rock and jazz styles.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Music Theory and Piano

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Tom is the best music instructor I’ve ever had! I have taken piano and guitar lessons for the last few months and have felt a huge improvement! He is extremely talented and has an amazing teaching approach! I always feel extremely motivated and inspired after every!

Posted May 16, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Tom is an excellent teacher. He works great with my daughter. He is very talented and understands music. I highly recommend Tom.

Posted Apr 25, 2020
Teacher's Studio

Tom is a super nice guy with a great positive attitude and teaching style to match. He has lots of experience both playing and instructing. Two thumbs up!

Posted Jan 18, 2020
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Guitarist, Keyboardist, Vocalist
Apr 1980 - Sep 1988
The People's Choice Orchestra
Music Theory and Piano
Jan 1973 - Jan 1975
Wayne State Unifersity
American Federation of Musicians
Jun 1970
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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Guitar
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Teacher's Studio
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Hacker Dr
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T
W
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S
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Pricing
30 minutes
$27
45 minutes
$37
60 minutes
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90 minutes
$70
120 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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