Tom Pandaleon

Tom P.

Des Plaines, IL

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Tom delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 70

Teaching since:
January 1988

I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree, from Bard College, NY, where I also received the Claire Leonard Honors Scholarship, for excellence in Composition and Performance.

I have been playing, both Electric and Acoustic Guitar for 30 years. I have performed hundreds of times, solo, and with the many bands I've been in.

I have been Teaching Guitar, Bass etc., for almost 20 years. I have given over 3000 lessons in the last three years. Yes, I have a LOT of experience, and I use that vast experience to help you learn quickly and efficiently.

*** Lesson Details ***
Even if you have never played before, I will have you playing something recognizable, during the very first lesson. We'll start with basic approach, I'll get you playing, and we will proceed to build a good foundation for you, both physically, and in terms of understanding Music.

You DO NOT need to know how to read music to get started, although I am happy to teach you.

As soon as possible, we will begin to tackle songs, and music chosen by you, the student. My motto is "Learn Music YOU Like!".

By the way... It's supposed to be fun! We'll work hard, but we'll have fun doing it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
My Studios are both set up with 2 working amplifiers, Computer, High Speed Internet, Printer, Speakers etc. I also have Heat and Air Conditioning that I can regulate to our comfort. There is ample parking, a Lobby/Waiting Area, directly outside my door, and there is also ample room in the studio space, for parents, siblings etc.

*** Specialties ***
I have taught most of the popular styles of Electric and Acoustic Guitar. Rhythm, Lead, Finger-picking, Tablature, Notation, etc. I have been teaching Ukulele for the last few years, and have also taught Introductory Bass and Banjo

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Tom plays abnd demonstrates different stringed instruments at Lions Park School in Mt Prospect Illinois

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Cristina D. Oct 28, 2013
Guitar ·

Great teacher

Tom is great teacher. He is patient and makes the lessons fun for my 5 yr. old son. Thanks to him my son loves to play the guitar!

GeorgeZ Jul 16, 2012

A teacher that gets you!

Tom is a great teacher! He picks music that you want to learn so you'll always stay excited about learning. You'll also appreciate how positive and encouraging he can be. Whenever I hit a rough patch and struggle with learning something, Tom always has techniques to help me push through. I really enjoy playing all the music that I've learned.

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