- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Within the first few lessons, we can set what goals you would like to accomplish. I will fine tune your lessons to meet your specific needs and goal that you wish to achieve. I specialize in Rock, Blues, Country, Soul, and Rhythm and Blues styles of playing. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- May 1982
My name is Tom. I am a professional guitarist and Bass player, and have been playing the guitar and bass guitar for 35 years. I can teach anywhere from beginner to advanced specializing in Rock, Blues, Country, Soul, and Rhythm and Blues.
I have performed in most of the top clubs in New York City: CBGB's, The Bitter End, Kenny's Castaways, and The Top of the Village Gate to name a few. I have also worked in musical theater off Broadway.
I am very easy going and will individualize the needs of each student to establish a foundation for playing the Guitar or Bass. I also have experience teaching children with special needs. I have a home recording studio where I teach and can record lessons so that students can become aware of their progress.
As I stated in my profile, I have been playing and teaching guitar for over 30 years. I still play in a band with long time friends writing songs, and performing covers from bands that have encouraged me throughout the years. I have preformed in many of the top clubs in the NYC area, and the experiences that I have acquired have proven invaluable.
In 1989, I graduated from The Center for the Media Arts, majoring in Recording Arts. My first job in the recording industry was at Rock Video International, a studio that recorded tracks for Karaoke machines. I helped create high quality, rich sounds inspired by the music I am passionate about, having the privilege of working with musicians, and engineers that had worked with the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, The Village People, and countless other in-studio masters.
In 1991, at Videomix Post-Production Studios, I met and worked with Dick Maitland, sound effects engineer for Sesame Street. During this period, I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Mr. Maitland on several occasions, on the Sesame Street set, when it was filmed in N.Y.C. on 9th Avenue.
I have been operating my own studio since the early 90’s, (4 track, 8 track, 16, track, and 24 track digital). I have acquired over 25 years of experience, tracking & mixing in many different musical styles such as Rock, Blues, Punk, Heavy Metal, & Broadway scores, and have also had the pleasure and opportunity to perform on many of these recordings.
As your musical instructor, I will be dedicated in emphasizing production and quality lessons while ensuring that your time is used efficiently.