Tom Sanchez
Downers Grove, IL
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Tom Sanchez

Tom S.

Downers Grove, IL
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Have fun and learn from a pro! A graduate of Berklee College of Music, GRAMMY NOMINATED, many recording and live performance credits.

About Tom S.

***Temporary lowered rate - Online only***

Tom is currently available to teach lessons at his studio in Downers Grove, IL. He has helped many students exceed their expectations not only as guitarists, but as very well rounded musicians.

Tom received his training at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) where he received a degree in Music specializing in Music Production and Engineering. As an expert in his field, he looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.


Tom's versatility as a live performer has brought him into opening slots for the following major headlining acts:

Pop/Rock:

STING
*The Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC
*Central Park, NYC
*and more

L.L. Cool J & Jewel
*Presidential Inaugural Ball - Bill Clinton

Isaac Hayes
Boz Scaggs
Collective Soul
Huey Lewis and the News
Maceo Parker
They Might Be Giants
Lyle Lovett
Ratdog (Bob Weir)
Chaka Khan
Los Lobos
Ben Harper

Jazz & Acid Jazz:

George Benson
Charlie Hunter
Michael Brecker
Roy Haynes Trio
Count Basie Orchestra
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones
Wayne Shorter
Yellowjackets

Blues:

B.B. King
Jonny Lang
Buddy Guy
Koko Taylor
Lonnie Mack
Etta James
…and many more

In the studio, Tom has recorded on countless TV & Radio commercials including:

McDonald's
Coca-Cola
Disney
Budweiser
Sears
Buick
Gatorade
State Farm
Ford Motor Co.
Miller Brewing Co.
…and many many more.

Tom has played on many CDs receiving local and international acclaim. He also garnered a GRAMMY NOMINATION for his work with the Chicago based band Liquid Soul.

He has written and performed on music for TV and has even recorded on a few tracks that have hit the Billboard charts.

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Kathy
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Loved it. Loved it. Such fun.

Posted Jan 13, 2018
Grace
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Tom is an outstanding instructor, professionally gifted, most helpful and very personable.

Posted Jul 24, 2017
Michael
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Tom's a really nice and patient teacher. Great for beginners and very knowledgeable.

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Emily
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Tom is a great Ukulele teacher for my 10 year old son! He's is super patient and truly knows the instrument and how to teach it. I highly recommend Tom!

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Robert (Bob)
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Knowledgeable and able to teach at my slow pace ;-)

Posted Jul 10, 2017
Jolene
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Tom is an incredible instructor with an intuitive feel for what you are trying to accomplish in guitar playing. Takes his time to thoroughly explain music concepts and theory without making it too heavy, and has an ability to push you to the next level without overwhelming you. Thanks tom, hope to be back at lessons soon!

Posted Mar 12, 2017
James P.
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Hey. I thought I had to click one star at a time to get to all of them. Tom was great! Change my rating to 5 STARS.
JAMES.

Posted Jul 31, 2016
Chris P.
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Great first start.

Posted Jun 6, 2016
Remy S.
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Tom is fantastic! Teaches two of my children and they come out of their lessons beaming!

Posted Apr 3, 2016
Dave P.
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Tom S.

For the two years that I took guitar lessons with Tom S. I found that he possessed a real sensitivity to what I, the student, wanted to do musically. Tom often went out of his way to find supplemental material to augment the learning experience. If I wanted to learn something a bit beyond my capability he'd find a way for me to build to the next skill level without ever discouraging me. Proper technique was always stressed and the payoff was worth it. His respect for the music and the craft of guitar playing is something that impresses me still.

Posted Oct 14, 2014

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Education

BA Music
Sep 1983 - May 1987

Berklee College of Music

Bachelors of Music
Sep 1983 - May 1987

Berklee College of Music

Bachelors of Music
Sep 1983 - May 1987

Berklee College of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Grammy Nomination
Feb 2001

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)

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