Tommy Holladay

Tommy H.

Astoria, NY

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Tommy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
January 2007

Tommy H. graduated summa cum laude from the internationally acclaimed Berklee College of Music, where he was additionally awarded the William G Leavitt and the Stephen D. Holland scholarships for jazz guitar performance. In May 2014, Tommy received his Master’s degree (with honors) in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Brad Shepik, Billy Hart, Jerry Bergonzi, John McNeil and many other renowned jazz artists. While at NEC, Tommy was elected by the faculty to join the national music honors society Pi Kappa Lambda. In July 2014, Tommy performed as a semi-finalist at the Socar International Montreux Jazz Guitar competition. He now resides in New York City.

Tommy has shared the stage with Jaime Valle, Darren Barrett, Duncan Moore, Walter Smith III, Justin Faulkner, Jason Robinson, Gilbert Castellanos, Rob Thorsen, Joshua White, and Ed Delucia. In addition, Tommy holds an Associate’s Degree (with high honors) in mathematics from San Diego Mesa College and a certificate in computer science from Boston University.

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Private Guitar Instructor
Sep 2014 - Present
Riverdale Music Studio

Math Tutor
Sep 2014 - Present

Professionial Guitarist
Jan 2007 - Present
Tommy H.

Music Theory Tutor
Sep 2011 - May 2012
Berklee College of Music Learning Center

Guitar Accompanist for Vocal Ensembles
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
Berklee College of Music

Pre-Calculus Tutor
Sep 2007 - May 2008


MM in jazz studies: guitar performance
Sep 2012 - May 2014
New England Conservatory
Computer Science Certificate
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Boston University
BM in jazz guitar performace
Jan 2009 - May 2012
Berklee College of Music
AA in mathematics
Sep 2008 - May 2011
San Diego Mesa College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Semi-finalist in Socar Electric guitar competiton
Jul 2014
Montreux Jazz Festival

Photos & Videos

Isn't She Lovely
Photo by Tommy H.

Photo by Tommy H.

My Sister and I after my master's recital

My dogs Stella and Jasmine

Master's Recital March 2014
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