My name is Tommy. I've been playing bass and guitar since I was 11 years old. When I was in high school, I won my school's Duke Ellington Jazz Performance Award my junior year. Around this time I began to work at my neighborhood's local lesson shop Let's Play Music! off of W Broad Street in Falls Church, VA. Following high school, I attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, studying jazz bass performance with players who have played and recorded with John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Bobby McFerrin, among others. I received my degree in Jazz Bass Performance and since returning to the DC area have taught at Let's Play Music, Bach 2 Rock, and Music and Arts. Outside of my academic accomplishments, I play in and record a number of bands, one of which charted on Billboard and was featured on Rolling Stone's Best of October 2020. I specialize in electric bass and music theory, but am quite comfortable teaching beginner to intermediate guitar.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2010
Jazz Bass Performance
Teaches ages 9+
Has background check
Tom is a good teacher with solid knowledge which he is able to pass on in a clear and understandable way.
Tommy is a solid bass guitar teacher. My lesson was better than expected!
Just had my first guitar lesson. Tommy was very patient and supportive and explained clearly what I needed to do.