I am a full-time working musician. I teach Music Together to children and families by day. I play for parties and churches and special events. And I teach guitar to individuals.
I'm known for my playfulness, patience and warmth. I like people, and most people like me. I love music, and teaching.
It's great to watch someone catch fire when they realize that they really can play music for themselves.
Tom is such a great teacher. But most importantly he is real. He goes above and beyond just being your teacher but becomes your friend as well. It was a sad moment when ai had to stop taking lessons with him.
Tom has infinite patience and never ending encouragement for his students. He is a wonderful teacher and accomplished musician.
I usually do an interview as part of the first lesson to become familiar with a student's interestes and musical background. Then we get to work on whatever the next step might be: learning a first song, refining established skills, adding a new chord or fingerpick, etc. I typically teach by working through a song with a student, and sending it home for practice. The next week we review that song and either extend it (add a section or skill), or start a second song.
I am a licensed Music Together teacher, and have been working as a full-time professional musician for 19 years. I have a BA in Liberal Arts, a minor in Applied Arts, and a concentraion in music.
I charge $35 per lesson, for regular, weekly lessons.
I got started teaching when I became a full time musician and friends asked me for lessons. I like people and teaching, so it's a good fit!
I have worked with students from age 5 to 65. I teach children music as my "day job," and most of my private lessons are with adults or teens.
I suggest finding a teacher who you are comfortable with as a person - music is such an individual thing that you're going to feel best if you like the person you are working with, and feel that you are a good match.