We specialize in a modern approach to guitar , Pro Tools, songwriting and recording instruction. A foundation build for a lifetime of music creation, not years of endless lessons. We teach you how to teach yourself !
30 years of experience, BA in Music, major label and network credits.
It is rare to find someone with Tom Gioia's proficiency and vast experience as a musician, arranger, producer, mixer and songwriter. But, added to his resume is an unparalleled penchant for patience, along with, an uncanny ability to tailor lessons to the individual. Put in the work, and, you can't fail with Mr. Gioia.
Awesome Pro Tools lesson. Extremely informative. Thanks.
A good man and a fine instructor. Always fun. You rock Tom!!
I was stuck in GarageBand for years and Tom made the leap into Logic so easy. And as a singer/songwriter - I really wanted to work with someone who could help me get my tracks sounding as good as possible - as quickly as possible - so I could put more of my time and energy into creating music than laboring over technical stuff. Tom did just that!
A student would learn very basic bits of music theory ythat would be demonstrated by songs they know and like. This will unlock music as well as the instrument. Ear training would be introduced early and notation if the student feels comfortable. This would allow the tudent to learn any music they like themselves , rather than a lick or part every lesson. They cam learn how to set a goal and reach it.
Pro Tools and engineering:
Most singers, songwriters jave no basic enginnering knowledge. I introduce those basic concepts as if the computer is their entire studio in a box. We then set up a template for the student to use every day as a starting point. It is customized for their " musical Lifestyle ". We then produce and record one of their songs start to finish. Thenot only learn how to but also get the added value of my involvement o their song and walk away with a pro recording.
30 -35 years of expeirience, a BA in Music and Recording, hundreds of indie, major label and network credits, check them out and testimonials here: