30 Min. Lessons with Tom W
Tom is a jazz guitarist, composer, and bandleader. He is a founding member of the much-loved musician-run venue Merge, where he helped present hundreds of performances by musicians from across the world. Tom has been awarded compositional residencies at arts institutions in the United States and has recently been commissioned to write and perform a score for the Little Chamber Music Society. Tom studied music in Iowa (University of Northern Iowa), San Francisco, Vancouver, and New York (Ben Monder, Lage Lund, Steve Cardenas). As a performer, Tom has a solo guitar project and leads two bands that have performed and recorded across the United States and Canada. Trying to be the teacher he never had when he was young, Tom strives to share the joy of learning music to students of all ages and all interests. Tom's classes will cover ear-training, sight-reading, improvisation, and composition through exploration and practice. His classes are perfect for students who are interested in jazz, rock, blues, fingerstyle, and for those who want to learn the foundations of the guitar.