Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I run my own band performing at restaurants bars wineries in tri state NY area
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory
blues, Jazz improv, rock, classic rock, reggae, ska, some metal shredding techniques, jazz chord melody
23 years guitar and bass instruction
30 years gigging .playing and singing
I've grown up most of my life listening to rock music for the most part but I enjoy listening to all different styles
Five Towns College, suffolk community
Steely Dan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, Robben Ford, Pat Metheny, George Benson, Larry Carlton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Warren Haynes, Duane Allman, Derek Trucks, John Mayer, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa., The Eagles, Steely Dan, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, Robben Ford, Pat Metheny, George Benson, Larry Carlton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Warren Haynes, Duane Allman, Derek Trucks, John Mayer, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa., The Eagles, and as far as guitarsts: We would not be here it were not for Jimi Hendrix
Practicing is like the story of Hare and the Tortoise .
The turtle won the race. Be the turtle
90% perspiration 10% inspiration.
Tom began his musical journey back in 1979 while learning under the tutelage of Mr. Peter Rogine, Department Head of the Guitar Faculty at Five Towns College. He continued his musical course of study in 2001 with renowned guitarist, Mr. Bob Gallo whose credits included national session artist for the Bill Cosby Show and A Different World. In 1988 Tom began his professional musical career as a bandleader and solo artist. His teaching experience dates back to 1994 while working at the Long Island Drum & Guitar Center in Medford, N.Y. A native of Long Island, Tom graduated from Five Towns College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science.
He currently resides in Riverhead, N.Y
I will help students Develop Techniques for Blues, Jazz, Swing, Ska, Reggae, Rock, Country, Punk, Heavy Metal, Funk, Etc.
Techniques covered include Sight Reading, Improvisation, Heavy Metal shredding techniqiues utilizing Single String Studies, Hanon for guitar .
Song Reharmonization, Chord Substitutions (Triad Polytonalities), and Chord Melody.Chord scale relationships,(Use of different modal scales over chords to use in improvisation).
SOME OF MUSICAL ARTIST'S COVERED ARE BEATLES, ROLLING STONES, STEELY DAN, PAT METHENEY, WES MONTGOMERY, ERIC JOHNSON, ALLMAN BROTHERS, EAGLES, LYNYRD SKYNRD, LARRY CARLTON, ROBBEN FORD, ERIC CLAPTON, JOHNNY SMITH, JOE PASS, GEORGE BENSON, THE RAMONES, THE SPECIALS, STEVE HUNTER (LOU REED) CREEDENCE CLEARWATER , GUNS A ND ROSES,Ozzy Etc,
Tom has performed with the following musical artists: Manny Focarazzo (The Alan Parsons Band, Hippiefest, Happy Together Tours), Willie Steele, Ed Dicapua, Doug Maclean, The Mello Kings, Lenny Coco and the Chimes, Richie Cannata (Billy Joel’s Band) Mark Ambrosino (NYC session drummer & producer for Sojourn Records and drummer with Ray Charles , Whitney Houston, Michael McDonald, Michael Brecker), Larry Ketchel(Little Wilson band,Stuff ) Buddy Cage (New Riders of the Purple Sage) and Rich Campbell (Cadillac Moon, Antigone Rising).
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