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Teaches Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo, Bass Guitar

Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.


-Malcolm Gladwell

Interested in taking lessons with Tom

Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo, Bass Guitar


B.A. in Music from University of Missour-St.Louis, Master's Certificate in Guitar Performance from Berkley

Favorite Instruments

Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Violin

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Musical Interests

Classical, Religious, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary, Metal, Psychedelic Rock, Gospel, Classics/Golden Oldies

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Blues, Rock, County, Jazz, Metal

Teaching Experience

Teaching privately for 30+ years

About Tom

Tom O’Brien has had decades of varied experience that includes playing in a wedding reception band in high school, playing in a rock band that played at fraternity parties in college, playing solo guitar in a restaurant in the Central West End, and being a music director for a church.  He has also been an active educator with experience that includes teaching elementary classroom music, elementary band, string and guitar classes, and teaching guitar as an adjunct professor at local colleges.  His formal education includes a Bachelor of Music with lifetime K-12 instrumental music certification, a Masters in Educational Administration, and a Masters Certificate in Guitar.  He has also studied a variety of instruments privately. Tom specializes in teaching all styles of guitar, and is just as comfortable with a classical guitar as he is with a high-gain electric guitar! Tom is able to teach anyone who is interested in playing guitar, whether they are a beginner or have been playing for many years, and his teaching method is adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
Give us a call or stop by the store to schedule lessons with Tom!


Bridgeton Music & Arts 314-739-4265 Bridgeton MO