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About Tom Snyder
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Southington, CT
Education: B.F.A. - Percussion Performance, Purchase College, State University of New York. M.M. - percussion Performance, Stony Brook University, NY
Performance Experience: Currently with "The Blameless Project" and "Billy and The Generators". Previously performing all styles of music as a drummer or percussionist in venues and studios ranging from CBGB’s in NYC to Carnegie Hall, Baby Monster Studios in NYC, touring Scandinavia with The Original Broadway Farewell Tour of “A Chorus Line”, and countless small clubs and backyards along the way, truly anywhere music can be performed.
Teaching Experience: 2021 - Music and Arts, Percussion and Drum Set Instructor 1987 to Present - Private drum set instructor, Connecticut; Acme Music, Cheshire, Connecticut; East Ends Arts Council – Music School, Riverhead, New York; Artist in Residence - Knox School, Nissequogue, New York; Cornet Music, Smithtown, New York SUNY at STONY BROOK, STONY BROOK, NEW YORK - Teaching Assistant
Teaching Philosophy: “Seek Knowledge, Implement Skill and You will Thrive!” It all begins with this motto. This is how you turn a dream into something more. Maybe you have a creative project to share with the world and need guidance. This is it, I am here to share that knowledge, provide direction and encouragement and watch you Thrive! Even if your are a beginner and you desire to learn drums, this is what you need to get started, it's my pleasure to guide you!
Get to know Tom Snyder
I have been involved with music since I was ten years old and music has given me over forty years of joy!
I have performed in numerous musical settings from club bands in all styles, to musical theatre shows, percussion ensembles, drum circles, symphonic and wind ensemble concerts. These various musical genres have allowed me to perform in venues and studios ranging from CBGB’s in NYC to Carnegie Hall, Baby Monster Studios in NYC, touring Scandinavia with The Original Broadway Farewell Tour of “A Chorus Line”, and countless small clubs and backyards along the way, truly anywhere music can be performed.
I have been an instructor of drum-set and percussion for thirty years. I graduated from SUNY Purchase with a B.F.A and Stony Brook University with an M.M.
Currently, I have been playing live with an especially fun and tight group of musicians in “Shaky Ground” and I have recently been performing and recording with an original music project- the hard rockin’ Christian band “The Blameless Project”, and the new acoustic quartet, “Billy and The Generators”, under the direction of founder Bill J. Need-less to say when 2020 and 2021 finally get rolling again I will be a busy and happy drumming man!
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