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Tom M.

Laguna Niguel, CA

$40/hour

I live with a passion to create music and teach others.

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Vanguard University
Music Composition
Azusa Pacific University
Master's

Education

Vanguard University (Music Composition)

Azusa Pacific University (Master's)

About Tom

I am a resident of southern California, where I have lived most of my life. I completed my B.A. and M.M. in Music Composition in which I composed for film, live chamber orchestra and choir. I have played guitar for 15+ years, banjo, piano, mandolin for 5 years and I have tutored in guitar, banjo, piano, music theory, and songwriting. I was the music teacher at Capo Beach Christian School for 2 years. I have recorded one CD and a few singles. I co-founded a music school with one of my favorite bands. I have been inquired of by friends and musicians for input in songwriting and composition.

I am 30 years old and enjoy being active. I play beach volleyball and coach indoor volleyball. I love hiking, backpacking and spending time in the outdoors. I also love traveling and learning about cultures, from their music, food, language, and their way of life. I love discovering life and inspiring others to do the same.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in learning anything in music. I am very patient and love to teach people what I have learned.
I am a resident of southern California, where I have lived most of my life. I completed my B.A. and M.M. in Music Composition in which I composed for film, live chamber orchestra and choir. I have played Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
In-person lessons
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training, General Music,
Guitar,
Music History, Music Theory, Sight Singing, Songwriting
History:
Music History

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Composition (Music)

I have a B.A. in music composition and an M.M. in Music Composition. I have played guitar for over 15 years and I have recorded a CD of my own original music. I also co-founded a music school specializing in songwriting.

General Music

I have played music for over 15 years. I began on guitar, voice, and bass. After a few years without any formal training, I studied music in school for over 8 years. I specialize in music theory, ear training, teaching the basic components of music, basic recording and multiple instruments.

Guitar

I have played guitar for over 15 years. I play both acoustic guitar and electric guitar, among other instruments like banjo, mandolin, piano, etc. I have recorded a CD of my own original music. I have taught guitar for over 15 years.

Songwriting

I have a B.A. in music composition and an M.M. in Music Composition. I have played guitar for over 15 years and I have recorded a CD of my own original music. I also co-founded a music school specializing in songwriting. The main focuses I teach are writing chord progressions, writing melodies, writing lyrics, and thinking in terms of rhythm and pitch.

Vanguard University
Music Composition
Azusa Pacific University
Master's

Education

Vanguard University (Music Composition)

Azusa Pacific University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tom will travel within 40 miles of Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.