Instruments: Violin, Viola, Guitar, Piano, Organ
Genres: classical, contemporary, jazz, folk
Location: Arlington, Seven Corners, Alexandria, McLean VA
Why I work well with kids?
I have extensive experience working with music students of all ages. I try to be non-intimidating while communicating my passion for music to get my students excited about learning. With kids, showing them what they could be playing in a matter of weeks gets them motivated, and a cycle of positive reinforcement gets them there!
Tom L. Bio and Resume
Location of Birth: Switzerland
Graduate of Texas Christian University (theory and composition, cum laude). Extensively schooled in performance at the Conservatory of Milan, Italy, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland. Currently teaching and performing in the Alexandria and DC area. Ancient music docent at the Historic Carlyle House in Alexandria, VA.
Obtained Cum Laude Bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition from TCU. Studied organ, piano, historical keyboards and string instruments at the Conservatory of Milan, Italy, and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. Has performed piano and guitar for several semi-professional bands in Texas and Virginia. Taught music performance (piano, guitar and beginning strings) since 1995.
Most Influential Musicians/Bands: Bach, Mozart, Haydn (keyboard); Scotty Moore, Albert Lee, James Burton (Guitar).
Favorite Quote: Talent is the discount rate on the amount of hours required to get good at something.
Favorite Movie(s): Amadeus, The Blues Brothers
Places Traveled: Europe, Australia, Canada, USA
How would your friends describe you?: Talented, outgoing and meticulous.
Hobbies: Fencing, reading, hiking
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