Who is Tommy?
It seems like we always had music playing in the house when I was growing up. I listened to AM radio and my parents’ record collection. I heard The Beatles, Barry Manilow, Barbra Streisand and guitar instrumentals.
In the 8th grade I received my first guitar. Then my passion for music took off!
Since then, music has been my touchstone. It has provided solace and comfort as well as excitement and joy. I listen to music, write, record, perform, read about it and the musicians who create it.
I studied music throughout high school and college. I was in choir and jazz band. I studied piano, guitar, sight singing, ear training, music composition and music history. This opened up a whole new world of possibility and choices for where I could take music. It gave me the tools and permission to create anything.
For several years, I resisted my musical calling and got into the advertising business. Although I continued to perform in bands and write music, my passion for music was on the back burner. Recently, I turned that around in earnest.
I am currently playing at Yamaha Music helping people create through music.
This site helps me do even more with music by sharing, teaching and encouraging others.
I hope you come along for the ride. This site is a community. There are no stupid questions or silly requests. All are welcome.
Because, I believe - Music Loves Everyone!