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I don't know why it took me forever to take guitar lessons but I was so glad that I finally did and that Thomas was my teacher. Talk about real progress - I couldn't believe that I was playing chords to my favorite bands in just a couple of lessons. Thomas makes the lessons really fun and stress free. I look forward to practicing at home and the weekly class!
Silvie Hwang, Yelp
I'm learning electric guitar with Thomas and I can tell you this: never in my life did I think I would be able to play like I do now after only 4 lessons. Thomas is such a great teacher, knowing how to strike the perfect balance between making you feel comfortable and pushing you to accomplish more difficult songs. I HIGHLY recommend Red Pelican Music and Thomas, I cannot go anywhere else!
Ashton Yoon, Yelp
Thomas was a great teacher, and I was awe-struck to see that he could listen to a song, and he already knew roughly how the chords/melody went. I really enjoyed the lessons. A great experience for sure; an experience I would love to continue hopefully in the near future.
Gerald Fontejon, Yelp

Thomas has a wealth of music knowledge, and an easygoing, organized, style that makes him a terrific teacher for folks of all ages.  A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Thomas is a multi-instrumentalist – he specializes in guitar and ukulele, but also enjoys teaching drums and charango.*  Stylistically, Thomas teaches rock, blues, jazz, classical, flamenco and more.  He combines these mainstream styles with years of living in Argentina, just in case you’d like to explore the rich music of South America.

Thomas is an active composer – He has written music for Verizon advertisements, shows on TBS and done music editing for Comedy Central.

Thomas’ teaching philosophy is that the best way to learn, is when it is a fun and challenging experience at the same time.  The goal is to build your skills, while learning to play the music you love, with grace and technique.  He is always eager to help students expand their musical vocabulary and enjoys customizing his lessons to fit the musical interests of each student.

Thomas is fluent in both English and Spanish, and enjoys working with students of all ages.

Thomas’ musical favorites include:  The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, Alicia Keys, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix, Chopin, Debussy, Sibelius, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Maria Rita, Djavan, Gustavo Santaolalla, Miles Davis, Hank Mobley, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Andy Mckee, Laurence Juber, Art Blakey, Carter Beauford, Brian Blade, Maria Schneider, and Thomas Newman.

*Charango is an amazing instrument from Argentina – you might recognize it from “Iguazu,” by Gustavo Santaolalla (used in many film and tv scores).

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