A captivating performer, Tom’s strength’s are in his warm sound & driving melodic lines. Called multi-lingual, his versatility knows no bounds. From composition to folk music, to jazz & blues, classical, even rock’n’roll, this eclectic musician combines elements from all musical genres to create his unique sound. Tom is an innovator, whether in composition, education, or performance. Tom has won awards for composition & education, including three recent NEA awards for his work as Music Director for the YouTheatre program at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, PA. Tom's compositions are known for their beautiful melodies, innovative instrumentation & modern harmonies.
...music that rocks, pops and plays it cool. Guitar World
...easy on the ears yet brimming with technical prowess and harmonic richness. Ted Drozdowski, Jazziz
...diverse and listenable, but very deep with a lot of really unpredictable twists. Boston Phoenix
Mount Joy, PA
Teaching all levels, I am currently teaching out of my home & at locations in Lancaster, PA. I teach flutes, pennywhistle, improvisation, song-writing (including lyrics), arranging & orchestration. Styles include jazz, blues, popular, rock, classical, & celtic music. Email me for available hours & rates.
With Laurie Haines Reese (cello), I have several educational programs, ranging from concerts to instrument building workshops to composition & song-writing residencies