Tommy began his love of music at an early age. At the age of 9 Tommy lived behind a music store. Hearing great music everyday from the store that played the classics on the store stereo as well as a Dad that played guitar and a step dad that played percussion. So began his desire to learn.
Tommy graduated high school early in a rush to expand his musical knowledge and understanding. Went to Mesa Community college and was on the presidential honor roll. Studied Music Theory and classical guitar with George Summers. Always working on continuing to improve skill level and understanding of the instrument and the music.
After completing 5 semesters at MCC Tommy went on to Musicians Institute out of California.
Tommy returned to AZ to attend ASU as a theory major. Completing many more classes and continuing to polish his craft. Finishing with a Bachelor’s in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration.
Tommy became a music teacher for Scottsdale schools, general music instructor, band director and orchestra teacher. In a desire to work back in Chandler after a few years of working for Scottsdale school Tommy went to work full time as a private teacher. Teaching at times more than 3000 lessons per year and up to 13 different instruments.
This led to his decision to open GuitarTommy’s and share his joy of music with others.
Tommy is your friend in music and here to help.
Ms. Coleman is a private art and music instructor in Phoenix’s east valley. She was the Founder and former Executive Director of the Art on Boston Community School of the Arts, as well as the Founder and former Executive Director of the Phoenix Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Coleman holds a Master’s Degree in Music Performance (Classical Guitar) from Arizona State University, (ASU) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and Education from The University of Texas at Dallas. Ms. Coleman also studied at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma in 1979-1981 where she hosted a successful cable TV program on KEY-TV 3 called the “Guitar Workshop”.
Mr. Egan is a Phoenix native who obtained a Bachelor's Degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston. As a guitar, bass, and ukulele instructor, he enjoys embarking along the journey with his students, hoping to help share his passion and respect for the music he has studied and played.
Zack is the lead guitarist for the eclectic pop/rock group the Rich Berra Band, one half of the jazz duo St. Marc, and one of the guitarists in the heavy metal band Scattered Guts. He has studied with such acclaimed teachers as Jack Pezanelli, Bruce Bartlett, Mick Goodrick, Dan Davis, Pete Pancrazi, Tim Miller, and John Marasco. Key influences include John Scofield, Pat Martino, Ted Greene, Wes Montgomery, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, James Hetfield, Jerry Reed, and many others.
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