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Mesmerized by the powerful guitar sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tom first picked up the guitar at the age of 14. He spent his free time studying jazz, classical, and flamenco guitar at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Then, he headed off to Boston to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he earned a BA in Professional Music with concentrations on guitar performance and music business. Tom has a relaxed and patient style of teaching that makes all of his students comfortable to fully explore all the possibilities of making music. He is well-versed in a plethora of styles that can help anyone from very beginning students to advanced students learn to rock! Tom also writes and performs with his original jazz/rock band “Redux”. The band recently relocated from San Diego and has toured all over North America. Their debut album even spent several months at the top of the CMJ jazz Charts.
Lick Of The Month- Duane Allman Style With Tom
Play: A Chord In Different Positions With Tom
I want my son to grow up to be like Tom Burda.
Tom has good communications during and between classes. He has a great ear and is very kind.
Tom gets to know us individually and is very patient.
Tom strikes exactly the right tone w/ my son, who is 7 years old.
Tom takes him seriously and has passionate discussions about music with him. At the same time Tom is teaching him steadily, making sure he gets the basic. Tom is clearly invested in helping him get better as a guitarist.
I think Tom understands what confuses me before I do.
Tom is always encouraging and positive.
Tom is very responsive and patient.
Tom brings humor into the class and helps create a relaxed atmosphere.
Tom has that “of course you sound great”, “of course you can do it” attitude.
Tom makes you feel like if you’re trying it…you’re playing it…and you’ll only get better the more you try.
Tom makes class fun!
Tom is the best. Great teacher! Makes class fun and easy.
Tom made learning the guitar really fun!
Tom takes the time to listen to our question, remembers our likes/dislikes, etc and is patient and encouraging!
Tom really tries to assess your needs as a student and helps to make you a better player.
Tom is organized, teachers the course well and understands our needs.
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