Tom Allen

Company Olathe School of Music
Address Olathe, KS USA
URL http://www.allensguitar.com
Email katnikmat@cs.com
Phone # 913/558-0716
Instruments Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Theory, Ear Training, Composition
Musical Styles Rock/Pop, Alternative, Metal, Blues, Slide, Jazz, Reggae, Acoustic/Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Christian, Classical
Skill Levels All levels

Personal Statement

I have been teaching for 17 years and performing for 20. My main goal is to help my students progress in a fast manner, while maintaining good technique. Music reading is important for my younger students so that they can get a head start on band and orchestra instruments. I offer quality instruction, using materials that I have put together over the last two decades. My teaching technique is constantly being refined with the advent of newer music to teach to my students. I teach students from age 5-80. You're never to old (or young)to learn something new!

Teaching Details

Teaching Experience 18 Years
Teaching Location Olathe School of Music
Lesson Rates $20 per 1/2 Hour.
Cancellation Policy 48 hours notice, but I try to give makeup credits anyway.
Teaching Hours
Monday: 4:00 PM- 9:00PM
Tuesday: 4:00 PM- 9:00PM
Wednesday: 4:00 PM- 9:00PM
Thursday: 4:00 PM- 9:00PM
Friday: 4:00 PM- 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Musical Influences I'm definately influenced by the older classic rock styles, but also, I love Classical guitar. My biggest influences, though, come from my students who bring in their favorite music to learn.
Performing Experience I've been performing for twenty years as a solo guitarist and in a duet.I have played at weddings,restaurants, art galleries and private parties. I also played for the pre concert dinner of Des Moines Symphony season opener.
Education & Training I've had years of private lessons with two Classical/Rock teachers. Also I've been involved with Christopher Parkening at his master class at Bozeman, Montana.