My musical journey began in 5th grade when I chose flute for elementary band. I fell in love and continued through middle school, private lessons and a variety of classical music, into high school and my first year of college. I picked up the flute again 10 years later and joined the Shoreline Community Band. Life and kids postponed further flute playing at that time, but my passion for music continued.
I recently became an “empty nester” and decided to pick up flute again. I ran across Tom’s Facebook page and decided to email him. We met in March and right away I felt very comfortable and at ease. My thought was to learn how to read music again, although with Tom’s encouragement, I am not only learning to read again, but also to play improvisational flute (Blues, Jazz, etc.) I dove right in and each lesson brings loads of information, music theory, laughter, and of course, the shared love of our passion for music.
Tom is very patient with me while learning these new styles. He knows I have a thirst for knowledge and the excitement continues each week. I’m inspired by Tom’s knowledge, wisdom and passion for music. Most of all, he always reminds me “play from your heart!”