Teacher : Tom Espinola

Tom Espinola
Traditional bluegrass, blues, and classical styles
Beginning to advanced guitar and mandolin

Tom has taught mandolin, guitar and music theory for over twenty five years and is accomplished in many fingerstyles and flatpicking styles.

He has performed in many ensembles including New Morning String Band, Nothin' Doin', and Lulu's Fate. Tom has performed and recorded with Bruce Hornsby, Stephen Bennett, Peter Rowan, Mac Wiseman, Jethro Burns and has done workshops with Bill Monroe. He has written for chamber orchestra, theater, and dance groups, and one of his multi-media pieces was featured in "New Music America" festival in Washington D.C. He was commissioned to arrange for the Paul Winter Consort and for Trapezoid, who recorded his arrangements on Cool of the Day, Another Country, and Now and Then.

Tom's own music can be heard on Feather River on Rounder Records, andWhich Way Waltz on his own label, Creative Life recordings. Tom is also respected as a local folk music producer, recording at his studio in Chevy Chase, MD.

You can also visit Tom's website www.tomespinola.com

Lessons are $30.00 per half hour or $60.00 per hour, and are held at the instructor's residence in Chevy Chase, MD or at HMT's new teaching studios at 7008 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD. This is next door to our new store location at 7010 Westmoreland. The studios are upstairs from the Curves gym. This location is walking distance from the Takoma Metro station, and free parking is available in the lot behind our new store.

Tom Espinola recommends the following books for students:
Fiddler's Fakebook
the Waltz Books

For contact information for this teacher, please call House of Musical Traditions at (301) 270-9090 or contact the lessons coordinator by email.

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