The Artist

Tom was introduced to the instrumental guitar scene with with his debut CD YTK. The CD was executive produced by legendary guitarist Michael Angelo Batio and distributed worldwide through MAB’s company MACE Music. Shortly after the release, Tom entered Ernie Ball/Music Man’s Best Guitarist on The Web contest and was awarded Best Rock Guitarist (judges included Steve Morse of Deep Purple and John Petrucci of Dream Theater).

Tom has appeared on compilation CDs released by Lion Music (Tribute to Shawn Lane Vol. 2) and Shredguy Records (Shredding Across the World Vol.1 & Vol.2). Resurrection, Tom’s debut CD for Shredguy Records was released in 2013. Joining Tom are special guests Mark Zonder (Fates Warning), Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), and Matt Garstka (Animals as Leaders) on drums, bassist Andy DeLuca (Symphony X, Michael Angelo Batio, James LaBrie’s Mullmuzzer), and guitarists Mike Abdow (Fates Warning, Solo Artist) and Oli Herbert (All That Remains). The record was mixed and mastered by Keith Merrow (Conquering Dystopia) at Merrowsound Studios.

Tom is endorsed by several companies, including Rick Hanes Guitars & DiMarzio Pickups. Rick Hanes released Tom’s signature guitar, the TK7, in February 2014. He has been featured multiple times in national & international guitar publications such as Guitar Player Magazine & Gitar Plus (Indonesia) and on numerous instrumental guitar music websites.

As A Music Educator

Tom’s passion for playing music has always been matched by his excitement for sharing musical knowledge. A full time private instructor for over two decades, Tom has taught students of all ages and skill levels. He has authored multi-week courses for subscription based guitar instruction sites and has recorded two instructional DVDs teaching advanced techniques and musical concepts. In addition to his work with TKM, Tom has performed as a masterclass artist & has been invited as a guest instructor for national music camps such as Camp Jam.