Teaching

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PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS in the San Francisco East Bay Area and on Skype!

Tom Lilienthal has been a California credentialed public school instrumental music teacher for many years.  He now offers private lessons on electric bass, music theory and improvisation.  Children, adults and beginners to professionals welcome!

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Prior student testimonials:                                                                                                                                 “…the “Intro to Rock ‘N Roll” class. What a great experience that was! I didn’t even take up guitar until I was 63 years old. My expectations were to get enough skill to have fun with my family and relatives. The result of taking the class with 8 other old guys, like myself, was to actually perform at Philo’s Bar in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. More surprising, people really enjoyed our performance!  Since completing the class, my skill level is exponentially higher and I enjoy playing guitar even more. I highly recommend your class to others who have a hidden desire to be a  “Rock Star” (like me!!!)                                                                                                                     Con el más sincereo agradecimiento,”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dr. Tom Wilson                                                                                                                                                     Bucerias, Nayari

                                                                                                                                                                                            “When I met Tom, I had owned my electric guitar for almost 2 years. At that point, I knew almost nothing about playing. Now I do. Tom’s method of group instruction worked for me. The classes were fun & informative. I still can’t believe he managed to get all of us to play and sing as a group. I can’t thank Tom enough & I’m looking forward to another class in the future.”

Kim Sherback

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “I most recently enrolled in an “Introduction to Rock and Roll Class” offered by Tom Lilienthal. My purpose in doing so was to improve my guitar playing. I found that I received much more than that. Following is a listing of what I obtained from taking Tom’s class.

– Instruction from an individual who has been a teacher all of his adult life, working with high school age children to 75 yr. old adults such as myself.

– A general understanding of guitar playing skills.

– How to perform on stage.

– Live, on stage performing experience, before a live audience.

– I met other guitar players and we jam weekly.

– Tom encouraged me, and arranged through his friends in the music world, to play regularly at open mike nights. This has led to an unexpected enjoyment and fulfillment of my musical life and introduced me to many wonderful people

– Much knowledge, understanding, and experience in playing “Rock and Roll” as well as other forms of music.

  I would strongly encourage anyone wishing to improve their general knowledge of music, their playing ability, skills for performing in front of live audiences which could lead to your becoming a regular performing musician should you choose to do so, to take Tom’s class. You get  all of this from a musician whose life long profession has been  performing and teaching.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jerry Hinsdale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “I was one of Tom’s Spring 2012 Beginning Guitar students. His progressive teaching approach made learning the instrument, fundamental chords, strumming techniques, tempo and a group song very easy and best of all, FUN!!!  I highly endorse his class and plan to take more classes from him in the future.”

Robert Davis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “In Tom Lilienthal’s Intro to Rock Class we formed a band, learned how to practice, performed for a packed house, and made lasting friendships along the way.”

Wes Martin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FUN DURING THE CLASSES AND FUN FINALLY PERFORMING!                                                                                                                                                 To watch a video of the 2012 Intro to Rock performance in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico on April 5, 2012                                                                   CLICK HERE:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyDN5xuY2 

                                                                                                                                                                                      WATCH a Slideshow of the Intro to Rock & Roll class before, during and after the performance.

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WATCH a Slideshow of the previous year’s class at their first performance on February 3, 2011.

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For more information, contact Tom at: tomlilienthal@gmail.com


Posted June 3, 2011 by acuaticamontero

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