Two years ago, I decided that I wanted to learn to play guitar, and write my own songs. After extensive research of locations, pricing, credentials, and online reviews; I decided to give Tommy at Over the Mountain Music School a call. I am so glad that I did.
I like the fact that music theory is taught in context of songs that I wanted to learn to play. Being in my mid 40's my tastes in music gravitate towards the 60s through the 80s. But in talking to other students I see that the repitoire of material taught ranges from Taylor Swift to Black Sabbath, to Jazz standards, regardless of style theory was introduced, making me not just a better guitarist, but a better musician, now capable of writing my own songs and exploring my own ideas.
There have been many examples of Tommy's going above and beyond as a teacher. One that particularly made an impression on me was when I wanted to learn to play "The Fountain of Lamneth" by Rush. It is a long tricky song with numerous key and time changes. For months I searched for an accurate arrangement. Tommy took the time to transcribe a 17 minute song and teach it to me. He nailed it
I can't express strongly enough how dedicated and passionate a teacher Tommy is. I always look forward to lessons and am amazed at how quickly my own development as a musician has been.
Great school, great teacher, fair pricing and dedication make this an outstanding experience. Thank you Tommy for all you do