|Location:||New York, NY|
|Title/Headline:||Music is a language at Mighty Sparrow band , Murderers Row , Gershwin Brothers, Dark Ages|
|Known for:||Musician in Mighty Sparrow Band and Blue Man Group, Dumptruck , Gershwin Brothers, Dark Ages|
|Minimum time:||30 minutes|
Tom Shad is a New York City-based bassist and music teacher. He has been tirelessly active as a performer, recording artist and teacher for over 40 years, and has lent his talents to a diverse array of projects, from critically acclaimed rock bands (such as Dumptruck) to world-renowned performance spectacles (Blue Man Group) ,Calypso legend Mighty Sparrow and much more.
Tom's deep respect for music extends far beyond his orientation towards bass guitar. He remains voracious in his consumption of music books, records, documentaries, and live performances. He has never ceased the process of active learning. As such, his nearly encyclopedic knowledge of music both past and present is a great asset to his teaching. In fact, he dislikes the idea of genres—"It's all music," as he once succinctly put it, and it is this worldview that affords him a great amount of flexibility as a teacher. Whatever your musical interests are, Tom is likely to know how to help push you in the direction you want to go.
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