Styles - Eclectic
Mr. Stevens teaches classical, jazz, standards, ragtime, reading and interpreting lead sheets, how to read pop sheet music, improvisation, blues forms and licks, music theory and composition from beginning to advanced.
Tom's lifelong acquisition of musical knowledge and skill is a resource at the student's disposal. He likes working with students of all ages and levels to determine their goals and help them achieve those goals.
He received his Bachelor of Music from the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University and his Master of Music from DePaul University graduating Pi Kappa Lambda. Studied piano pedagogy at Northwestern University.
Tom Is an experienced Composer and Performing Pianist. He is Co-Producer of the Chicago Sounding Series, a recipient of a CAPP award for emerging artists and of the Old Town School Commissioning Award. He has released three CDs on the Wynieu Music label which have received airplay on radio stations throughout the US and the Netherlands.
Education: Masters of Music
Started at the Old Town School in June of 1988