Some of the GMM Kids seen here. Adults below...
Come visit the NE Boulder Studio. 45 Minute weekly lessons recommended.
Some clips from an adult student open mic.
Online Lessons Available....
My name is Thomas and I own Good Music Medicine. I have been playing guitar for over 43 years. I am lucky enough to perform as a singer/songwriter and guitarist all around the front range! I play in a successful band, we play almost every weekend.
Being a musician brings me great joy and I love to share that joy wth others! It's my honor to teach you, or our child some guitar or songwriting and encourage you to sing if you are willing!! I am a patient, down to earth teacher and I work well with both children and adults. Lessons are never stressful or intimidating. If you are new at guitar as an adult, or child, I'd like to help get you on your way.
If your already playing well, but want to take the next step, I love to help develop artists. I can support you in getting to the next level, what ever that is for you. I'll even get you on stage if that will help! I have optional student recitals 2 times a year where you get a chance to show off what you have leaned! If you are in a band or performing already, the opportunity to open for my band might be available.
If you are feeling intimidated by theory, I was too. I had been performing for years before I was able to comprehend the theory behind the notes. I make it easy for you to learn basic theory if you are interested. It does open doors and help in communicaing with other musicians. No need to fear the scales anymore! I can make them make sense to you!
In addiiton to beginner guitar, I specialize in teaching people the joys and freedom of lead guitar work. I'll find a way to teach you mastery of the neck; generally by breaking theory down and making each piece I teach you, applicable and useful to everyday playing. In a deeper look, any one can string notes together. I also teach how to create phrases, licks and use silence as well to be a crisp, sharp lead player. (I specialize in improvisational leads and do not teach tabs and reconstruction of other people's leads).
I am also a songwriter and have sold three of my songs as well as having songs on all the major streamin services. It is my sincere belief that any human being can write a song, learn to perform well it and then share it with friends, or the world. I can help you in one lesson to see the possibility of this. Songwriting is like three dimensional journaling. It's very cathartic, and just plain fun! If you have ever had an interest in songwriting, I can help you!
Rates and payments are as follows: For students who take weekly 45 minute lessons, the per-lesson rate is $55 if you use Venmo or $50 for cash. For students who will attend less than weekly 45 minute lessons per any given month, the per lesson rate is $60 for venmo or $55 for cash. I will collect payments at the first lesson of the month for the whole month. If you miss a lesson, I will offer make up spots to be available in the 30 days after missed lesson.
In addition, if you don't live in Colorado, I offer lessons via Zoom. The same rates apply. I email charts for you to follow along with if needed. I am happy to speak with you on the phone about your goals and my teaching style anytime!
“Thomas has been teaching my son, Grant, guitar for 4 years. In this time, I have not only seen Grant’s love and appreciation for music grow, I have also witnessed his confidence and self-esteem improve. Thomas provided constant encouragement and support to Grant that he was able to play his guitar and sing into a microphone at a local coffee shop. Thomas naturally finds a way for kids to “break free” from their fears and accomplish goals they never thought possible. Thomas has been a blessing to our family.” Emily S. Gunbarrel.
"Thomas is a wonderful teacher! Not only did he teach my daughter and I guitar… but he also taught us how to believe in ourselves. My daughter’s confidence grew so much with Thomas. She wasn’t just confident in her guitar skills, but as a good human too. Thomas is funny, kind, patient, and talented. We are lucky to have a teacher like Thomas in our lives." Jolie E. Gunbarrel.
"If you are looking for the most talented, kind and patient guitar teacher in the world- look no further! Thomas is your guy. Thomas is a very creative and fun teacher. He is a true Rock Star!" Emily Sullivan. Gunbarrel.
"Thomas, you are such an awesome person. You have taught me so much about music and you have taught me to be a better person. I woulden't be anywhere if it wasen't for what you taught me and the motivation you have given me. I owe you so much." Albert 18. Boulder, Co.
“Thomas has been teaching our 9 year-old son to play the guitar and I can’t recommend him enough! Thomas came into our son’s life at a time when he needed a kind and patient teacher/mentor. Through his gentle encouragement and warm-hearted disposition, Thomas inspired our son to embrace the guitar…and to play and sing in public! Our son’s confidence has grown and it’s so lovely to see him step out of his comfort zone…with a SMILE! We all look forward to seeing Thomas each week.” Kim Vincent Bagelman. Boulder.
"For the past several months Thomas has been providing guitar lessons for our 13 year old son. We have had several instructors over the years with mixed results at best. Thomas has proven to be incredibly patient, engaging, effective and fun. For the first time, our son looks forward to his lessons. The other day I took a moment to listen to our son practicing and was amazed to see how far he has come. I wholeheartedly recommend Thomas to anyone with a desire to learn guitar. He is a reliable, capable, inspirational and extraordinarily patient teacher."Andrea Guss. Gunbarrel.
"Just in case you need to know, Thomas is one of the best instructors I have ever been associated with. He takes his time and makes sure the student understands the lesson".
Michael Freyta. Broomfield.
"Great teacher, nice, patient and easy going. If you want to learn guitar at your own pace and without stress you came to the right place... " Miles Filus. Fredrick.
"I had wanted to write songs for many years. As a moderate acoustic guitarist, it all seemed way above my pay grade. Through Thomas' gentle way of teaching, it actually was much easier, much more accessible than I thought! To date, I have written two songs and I am on my way to writing some more. Next Thomas is working with me on the courage to perform those songs!!"Sandy Clement. Longmont.
"I have been playing guitar for 16 years and I had intuitively by ear figured out how to play leads to some chord progressions. Too often I would get lost as things got more complex. Thomas has shown me, in just a few lessons the basic structure of what scales to play over what chords. This has helped when I am playing with others 10 fold". Johnny Dorado. Gunbarrel.
"Theory was never my thing. My mind does not work in this way. Thomas helped me speak a language around theory and scales that I could understand. He figured out a way to work with my mind. He is a great teacher and finds the way in which all his students learn."Minos Enfield. Boulder.
"I went from only dreaming of playing acoustic guitar to being able to play the major chords and beginning to understand how to take some of my poetry and turn it into my own songs. Thomas gives his students confidence that anyone can write a song, sing and play guitar. Thanks Thomas!"
Carla Jorgensen. Westminster.
"We hired Thomas and Side Kick to help shepherd our band, Drive, to the next level of performing and recording. We’ve been impressed with his expertise and assistance as well as his contacts in the Boulder area. We’ve enjoyed our interactions with Thomas and would highly recommend his services to other bands and musicians". Alan F, Drive. Boulder,
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