Monthly spotlight: Tom Lowe

music lessonsWe are very proud of our teachers here at Meridian Music and Arts. In an effort to share the talent that our teachers posses with the public we do a monthly spotlight. This month we are spotlighting Tom Lowe. Tom has been teaching music for over 50 years. He has been teaching at Meridian Music and Arts for the last two years. We are really thankful for all he does to make this place what it is and for his professionalism. If you are interested in music lessons with Tom please call him directly at 208-890-2940 or email him at lessonswithtom@gmail.com.

We gave Tom a list of questions to help you get to know him better. See what he had to say below.

What ages do you teach?

Kindergarten to geriatric

What instruments do you teach?

I teach electric bass, piano (keyboard) and guitar.

Do you have a teaching motto?

Something new is hard for everyone at first. Work hard at it on faith and pretty soon you’ll be wondering what you thought was so hard.

How many years have you been teaching?

I have been teaching for 52 years.

Who or what inspired you to become a music teacher?

Esther Quigley, Carol Meyer ad Terry Q Miller.

Describe your best moment ever teaching music:

When each individual has that glow from realizing, “hey I can do this and it sounds good!”

If you could have one teaching super power, what would it be?

To be able to convince each student of their own self-worth; no matter what they attempt and do their best at it.

Describe what it is like to be in lessons with you:

I try to use lots of “real world” musical examples to illustrate and/or reinforce the point(s) that the books are trying to make at a given time. I’ll demo something guitar for piano sometimes.

Tell us some fun facts about yourself that we may not know:

I like the challenge of trying to play something I don’t know in a jam session-type situation. When a totally ad-hoc jam comes off sounding like a well-rehearsed gigging band, it can be a really magical feeling.

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