Tom Poore, USA

With over thirty years experience teaching classical guitar, Tom Poore has taught at the North Carolina School of the Arts Community Music Center and the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department. His background in teaching children includes Suzuki training, outreach programs through the Broadway School of Music and Passport Program, and the Cleveland Public Schools’ Arts in Summer Education Program. Tom Poore’s students have performed for WCPN radio and WVIZ television.

Former students of his have gone on to earn scholarships and degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, The Juilliard School of Music, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Aspen Music Festival, and others. Tom Poore earned his bachelor’s degree at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied with Aaron Shearer, and his master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with John Holmquist. He was also the editor for Aaron Shearer’s three volume Learning the Classic Guitar, published by Mel Bay.

Currently Tom Poore teaches in the greater Cleveland area at the Solon Center for the Arts, Western Reserve School of Music, Avon School of Music, and at his home in South Euclid.

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