Tom Ray

Guitar / Bass / Ukelele / Drums

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first picked up the guitar at 13 years old after hearing the band Deep Purple and has been & Rockin’ ever since. His musical influences and teaching styles cover a broad cross section, from shredding to Jazz, Rock and Blues and everything in between. He has been teaching Rockers of all ages for the past 10 years and we are delighted to have him join DSR in January 2017.

Tom’s musical interest brought him to the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory (Ohio) where he increased his repertoire under the instruction of Loris Chobanion, attaining his Bachelor’s degree.

Tom proceeded to teach guitar at the Aurora School of Music (Ohio) where as a leading professor for four years, he taught over 50 students of various ages and levels in classical, rock, and jazz guitar. After the tenure at the Aurora School of Music, Tom moved to New York to pursue a career in music. He has performed in solo recitals tons of gigs and recordings with many local bands, recording artists, and pit orchestras.

Tom will be able to help all of his students achieve their musical goals on guitar, bass or uke in any style. Tom has also studied under our Grammy® Award-winning drum instructor José and is able to teach beginner drum students for up to a year. Any of Tom’s drum students are first on the list to switch to José, once he becomes available.


He’s looking forward to working with singer songwriters too and his recording experience will allow him to record those budding artists original material!