Tommy Marolda is a respected songwriter, musician, record producer, engineer and music publisher who has appeared on more than 50 albums either as an artist, producer or composer. He has been nominated for a Gammy Award and has worked on gold and platimun albums with artists such as Cher, Bee Gees, The Killers, Rod Stewart, Kurupt, DR. Dre and Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi.
Working in the music business for more than 30 years, Tommy and his two bands, THE TOMS and HORIZONTAL LADIES CLUB, continue to record and release alternative and independent music.
Besides writing and recording songs for all the major TV shows from Americas Next Top Model to the Theme Song for the CBS INSIDER show and Smallville, Marolda also has songs in many major films including “STAYIN’ ALIVE” starring John Travolta, “DAYS OF THUNDER” starring Tom Cruise, “ONCE IN THE LIFE” starring Lawrance Fishburn, “CARMEN” starring Beyonce Knowles, “O” starring Josh Hartman, “ROCKY BALBOA” starring Sylvester Stallone and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
Tommy has done it all, from recording legendary albums and being nominated for a Grammy, to introducing Jon Bon Jovi and Ritchie Sambora, to writing with The Killers, Rod Stewart and Cher to name a few! Because of the length of Tommy’s career he’s able to share a ton of relevant insight on the music business and the technical expertise needed to play just about any instrument including, of course, his passion for guitar.
Tommy is happy to work with both beginning and advanced students of all ages and loves to share his knowledge with those who are eager to learn!
Tom’s teaching style is patient and encouraging. If you’re an advanced student, Tommy can tell you exactly what you need to do to take your playing to the next level. He is proficient in music theory and just about every technique and genre you can imagine. Tom even works with many touring musicians such as the great blues player Paul Plumeri.
If you’re a beginner, Tom will be eager to start you off on the right foot! You won’t find anyone with as much knowledge of the instrument and the music business as Tom. He loves to show budding musicians all the tricks of the trade and loves to see the same passion he has for music take root in a new student!