©2018 by Tom Pritchard

Contact

401-578-5529

What I Offer

 

Private Lessons

Violin, Viola, Ukulele, Cello, Mandolin

Teachers need to be able to motivate and guide students towards success. As an experienced and passionate string teacher, I believe in an approach that gives students positive, constructive ways to learn. I design my lessons according to my students’ needs, focusing on what the student would like to learn as well as providing them with a strong foundation upon with to build their skills. I teach a variety of genres including classical, jazz, fiddling, and rock.

Performer

5-String Violin, Viola, Mandolin
Secondary: Bass, Cello

I have extensive performing and music reading experience and am able to fit into many performance of recording situations.  I am also well versed in many styles of improvisation including jazz, bluegrass, and rock.

Bluegrass, Rock, Jazz, Classical

I play in many bands that are available for hire.  Check out my band page to see the different groups that I play with on a regular basis. If you can't find an ensemble that fits your needs, contact me and I can put one together using my network musicians.

Workshops

Improvisation, Fiddle, 5-string

Clinics are aimed at string teachers teaching in an orchestral setting.  Topics that I have presented before include teaching using a 5-string violin, incorporating improvisation into the orchestral classroom, and how to teach idiomatic fiddling.

Wedding Ensemble

String Quartet, Trio, Duo, Solo

This ensemble can be whatever size according to your needs and budget.  I have a vast list of repertoire from which to draw, from classical to jazz and pop.  I also make arrangements of songs if you have a request for your wedding.

Arranging

Student Orchestra/ Strings Focused

I am available to make arrangements of songs not originally written for your ensemble or compositions catered specifically to your ensemble's needs.  I have extensive experience arranging for student orchestras and I have also worked on arrangements for string quartets and small ensembles.