By Andrew Catania
Most of us remember growing up, having our guitar heroes to worship. Children growing up nowadays aren’t picking up an instrument for years past. In comes in Tom Amoriello. Tom is a guitar teacher at the Hunterdon Academy of the Arts in New Jersey.
Tom has been on the faculty of Hunterdon Academy of the Arts since 2012. He currently is the Guitar Education Chairperson for the New Jersey Music Education Association and serves as the NAfME Eastern Division Representative for the Council for Guitar Education Executive Committee.
He has had over 20 guitar advocacy articles published in Tempo Magazine: The Official Magazine of the NJMEA. During his time on the NJMEA board, he has co-directed 3 guitar festivals and drafted the proposal to approve the first ever NJMEA Honors Guitar Ensemble. Tom is an advocate for class guitar programs in public schools and has been a clinician presenting his “Guitar for the K-12 Music Educator” for the Guitar Foundation of America Festivals in Charleston, SC and Columbus, GA., Lehigh Valley Guitar Festival in Bethlehem, PA, NAFME 2011 Biennial Conference in Baltimore, as well as other state music education conferences in New Jersey, New York and Virginia.
Tom has made a book geared toward children tilted “Journey to Guitarland with Maestro Armadillo.” Tom’s book is to introduce children to the world of the guitar. Using his experience as a teacher and accomplished guitarist, Tom illustrates images and carefully worded paragraphs to grab the attention of his young audience. Hoping to get their young minds interested in learning more about the guitar.
For more information on Tom, his book, and his career, please visit http://www.tomamoriello.com/
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